Nir picked us up in Jerusalem in his Land Cruiser and brought us for a traditional day to Masada/Ein Gedi/Dead Sea. He speaks great English, is a geologist by training, and knows a great deal about the political and biblical history. But even more important to me was that he geared the entire day to my 8-year-old’s needs. I very highly recommend him. –This was the 'wow' of our whole trip in Israel. If you want to see the real Israel, then this tour is a must. We visited Masada, The Dead Sea and then stayed in a Camel Ranch overnight and finished the second day of our trip today traveling throughout the Negev desert, swimming in springs and visiting numerous craters including the amazing Makhtesh Ramon. Our tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable.