Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi And Dead Sea Tour From Jerusalem

Overview

A unique tour to three of Israel's highlights. First, hike to the top of the Masada fortress to see the amazing sunrise, climbing via the famous snake path. Next, there will be a chance to explore the Ein Gedi Oasis, a nature reserve with natural springs. And finally, relax at the Dead Sea, bathing in the mud at the lowest point on Earth.

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Details about this tour

Start your tour from Jerusalem at 03:00 am. You will then drive for 1.5 hours to Masada. You will arrive at the bottom of the Masada mountain to start hiking to the top. On the way up to the top you will enjoy the extraordinary desert sunrise, one that can only be seen in the right place at the right time. Once you arrive to the top you will enjoy some free time to experience the site at this special time of the day.

You will then be driven to the Ein-Gedi Nature reserve where you will arrive at 08.00. Enter the reserve to watch the desert wildlife in the magnificent green Ein-Gedi Oasis. At 10:00 continue to the Dead Sea where you will arrive at 10:30. Enjoy the lowest point on earth and enjoy bathing and floating on its therapeutic water. After floating and covering yourself with mud, start your way back to Jerusalem where you will arrive at 13.00.

Inclusions

  • Pickup from Jerusalem
  • Bathing in a private beach in the Dead Sea
  • Short video presentation at the Dead Sea
  • Return coach to destination of departure
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

Exclusions

  • Tips for the driver
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - En Gedi Nature Reserve

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 12 and under

The hike to the top of Masada Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness

Bring waterproof shoes for the Dead Sea section the sea bed can be rocky

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • Brice M
    03-Jul-2019

    Great place great view, and very nice trek which take less than expected, but when the bus arrives at the entrance, dawn was already there and I would have preferred to hike in the dark and wait there for the first lights

  • elyse g
    16-Dec-2017

    We really enjoyed our experience. We knew that we would have a guided tour but that's a compromise we were willing to take in order to hike to the Masada Fortress. It took us exactly 32 minutes to get up there but we were really going at a fast pace because we wanted to make sure that we didn't miss the sunrise. It was well worth it, gorgeous sunrise.

    FYI, we stopped on our way to Masada at a little store for a bathroom break where we could also purchase water, coffee, snacks...

  • jvegakappa02
    05-Dec-2017

    The walk up is not 45 minutes - down yes but not up. Everyone struggled. The other two experiences are rushed. Everything is great and the driver was helpful but just know you won't be spending a lot of time at each location. It's great to do it all in one day if you have limited time.

  • Claire B
    31-Oct-2017

    Fantastic trip. An early start but worth it to see the sunrise. Quite a hike to the top, take some water. A nice stop at En Gedi which is very pretty. Absolutely loved the Dead Sea. We were taken to the private area and also had opportunities to purchase Dead Sea goods. Lovely driver but be prepared for lots of chatting on phones whilst driving!

  • Joanne G
    07-Jan-2017

    Seeing these sights is worthwhile, but the logistics need improvement. First, despite the fact that the tour itinerary stipulated a 4:00 AM departure from the pick-up location, we sat in the vehicle waiting for almost half an hour while the driver tried to figure out what to do about one passenger not on his list ultimately, he told her she could not be on the tour--something he could have done easily in the first five minutes. Then, to make up for lost time, he drove from Jerusalem to Masada like the proverbial bat out of hell, taking curves much too quickly. He got us to the base of Masada just in time for us to make the 45 minute extremely strenuous hike to the summit by sunrise. It would have been far easier had we arrived at Masada earlier, as it took everything we could muster to make it to the top on time.

    After Masada, we hiked in the Ein-Gedi nature reserve, which was lovely. Finally, we went to the Dead Sea after a stop at the factory making Dead Sea products, not on the itinerary, but a good opportunity to buy these and because there was no warning about rocks, I ended up with deep gashes on my feet and legs, as they were quite slippery and the breakers threw me off balance as well.

    As I mentioned earlier, all of these sights are well worth seeing. The problem is that this tour is unguided which is stipulated, and really should be guided. It is disappointing to be at the summit of Masada with no guide to describe the ruins at the top. Similarly, it would be immensely helpful to have guidance at the Dead Sea. Surprisingly, the driver who was also our driver for our tour to the north spoke very little English, and in this case, depended on a young woman who was a U.S. American in the IDF as a translator. It was lucky for him and for all of us that she happened to be on the tour!

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