Day trip

Jerusalem: Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Jerusalem: Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours
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From US$ 122.58 per person

Explore the stunning Masada National Park and the breathtaking Dead Sea on this day trip from Jerusalem. Visit the ruins of King Herod’s place, ride above scenic landscapes in a cable car, and float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Jerusalem. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Masada and the Dead Sea
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car
  • Float in the famous salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Admire panoramic views of the Dead Sea and Rift Valley Qumran
  • Relax with hotel pick up and drop-off from Jerusalem
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and departs Jerusalem via the Judean Hills, heading towards the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. As you descend below sea level along the route, pass through the Biblical wilderness of the landscape and learn about the history-rich region from your guide. On the way, keep an eye out for the ‘Inn of the Good Samaritan’ and stop on route to admire the desert that stretches out before you and marvel at the ancient city of Jericho that can be seen in the distance. Upon arrival at the shores of the Dead Sea, notice the salt encrusted shores and follow the coastline towards Masada. Although it's impossible to climb the Snake Path up to Masada as the Romans did 2000 years ago, there is a convenient cable car to the top of the mountain plateau. Learn about how King Herod built a fortified palace here, with a swimming pool and even a synagogue. Head back down to the Dead Sea and pass the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, home to lush foliage and gorgeous waterfalls and the place where David hid from angry King Saul. The tour will also pass by Qumran, where the 2000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in a number of hillside caves. The tour ends at the Dead Sea, which was once a contender for a title of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a swim in the sea, which is world-famous for its therapeutic mineral-rich waters, and float around as you relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cable car up to Masada
  • Includes entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance not included
  • Tips (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The trip was very interesting, Masada and the cable car ride up the mountain. Some had problems with fear of heights as the gondola has a lot of glass. Swimming in the Dead Sea was also a lot of fun. The driver and guide drove very quickly on the way back. At some point he only drove very slowly, almost at a snail's pace. At least he didn't do this transparently.

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May 4, 2022

Well organized, tour guide competent and friendly, nice and helpful At all times the feeling: "The tour was worth it"

April 14, 2022

An experience like no other A real opportunity to learn Unforgettable in my life

March 9, 2022

Product ID: 231437