From Jerusalem: Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea Tour

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From Jerusalem: Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea Tour

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From US$ 92 per person

Join this tour from Jerusalem and climb the ancient Masada as the sun rises over the desert. Travel to the stunning Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and finish the day by floating in the magnificent Dead Sea.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • 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.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fee to a Dead Sea Beach
  • Written Guidance via App
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees to National Parks: Masada (31 ILS) and Ein Gedi (29 ILS)
  • Guided Tour (This is a self-guided tour)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Passport, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • Physical fitness is required for this great 1-hour hike
  • Between January 15 and 25, the entrance to Masada will be available only via the "Hasolela trail", this is due to the construction of the cable car. This trail is a short hike of 15 minutes. The tour might take longer than usual
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 131 reviews

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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

The tour starts at the high point. The climb to Masada is incredible, having the opportunity to be there before the other tourists is something unique. It's more pulled than it looks. The stop at Ein Gedi works well afterwards, a pleasant place where you can enter the waterfall. The views of the Dead Sea are beautiful, and the end at Kalia Beach is total relaxation. Samuel, the guide, grew up in the area, knows it well and talks about the place, including the problems, with great passion. Important: it doesn't go up to Masada (it's clear in the description, but there could be confusion). Find out about the fortress to make the most of it

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May 26, 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

Product ID: 23458