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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

From USD 69.00
Highlights
  • Enjoy three of Israel’s must-see sights in a day from Tel Aviv
  • Rise early, climb Masada, and see the sunrise—something many visitors miss
  • Explore Ein Gedi’s trails and float in the Dead Sea from a private beach
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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
From USD 69.00
Overview
Watching a new day dawn from Israel's Masada mountaintop is a highlight for many travelers. With this tour from Tel Aviv, you get to climb the mountain independently to see the sunrise and summit ruins, and visit Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea—all in a single day with an early start. Return air-conditioned transport and time independently at each site are included, with Masada and Ein Gedi entrance fees as extras.
What to Expect
Your day starts with an early-morning pickup in central Tel Aviv by air-conditioned vehicle. Bring sturdy shoes and refreshments.

Catch some sleep on the approximately 2.5-hour drive east through the Judean Desert and then arrive at Masada, a first-century BC fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Head inside (own expense) and ascend on foot independently, following the path to the mountaintop ruins—a roughly 1- to 1.5-hour trek. At the summit, marvel at the views, as the sun rises over the Dead Sea and illuminates the mountainside, and then inspect the ancient ruins.

Next, head to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve of palms, waterfalls, and pools. Go inside (own expense) and explore on your own before traveling to the Dead Sea, the Earth’s lowest point.

Enjoy the salt waters and a mineral-rich mud bath at a private beach here before finishing your tour back at the Tel Aviv starting point.

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1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Well worth the early rise

Beautiful places to visit, there is small extra fee for Masada and Ein Gedi to enter (28 NIS) but the Dead Sea entry is included in the price. It’s probably the best way to get around to see all these places, the only downside is...More

Thank Beth G
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback about your tour experience! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour experience, including the early morning, wake up to see the sunrise! It is important to remember that we want to allow for enough time at each...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Well worth the wake up call!

I've been to Israel many times before and have also done this hike a couple of times, but it's been many years since the last time. I knew that this was an absolute 'must-do' during my trip and after doing a bit of research, I...More

Thank Tamara C
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your thorough feedback and thoughtful recommendations about your experience. We do recommend good walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water, and also suggest to pack a few snacks along.Thanks for sharing these tips, and we are also so happy you chose Tourist Israel for...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Very nice, informative tour!

Went on this tour just two days ago and it was packed with tonnes of interesting stuff to do or see. Ein Gedi reservation was beautiful with its waterfalls and wild animals, Masada was a stunning temple of solice, standing high at the top of...More

Thank Alexandru C
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks for the recommendation! We are so glad you enjoyed seeing all the beautiful sites on our Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea. tour.

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Dead Sea

The trip is absolutely worth the money. Diversified and professional. Packed impressions in just one day.More

Thank karlthomas2018
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Happy you enjoyed your experience and felt it was absolutely worth it! You are right, we pack a lot into one day in order to allow you to see as many sites that this amazing country has to offer in one day, we are so...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Great Day and well organised tour! highly recommended

The guide was Awesome. Ask for Zahi Shaked if possible, he is very friendly and made the tour even more interesting. Good organisation, they came at the hotel to pick us up and they dropped us on the way back. Very well organised, highly recommended...More

Thank Enrico B
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for the recommendation! Great to hear that Zahi offered a wonderful tour experience that was organized and informative. We hope you will join us again the future!

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