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
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From US$ 79 per person

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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.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the top of the ancient fortress of Herod the Great at Masada
  • Get some time to hike in the mountains
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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 145 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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The excursion is very impressive and leads to really beautiful destinations. A good physical condition is required for the ascent and descent in Mazada, which should definitely not be underestimated. It's doable, but not a small walk. But you will be rewarded afterwards with the view and a knowledgeable guide. The time that was available for the other two destinations was relatively short for us, but that wasn't the fault of the organizer. But the stay at the Dead Sea was absolutely great!

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July 24, 2022

The tour was very well organized. You arrive at Metsada around 4:30 and have 3h at the location (with 30min/1h to go up, 30min/1h to go down). Sunrise experience was absolutely beautiful! You then get 1h30h at Ein Gedi (more than enough, unless your plan is to do a long hike - but then this tour is not your right option) and 2h at the Dead Sea (more than enough, unless your plan is to go to the spa - but then this tour is not your right option). The only thing I would change is for the bus driver to turn off the lights on the night ride :)

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July 17, 2022

The tour was simply breathtaking. Getting up early was more than worth it. Each of the three attractions was great on its own, but in combination it was just perfect. We found the one hour in En Gedi absolutely sufficient. We could see three beautiful waterfalls and hold our nozzle in the cold water. We would definitely recommend the tour, especially because we were always the first everywhere and were able to get so many undisturbed impressions of the places.

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May 9, 2022

Product ID: 119047