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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv provided by Tourist Israel

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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.
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You'll start at
Kaufmann St 2
Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelIsraeli Textile Center, Kaufman Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St)
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    Masada National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Kaufmann St 2
Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelIsraeli Textile Center, Kaufman Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St)
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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
  • Self-guide at each site: only Dead Sea entry and transport included
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 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. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bathing in a private beach at Dead Sea
  • All transport
  • Short video presentation at the Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - En Gedi Nature Reserve
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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
  • This is a self-guided tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anthony G wrote a review May 2020
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Terrible customer service. After having my trip cancelled due to COVID, they indicated I would be receiving a full refund. I followed up several weeks later after I had not seen the refund post to my card. They indicated that the process was being slowed by the banks.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from Gabi_TouristIsrael, Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi L3053ORanthonyg, Thanks for reaching out-we are sorry to hear this and certainly want to assist you during this difficult time. While the process of issuing refunds does take longer than usual, due to the large volume of requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to send a *new* email to info@touristisrael.com as its possible that your follow-up email has been misplaced. We are answering customer emails so please reach out again so that we can assist you. We hope to welcome you in the future!
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ToucanDoit wrote a review May 2020
Metz, France12 contributions4 helpful votes
A early wake-up for a wonderful sunrise. We left Tel-Aviv at 2 A.M and arrived at Masada at 5. Don't forget to take hiking shoes, the climb is sharp. At the top, the reward : a beautiful sight on death sea valley and a magical sunrise. After you have the time to visit the
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Response from Gabi_TouristIsrael, Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Quentin_RX, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea. We are proud to offer this bucket-list trifecta and are thrilled that you would highly recommend it to others. We thank you for traveling with us and hope to welcome you back in the future!
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Charlotte S wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom38 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the hike - we did rush up as we thought we wouldn’t make it in time for sunrise, but in the end had plenty of time. The views at Masada are amazing. Ein Gedi was nice but we were pretty tired from the hike, but there’s an easy enough, short walk you can do
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Hi Charlotte S, thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that everything went on time and that even though the hike is early and can be tiring, you still enjoyed it. We hope you'll join us again!
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Nikol Jesipova wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really happy about this tour, was really fascinating to see Masada, to learn about the story of it, to see some nature of Israel and ofcourse the Dead Sea. Would definitely recommend!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Hi Nika878j, we're glad you enjoyed your time visiting Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea and hope to see you again!
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Compass00065336392 wrote a review Feb 2020
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It was a great tour! We have seen and learned a lot! Eli is a great guide! It was one of the experiences that you wouldn’t like to dismiss!
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Hi Compass00065336392, thanks for your review of your tour with Eli. We are glad it was such a great experience for you!
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laurenceb908
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Mixed review.
I chose this trip because it filled all the boxes of what I wanted to see outside Tel Aviv in one day. Well, it was
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Jjsho77
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Terrible customer service
We booked two trips through Tourist Israel canceled bc of COVID two months ago. We have yet to receive a refund. I
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BreannevdL
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LONG day but WONDERFUL!
This was a very very long day! Alarm was set for 1:30am. Tourist Israel was extremely organized at the meet up poi
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BreannevdL
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Fast Paced but thorough and efficient, AMAZING experience!
This was a wonderful tour, especially if you are a bit limited on time. Jerusalem and Bethlehem were extremely fa
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REFUND ISSUE - SCAM ALERT
I'd be very careful with this company. I understand the world is going through hard times. If they were only hone
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bulgarianonthego
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A sunrise in the desert, a walk in a natural reserve and floating in the Dead Sea in one day - an incredible experience!
An absolute mesmerizing tour I will never forget! The pick up is quite early, but getting to watch the sunrise over
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Sevdaroglu
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Absolutely fantastic
Anna was great tour guide. She was so informative and helpful during all time. She told us many stories and facts a
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jeffmK9645PZ
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Great way to see Petra in a day
We do wish we had more than one day because there's a lot to explore and time is tight. Customs took a long time bu
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Phaedra P
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Visit to Masada
Our trip was cancelled 2 days before we should go because of flooding on March 10th and i have not had a refund. Th
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623ervinw
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Nature lover dream
took the tour on my third trip to Israel. If you like the outdoors and hiking this is perfect, but all the stops ha
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bluejayfarm
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WHAT A GREAT TOUR COMPANY and A GREAT TOUR!!!
I had alot of angst planning our trip to Israel as we were doing things mostly independent of a tour guide. I am S
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carolynbrukner25
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Pilgrims
Average accommodation for the price, also Israel is an expensive place to visit. Overall people nice, food fabulous
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jgarside94
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A very worthwhile and interesting cultural tour
My friend and I really enjoyed the tour with Ranoch. Though it was quite an early morning start it was definitely w
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Elizabeth C
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THREE DAYS IN JORDANIA
It was an excellent trip, Tourist Israel managed all details, I recommend them entirely. Great accomodation hotels,
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cwiertnia
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Great Tour Guide George
We were guided by George, a great person. He do his job the best way: he has a lot of information but he doesn’t ov
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