Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip: from Jerusalem

4.3 / 5

15 reviews

Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip: from Jerusalem

From US$ 83 per person

Venture out of Jerusalem to visit Masada, an ancient cliff top fortress. Wander through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, and take a swim in the Dead Sea. As you float effortlessly in the water, reflect upon all that you have seen in this action-packed tour.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Climb Masada and see the ancient cliff top fortress
  • Hike through the Ein Gedi reserve and take in the lush greenery and unique wildlife
  • Float in the Dead Sea!
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation from Jerusalem
Full description
Explore the beautiful natural landscape of Israel on this tour from Jerusalem. Encounter historical sites, breathtaking views, and rejuvenating atmospheres. After being collected from Davidka Square or the Carta Parking Lot (just outside the Old City) at 7:00 AM, drive towards Masada, a cliff top fortress. This is one of the earliest Jewish symbols of hope, where 96- Jewish rebels held the fort against the Romans for 2 years before choosing the freedom of death over a lifetime of slavery. Here you will have the chance to ride a cable car to the top of the cliffs, taking in the awesome scenery. Afterwards enjoy a hike through the stunning Ein Gedi nature reserve taking in its springs, tumbling waterfalls, and unusual plants and wildlife. Treat your tired feet to a dip in the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly and feel all your troubles soothing away. You can also take a trip to the lowest place on earth and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud! Once refreshed, informed, and invigorated, drive back to Jerusalem where the tour will end at approximately 4:00 PM.
  • Transportation
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Live tour guide
  • Masada Entrance (33 NIS)
  • Entrance fee to Masada with cable car admission ticket (2 ways, 77 NIS)
  • Entrance fee to Ein Gedi (28 NIS)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at 07:00 at Abraham Hostel, Davidka Square, 67 Haneviim Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • You will need to enter your passport number upon booking. After clicking on the Book Now button, a booking form will show up. After you have filled-in all the necessary information enter your passport number in the field remarks for the local operator
  • 2 different pick-up points are offered, please choose one of them before booking. You can either choose to be picked up at the Abraham Hostel, Davidka Square at 7:00 AM or at the Jaffa Gate at 7:15 AM
  • The tour is self-guided: it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials, but no actual guide
  • Things to bring: passport, sunscreen, walking shoes, bathing suit, towel, hat, and water
  • The tour starts and ends in Jerusalem
  • Estimated time of arrival back in Jerusalem is 4:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 15 reviews

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A Terrific Day Below Sea Level

My wife and I went with our daughter and son-in-law. We were a few minutes late getting to the embarkation point and the bus driver/guide graciously waited for us. The experience was very enjoyable and we had plenty of time at each location on the tour to do everything we wanted to do. We definitely plan to book future tours with this same company. It was a terrific day.

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September 28, 2018

The Very Best of my Israeli Experiences

First the 'not so good news' the final instruction said we needed a passport (NOT needed) and a towel (which you kindly provided) From that point on my day was amazing. Haim was a brilliant guide and driver and the time at all three of stops--just right. I would certainly make this trip again, one day but I think I would try the Haim 3 day tour to Petra in Jordan. I really recommend this tour!

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June 8, 2017

The tour keeps to its word, better not to go to En Gedi on a holiday

The tour was good. However next time I wouldn't choose to take a tour of the dead sea on holidays and weekends, since Ein Gedi is totally overcrowded on those days. Hundreds of tourists and local families are crowded around five little puddles. The comfort level of the bus corresponds to the tour's low cost.

October 1, 2012

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