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Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Day Tour

4.4 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Eliaatours

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Day Tour

Activity provider: Eliaatours

From US$ 68.69 per person

Experience regional Israel with this full-day tour. Beginning with the Massada National Park, you will continue with the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for some hiking before ending your day by relaxing with some free time at a private beach on the Dead Sea.

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Duration 8.5 - 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the wonderful Masada
  • Enjoy the views of Eind Gedi springs, including nature and panoramic views
  • Relax at a private beach in the Dead Sea
Full description
After being collected from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you will make your way to Masada On. This area is an isolated clifftop in the heart of the desert, a lofty plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and the untamed landscape of the Judean Desert. Whilst in this area you will learn how there was once a magnificent palace that stood there. You will then venture toward Ein Gedi, a wonderful nature reserve which contains various natural wonders. You will encounter David Waterfall, a year-round waterfall along the course of the David Stream, to which there is access by a hiking trail. You will also discover Arugot Stream, a hiking trail for walkers which runs along the length of the stream and flows all year round. Next you will explore the En Gedi Spring, which rises from the mountainside and sustains abundant vegetation. By the spring you will also discover the remains of an ancient flour mill. Next up you will encounter the Dodim Cave, a small and intimate cave at the head of the David Waterfall, before you finally explore the Chalcolithic Temple. Following some free time for relaxation in the Dead Sea, you will return to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Masada entrance, including the cable car (77 ILS)
  • Ein Gedi entrance (28 ILS)
  • Dead Sea Private Beach entrance (35 ILS)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Between January 15 and 25, there will be no option to take the Masada Long Trail due to construction. Instead, guests will hike the short Hasoela trail. This may extend the length of the tour slightly between these dates.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4/5

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Our guide Khader from Elia Tours offered us a lot of interesting information and he did a very good job. A small drop of sadness was that the tour was delayed because we had to wait in Ein Gedi for late tour participants. As compensation we got a side trip to Jericho at the end of the tour. Unfortunately, some participants on New Year's Eve no longer appreciated that.

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January 9, 2023

The guided tour is amazing! If you spent few days in Israel and you want to visit as much as you can it’s perfect! In one day you have the chance to visit 3 fantastic sites and enjoy them. You have approximately 2 hours to visit each site and sometimes you need to rush and jump from one amenity to the others…but still it worth it!

January 9, 2023

Dotan (guide) and Sami (bus driver) led the tour extremely well. Two very personable and competent managers. There was a lot of interesting historical information that was passed on with enthusiasm. Masada is very impressive, En Gedi is beautiful (I would have preferred to have had more time here) and I don't think I have to say that much about the Dead Sea. A really nice tour.

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January 8, 2023

Product ID: 290030