Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

From US$ 83 per person

From Jerusalem, head south and climb Masada as the sun rises, illuminating the surrounding desert and Dead Sea. Then to the stunning Ein Gedi Oasis Nature Reserve for a hike and then finish the day by floating and swimming at the magnificent Dead Sea.

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Duration 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Climb Masada Desert Fortress as the sun rises
  • Tour the fortress ruins and see the amazing views
  • Hike at the oasis at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Relax and float in the magnificent Dead Sea
Full description
From the Old City of Jerusalem, drive to Southern Israel for a brilliant day amongst nature. Hike in the cool darkness to the very top of the ancient desert fortress of Masada before bathing in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea. You will watch the day begin with a spectacular sunrise over the Moab Mountains and the Judean Desert. Then at the top of the mountain, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride. You will ascend and descend the mountain fortress by the famous Snake Path. Then, continue on to the real highlight of the tour, a walk through the stunning Ein Gedi nature reserve with its natural springs, waterfalls and amazing desert plants and wildlife. After your long walk you will be ready to rest your tired feet and float effortlessly in the healing waters of the Dead Sea or take a bath in the therapeutic mud at the lowest place on Earth: A truly unique experience that will leave you relaxed and fortified. Once fully refreshed and treated, you will be ready to make your homeward journey to Jerusalem.
Includes
  • Transport to all sites
  • Guiding materials
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Ein Gedi entrance (NIS 29)
  • Guide
  • Masada entrance (NIS 29)
  • Optional) One-way cable-car ride (NIS 29)

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Meeting point

Abraham Hostel Lobby, Davidka Square, 67 Hanavi'im Street Jerusalem

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • A physical fitness is required for this great 1hr hike.
  • The tour is self-guided: it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials, but no actual guide.
  • Things to bring: passport, sunscreen, walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, hat & water.
  • Please note: You will need to enter your passport number. After clicking on the "Book Now" button a booking form will show up. After you filled-in all the necessary information enter your passport number in the field "remarks for the local operator".
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Exactly what we expected. We had time to enjoy each destination. The idea to arrive at Massada at dawn is a great idea to climb the mount before the warmth and the resort near to the dead sea allows us to relax in the swimming pool after the bath in the salty sea.

August 26, 2019

All in all a great tour with a reliable tour guide.

All in all a great tour with a reliable tour guide and a good price-performance ratio. Highlights were of course the sunrise at Masada and Ein Gedi with it's animals and the waterfal. Things to mind: - The climb at Masada is really exhausting. The cable car starts at 8am,, so you have to walk. If your old or not that sporty, it is possible, that you are not in time in Masada for the sunrise. - We don't know why everybody's talking about the dead sea and how wonderful it is. You feel like a dead fish in (too) salty, oily, nearly boiling water. If you make the mistake to put finger in your eyes, you feeling the pains of your life and after 30 minutes lying at the "beach" (more like mud desert) you sweating like hell. You can say, that you were at the lowest point at the earth, maybe that's the experience. But, like I said: The tour was all in all a great adventure!

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August 10, 2019

Great tour! Make sure you are fine to get up early and bring some comfortable shoes as you need to walk up to the fortress, which is tough. But the view from the top of the mountain is incredible and worthy!! Timing for each stop has been perfect, so enough time to enjoy and see everything but not too long to get bored! I highly recommend this tour as it is something special.

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April 26, 2018

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