Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi And Dead Sea Trip From Jerusalem

Overview

Witness an unforgettable sunrise from the top of ancient Masada and enjoy time at beautiful Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea on this morning trip from Jerusalem! Leave before dawn and travel to all three sites, enjoying time to explore each independently. Climb up the Masada mountainside to experience the sunrise over the mountains and Dead Sea, behold the waterfalls at the paradise-like oasis of Ein Geidi, and finish with a floating swim and mud bath at the shimmering Dead Sea. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Instant Confirmation

Details about this tour

Meet your driver and air-conditioned minivan in central Jerusalem before dawn. Then, travel south through the Judean Desert and pass the Biblical sites of the Inn of the Good Samaritan and ancient Jericho on the way.

After roughly an hour, pass by the shores of the Dead Sea as you near Masada, a mountain crowned by a ruined ancient fortress that was built by King Herod and became a tragic Jewish stronghold against the Romans. Head through the entrance and climb the famous Snake Path to the summit just as the dawn light appears. When you reach the top, the sun will have risen, casting the mountains of Jordan and Dead Sea in a stunning, ghostly glow. Ogle the views and explore the archaeological ruins, walking around long-ago stone houses, bathhouses and Roman encampments.

Later, descend on foot or by cable car and continue to Ein Gedi, an idyllic paradise-like oasis with waterfalls. Enter the tropical reserve and trace the trails past springs to the spectacular falls. Absorb the scene and perhaps cool off in the falls before heading back. You can also buy snacks and drinks here to refuel your energy if need be.

Next, drive to the Dead Sea. Head for a private beach that is lapped by this salt-rich sea and sits at around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level the Earths lowest point. Experience the unusual floating sensation as you swim and perhaps enjoy a therapeutic mud bath.

Afterward, rejoin your minivan and return to Jerusalem, where your tour ends with a drop-off at the original departure point in the early afternoon.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Masada National Park (approx. 29 NIS) and Ein Gedi (approx. 29 NIS)
  • Cable car ticket (approx. 27 NIS)
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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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

  • Rebecca O
    05-Mar-2018

    Be prepared to climb in the darkness. Wear appropriate shoes and bring drinks, a snack, and maybe a small flashlight wouldn't be so bad.

  • Matt L
    12-Jan-2017

    Good tour worth the workout.

  • gxn
    06-Jan-2017

    Fantastic view, but we missed the sunrise because of the weather conditions. The tour guy was awesome. I recommend this trip.

  • Priscila M
    15-Aug-2016

    Amazing.. Beautiful sunrise, the bus was well air conditioned and I felt very safe and the tour guide told amazing stories. I just wish there was more information about the cable cars at Masada. THIS WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE..Ein Gedi was beautiful and the deadsea was also great. It was a private resort area by the Dead Sea with many amenities. I highly recommend this trip if you are into hiking.

  • Emmie B
    26-Oct-2015

    It is the very best time to climb the Massada rock. The view was breathtaking beautiful. The time for Ein Gedi was a little short, might be longer. Beach an bath in the Dead See was wonderful. But also this was a little short. Some time to relax and drink something will be nice.

  • Jorge D
    04-Sep-2015

    For a first timer to Masada, the sunrise visit is probably not a good option because facilities are closed and you do not know what you are seeing or what parts of the site are best to go to. The hike along the snake path is too strenuous for all but the fittest--even if you manage to make it all the way, most of us end up feeling sick from the exertion. On the other hand, Ein Gedi is a paradise even in extreme summer heat. The Dead Sea resort is also nice. I wish I had chosen another one of the tours offered by Viator, but I am very satisfied with the professionalism and friendliness of the tour operator Abraham Tours, Jerusalem.

  • SUSAN G
    10-Dec-2014

    This tour was amazing!

  • Lawrence G
    03-Oct-2014

    This was an awful trip. I signed up for a tour not a taxi. They drove us to each of the locations - dropped us off - nothing about the history of the site - and said I will pick you up in 45 minutes. It was a waste of money.

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