Day trip

From Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours
Day trip

From Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 79 per person

Hike up to the ruins of King Herod's former citadel and watch the sunrise at Masada. Get back to nature in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and relax at a private beach at the Dead Sea.

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Duration 1 day
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the top of the ancient desert fortress of Masada to watch the sunrise
  • Get spectacular views of the Dead Sea and Judean Desert
  • Go for a nature walk in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy access to a private beach to float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea
Full description
Depart Jerusalem in the early morning at 3:00 AM. Travel for 1.5 hours to Masada mountain and begin your hike to the top. On the way up to the top, enjoy the extraordinary desert sunrise, one that can only be seen in the right place at the right time. Once at the top you will enjoy some time to experience the site. Head back down the mountain and travel to Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. At 8:00 AM arrive at the Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. Enter the reserve to watch the desert wildlife in the magnificent green Ein-Gedi Oasis. 10:00 AM continue your journey to the Dead Sea. Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and enjoy bathing and floating on it's therapeutic waters. After floating and covering yourself with mud your driver will begin the trip back to Jerusalem. At approximately 1:00 PM arrive back in Jerusalem.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Entry fees to Masada (NIS 29) and Ein Gedi (NIS 29)
  • Lunch
  • Entry fee to a private beach at the Dead Sea (35 NIS)

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Pick-up from the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and your swimming costume
  • The private beach at the Dead Sea has shower, bathroom and changing facilities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Service
    3.6/5
  • Organization
    3.4/5

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Je recommande totalement. C'est très bien organisé. Il est possible de suivre le guide (qui est très sympathique) ou de visiter librement les lieux avec un point de rendez-vous pour la suite de l'excursion. Le levé du soleil à Massada est une expérience unique et inoubliable. C'etait parfait !

March 27, 2023

Massada é um lugar muito bonito que vale a pena a visita. Entretanto, subimos pela trilha, que é difícil e cansativa, cerca de 50 min. Quem puder, sugiro ir de teleférico. Ein gedi é meio pega turista, não gostei, fora que disponibilizam pouco tempo, então não da pra visitar direito. Sugiro ficar no ônibus e nem gastar o dinheiro do ingresso. Mar morto é bem bacana, a praia em si é feia, mas gostei muito tá experiência. Aqui tivemos duas horas pra aproveitar. Os passeios não tem guia, nem explicação, somente um motorista mal humorado. Se atentem para os horários, o motorista é muito rígido e quem não chega no horário marcado fica pra trás.

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March 27, 2023

Le départ était à 3h précise, l’hôtesse très gentille et elle parlait même français. Après 20 Minutes de routes nous nous sommes arrêtés 40 min dans une station service pour boire et manger quelque chose. Ce premier stop n’est pas obligatoire. Arrivée à Massada et nous avons dû attendre 40 minutes avant de monter. Le départ aurait pu se faire à 4h à Jérusalem au lieu de 3h. La montée de nuit est magnifique et l’arrivée au sommet grandiose. Le bus repart à 8h direction la réserve naturelle. Nous avons vu plusieurs animaux. Nous avons eu 1h pour visiter la réserve, ce qui est assez court. Puis départ pour la mer morte où nous restons 1h30.

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March 27, 2023

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