Hello again everyone!
Well, so far from reading these forums and posting questions (thanks to the very helpful members imparting their knowledge) our trip is coming together.
We have just 6 nights in Israel, and are thinking of having 4 nights in Jerusalem, one night in Tel Aviv and one night somewhere close to the Dead Sea. We're visiting in February, which I know is the coldest and wetest month.
As we need to book in advance, we'd obviously like to have the nice weather, particularly when we visit the Dead Sea. I think the plan is to go from Jerusalem to Kalya and go in the sea, then Qumran National Park, then Ein Gedi. Hopefully we could do that in one day (including travelling from Jerusalem). Then, we 'd like to travel further south, stay over near Masada and then see the sun rise the next morning from the cliff and then travel back to Jerusalem.
So, my questions are for those that know the region:
- is this too ambitious with too much being crammed into the day?
- can we be almost sure that we will see the sun rise, or could it be cloudy (I may have misconstrued things, but I think I read somewhere that it is always clear and sunny around the Dead Sea region)?
- is there a place near to Masada that we can stay to make it in time in the morning for the sun rise?
-does anyone know what time the sun will rise (approx) in feb?
Thanks very much in advance,