Adventure

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

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

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

Activity provider: Abraham Tours
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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 1 day
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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)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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One of our favorite experiences in Israel and the best tour company we used by far. Samuel was an excellent guide during the drive. The hike up Masada is challenging but not prohibitively so (husband carried our 2 year old on his back and Im just over 6 months pregnant…it took us about 50 minutes and 2 bottles of water to get up). For the Dead Sea, be sure to bring flip flops or water shoes—we didn’t and really regretted it. Excellent trip— not to be missed!

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September 19, 2022

Tour has been changed due to heavy rainfall. Informed about this, therefore with cable car instead of sunrise to see. Cable car costs money. Waterfall entrance you also have to pay extra, only not the Dead Sea beach. Actually you only pay for the transport because the guide doesn't go anywhere, stays behind In the minibus (very tight transport) and you have to figure it out and do it yourself.

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February 11, 2020

The tour was great. Everything went perfectly. Still, there is one star less because it was a little too short notice to see the sunrise. You had to queue at the cash register and it took about 30 minutes until you could "finally" walk up the mountain. Don't underestimate this as it takes 40-60 minutes to walk up and considering the queue & walking up the hill it's really hard with the sunrise in Masada. In addition, you then have no condition/stamina for the other places (En Geidi & Dead Sea).

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September 25, 2019

Product ID: 23458