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
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From US$ 76 per person

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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.
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dead Sea beach entrance fee
  • App with written guidance
  • Towel
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees to Masada (31 ILS) and Ein Gedi (29 ILS)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Upon arrival, please enter the lobby of Abraham Jerusalem (Abraham Hostel).

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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 135 reviews

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breathtaking experience! The tour is very well organized, it only includes the transfer to Masada, Ein Gedi and Kalia beach, since to enter the archaeological sites you need to pay the entrance fee. Our escort, Ratchel, was super nice and helpful. We had more than two hours for each attraction, which I think is more than enough. Super recommended

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February 8, 2023

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

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