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From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Hike

4.6 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Hike

Activity provider: Abraham Tours
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From US$ 82 per person

Discover the highlights of the lowest place on earth! Marvel at one of the world’s most spectacular sunrises as you hike up to Masada fortress, enjoy the lush green desert oasis of Ein Gedi, and experience the unique environment of the Dead Sea.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Hike up the famous snake path and see the sun slowly rise
  • Explore the fascinating ruins of the Masada fortress
  • Cool off by the many freshwater pools at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy floating in the Dead Sea and relish its therapeutic mud
Full description
From Tel Aviv, hop on the minivan early in the morning, and drive towards the Jordan valley, passing magnificent desert landscape. Follow the famous Snake Path up to the top of the cliff of the Masada fortress, while the cool night slowly turns into day, and watch a spectacular sunrise over the Dead Sea and the Jordanian mountains. You’ll have plenty of time to unravel the history of one of the biggest tales of Jewish heroism among the excavated ruins, before descending again. The journey continues at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a green oasis situated in the middle of the surrounding Judean Desert. Walk past its refreshing springs, waterfalls and wildlife, or even dip into one of the many freshwater pools to cool off. Eventually, you will get to rest your feet in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, experience the unique sensation of floating effortlessly, and cover your skin in its healing mud. In the afternoon, you will arrive back in Tel Aviv fully refreshed, with many memories to take home!
  • Full transportation
  • Guiding materials
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance to Masada (₪31)
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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Meeting point

Meet at the Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv lobby, located at 21 Levontin Street, Tel Aviv

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Basic Physical fitness is required for this 1-hour hike
  • The tour is self-guided: it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials, but no live tour guide
  • Things to bring: passport, sunscreen, walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, hat & water
  • Please note that you will need to enter your passport numbers during booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 22 reviews

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We left Tel Aviv at 2 am, everyone had a great time! At 4:30 Masada opens and everything is within your power. Our climb took 40 minutes. The view is awesome. After there was an Oasis, there, too, you had to walk up the stairs. There was enough time to get around everything, swim in the waterfall. Next was the Dead Sea, the Driver Samuel told the information very interestingly. We bought, smeared ourselves with mud, sat in a cafe and went home.

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May 24, 2022

Very nice trip! Living the experience of going up to Masada at dawn to contemplate the sunrise is really worth getting up in the middle of the night! The association of the three sites: Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea is very good. The tiling was well calibrated. The guide was fascinating

April 26, 2022

Masada is an amazing place and so is Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea too. There’s so much to see and explore and floating in the Dead Sea is an experience like no other. Would have liked a bit more time at Masada and Ein Gedi. We also had to pay to enter Ein Gedi which I thought was included in the price. Driver didn’t come to the entrance at Masada and it took a few minutes to get in but overall it was an amazing trip and I would recommend it.

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April 10, 2022

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