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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.
Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great climb up Masada and pleasant Ein Gedi and Dead sea experience

There should only one pickup point at the Grand Beach hotel at 2am for the start of the trip. Luckily we were able to hail a cab at 1.15 am and arrived punctually a little before 2am. There was nobody from the company to guide...More

Thank Shibu P
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Shibu, for your feedback! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Masada and the Dead Sea. We apologize that the tour had a slight delay, but are pleased to hear that Max your driver was able to make up the time and provide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea with FunTimes!

Had a great guide for the trip to Ein Gedi, Masada and Dead Sea. All connections were in time and shuttle straight back to Tel Aviv from Dead Sea so it was nice and quick end to the day Our guide Eli was knowledgable and...More

Thank reylee2524
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Reylee, for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that Eli made the experience extra special and that you found him informative and helpful throughout the tour! It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Greatest

The pick up is always late but when they arrive till dropping you back to the hotel you will not regards havibg them as your guide. They are friendly funny and above all know what they are talking about and make sure they give you...More

Thank vanessa031
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks, Vanessa for your great feedback! Happy to hear you found Dan to be funny and friendly and informative, making the overall experience a positive one! It was our pleasure to have you with us on the tour and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Thank you for a great day,

The tour was great. The driver was very friendly and we got everywhere first. I booked the day before online and was surprised how easy it was.More

Thank lydiakrueger
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks, Lydia, for your review! We are so happy to hear you found the online booking system easy to use and were able to book the tour the day before. We are pleased to know you found the driver friendly and helpful! We hope we...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Masada Summit

Our guide was Avishay Levy. He is an outstanding educator. I was so pleased that my grandson could benefit from his tour. Mr Levy knows the history and puts it into context. He also can explain the Latin and Greek origin of words which provides...More

Thank bowlsy2018
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you so much for your great feedback on your Masada experience with Avishay. It is wonderful to hear that you and your grandson enjoyed the rich history and stories behind this landmark site in Israel. It was our pleasure to have you both with...More

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Yes you can! I departed from Jerusalem myself
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Our family took a private trip- comfortable well air conditioned minutes van Saed was a great driver— safe and informative
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