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

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
US$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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
HORRIBLE driver - I abandoned the tour and took the bus home

It started with the drive to Masada: The driver picked us up at 3am in Jerusalem. 30-45min after pickup, he took a 25min break to sit outside a rest station. Not super considerate for a bus full of people who got up at 2am... Masada...More

Thank eostraie
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the tour experience. Please note that this tour includes visiting Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea as well as travel time in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amaaaaazing tour to the desert

I took this tour after a friend recommended it to me and I was so happy I did! This tour took care of everything, picked us up on time, dropped us at the sites and we were able to explore on our own which I...More

Thank Jill S
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Jill for your great feedback! We are so happy to hear your friend recommended the tour, and that you took their recommendation to join us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed not only the tour experience but also the communication with our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
All in all it was great!

The hike of the snake is a bit exhausting. For someone with a weak knee it´s makeable, but also a bit difficult, especially the way back down isn´t easy. So remember to walk back early if you are slow. It´s unfortunate, that the cable car...More

Thank Thomas L
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Thomas for your great feedback! We are glad you enjoyed all the sites as well as the hike. For those travelers that prefer to take the cable car, we offer a similar tour itinerary departing later in the morning when the cable car is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really great tour!

Everything ran super on time, the hike up Masada was one of the most amazing experiences. The entire tour ran on time. The driver was nothing but helpful and gave us a lot of in sight into the places that we were visiting and all...More

Thank kylajustine
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 100% recommendation! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the stunning hike up Masada and all the sites, as well as your driver on this trip. We certainly hope to see you again in the future for more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really good tour

Tourist Israel are amazing and very helpful, they are extremely prompt with replying back and have very helpful advice, even if you email many many times. The tour to the Dead Sea and Masada was fun, with a good amount of time in both. The...More

Thank suzyfjones
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank for your wonderful feedback about both your tour experience and the reservation team. Our outstanding team of Travel Geniuses are pleased to assist with bookings and answer as many questions as you may have and offer helpful advice before your trip! We are pleased...More

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