Day trip

From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 79 per person

Watch the sunrise from the ancient ruins of Masada and get some time to float in the Dead Sea on a guided tour from Tel Aviv. Visit the nature reserve at Ein Gedi and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Hike to the top of the ancient fortress of Herod the Great at Masada
  • Get some time to hike in the mountains
  • Watch the amazing sunset from Masada
  • Float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Take a refreshing dip in the spring waters of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Full description
You will be picked up early in the morning at 2:00 AM from Tel Aviv. Travel to Masada mountain arrive at 5:30 AM and begin your hike to the top. On the way up to the top, enjoy the extraordinary desert sunrise, one that can only be seen in the right place at the right time. Once at the top you will enjoy some time to experience the site. Head back down the mountain and travel to Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. At 8:00 AM arrive at the Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. Enter the reserve to watch the desert wildlife in the magnificent green Ein-Gedi Oasis. 10:00 AM continue your journey to the Dead Sea. Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and enjoy bathing and floating on it's therapeutic waters. After floating and covering yourself with mud your driver will begin the trip back to Tel-Aviv. At approximately 2:00 PM arrive back in Tel-Aviv.
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Entry fee to Masada and Ein Gedi (29 ILS each)
  • Entry fee to a private beach at the Dead Sea (35 ILS)
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

The Israeli Textile Center, Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St). Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Beachwear

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and your swimming costume
  •  The private beach at the Dead Sea has shower, bathroom and changing facilities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 153 reviews

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Really early start and a long wait for the tour guide, the bus could have picked us up 1 hour later. Masada is not that easy to climb notwithstanding so early in the morning … it’s hot! Amazing to see the sunrise. Ein Gedi was a rush! Dead Sea was an incredible experience but still hot! It seems rushed and very little “guidance” either little knowledge or little interest. The sights were amazing and so was the experience of all three stops.

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October 14, 2022

The activities were as described. The process went well. The only problem is the support in tel aviv. It was at the same location as a similar excursion. Suddenly everyone was a little lost and our driver finally arrived at 02:02 instead of 1:45. The best would be to be at 2 different addresses. Also, the driver didn't have a list. Anyone could have been returned or forgotten. It was the guide once in Jerusalem who had the list.

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September 25, 2022

It’s an early start but well worth it as you watch the sun rise from the top of Masada. Keep in mind that there’s a set time to be back at the bus so the sooner you get up and down, the more time you have to explore at the top. If you’re reasonably fit and wearing the right gear then you will be fine and there’s ample time at the top. The time at Ein Gedi is limited, however after waking up early and just climbing masada, I’m not sure how much more you could do, so it was a nice taster. Again, the time at the Dead Sea was enough as you can’t bathe in the water for too long! It would be better if the beach had a few more food options as by this time you’re hungry! It’s a shame the tour company can’t agree a group discount to the entrance tickets to the 3 sites however.

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September 15, 2022

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