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  1. Israel
  2. Tel Aviv
  3. Ein Gedi

Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Product ID: 240897
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Make unforgettable memories on this full-day guided hike through Masada National Park to the Dead Sea, watching the sunrise and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region along the way before swimming in these remarkable salty waters.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike up to the top of Masada's ancient desert fortress as the first signs of light appear on the horizon
  • Explore Masada and learn the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride
  • Swim in the cooling waters of Ein Gedi, a natural reserve with beautiful waterfalls
  • Float in the Dead Sea and relax in its rejuvenating, mineral-rich mud
Full description
Your tour will start when you depart from Jerusalem early in the morning and drive to the Jordan Valley, passing magnificent desert landscapes along the way. You’ll then arrive at Masada National Park and follow the Snake Path to the top of the cliff at Masada fortress, feeling the last cool remnants of the night slowly turn into day as you watch a spectacular sunrise over the gorgeous setting of the Dead Sea.

At the lookout, you’ll learn all about the rich history of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site perched upon a clifftop overlooking the Judean Desert. Your expert guide will tell you stories of the history of the fortress, which was built by King Herod the Great and dates back to 37 BC.

On the next part of your adventure, you’ll drive to Ein Gedi, a vibrant desert oasis, where you’ll enjoy a leisurely hike around the landscape and have the chance to cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in natural spring waters. As you do so, be sure to keep an eye out for friendly mountain goats and other native animals. Finally, you’ll head down to the Dead Sea, where you can literally float in its remarkable salty waters, covering yourself in rejuvenating mud and relaxing before beginning your journey back to Jerusalem.
  • Round-trip transportation from Jerusalem in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private bathing in the Dead Sea
What’s Not Included
  • Health insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee to Masada (additional cost of 29 NIS Shekel)
  • Entrance fee to Ein Gedi (additional cost of 29 NIS Shekel)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Jerusalem David Citadel hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• Please note that this is a self-guided tour
• Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and your swimming costume
• The private beach at the Dead Sea has a shower, bathroom, and changing facilities
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Product ID: 240897