Tel Aviv: Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion

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Tel Aviv: Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion

From $136.49 per person

Explore the stunning Masada National Park and the breathtaking Dead Sea on this day trip from Tel Aviv. Visit the ruins of King Herod’s place, ride above scenic landscapes in a cable car, and float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
Starting time 7:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, and Netanya. Pick-up times: From Tel Aviv: 07:15 From Herzliya: 07:00 From Netanya: 06:30. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
  • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Relax with hotel pick up and drop-off from Tel Aviv/Netanya/Herzliva
  • Admire panoramic views of the Dead Sea and Rift Valley Qumran
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and departs Tel Aviv via the Judean Hills, heading towards the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. As you descend below sea level along the route, pass through the Biblical wilderness of the landscape and learn about the history-rich region from your guide. On the way, keep an eye out for the ‘Inn of the Good Samaritan’ and stop on route to admire the desert that stretches out before you and marvel at the ancient city of Jericho that can be seen in the distance. Upon arrival at the shores of the Dead Sea, notice the salt encrusted shores and follow the coastline towards Masada. Although it's impossible to climb the Snake Path up to Masada as the Romans did 2000 years ago, there is a convenient cable car to the top of the mountain plateau. Learn about how King Herod built a fortified palace here, with a swimming pool and even a synagogue. Head back down to the Dead Sea and pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, home to lush foliage and gorgeous waterfalls and the place where David hid from angry King Saul. The tour will also pass by Qumran, where the 2000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in a number of hillside caves. The tour ends at the Dead Sea, which was once a contender for a title of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a swim in the sea, which is world-famous for its therapeutic mineral-rich waters, and float around as you relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car up to Masada
  • Includes entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance not included
  • Tips (recommended)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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Excellent instructions for pick up and Michael our guide was a great driver and very informative during the majority of the day. There was enough time at each of the attractions to spend time and learn about what was going on. I am unable to rate this any higher as the return back to Tel Aviv let it down, no information, took 4hours and at times we were stationary without information about when we were likely to get back to our hotel. This was due to overloading the coach on the return leg with other passengers from another trip. Sadly this left a sour taste in people’s mouths and some couples even got off the coach and starting walking to their hotel. After checking this was not an option for us with a 40 minute walk ahead if we had so we waited and took the risk which luckily only ended up been half this time.

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