Tours & activities in Jerusalem

Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour

Explore the historical Masada fortress, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve & Dead Sea

ABOUT THE Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour

This tour is operated by our partner Abraham Tours

Every year, millions of people visit Israel to experience the world-famous Dead Sea, historical Masada fortress, and extraordinary Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The Abraham Tours team transports you to each destination for an entirely carefree self-guided tour, with easy pick-up and dropoff and informative materials including a cool app with loads of content, and experienced drivers who will keep you entertained along the way.

You'll begin at the foot of Masada on a moderate 45-minute hike to the top via the Western entrance, where you’ll watch the sun emerge over the mountains providing a stunning view of the Dead Sea and desert below. At the top, you’ll have time to relax and take in the view, as well as explore the archaeological ruins of the castle built by King Herod in 30 BCE, the setting of the courageous story of Masada where Jewish rebels took their own lives rather than fall into the hands of the advancing Roman armies.

For your next adventure, Abraham Tours will drive you to Ein Gedi, a vibrant desert oasis where you can leisurely hike or take a refreshing dip in one the various streams, natural pools and springs. You may possibly encounter friendly mountain goats and other animals among the vegetation!

The last leg of the tour is at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea, where you’ll float in the salty waters, cover yourself in rejuvenating mud, and relax before returning to Tel Aviv between 13:00-14:30.

For many travelers, this experience is the highlight of their trip to Israel!

 

This full-day tour with early-morning departure includes:

  • Climbing Masada’s famous Snake-Path
  • Taking in the breathtaking sunrise illuminating the still Dead Sea and Jordanian mountains
  • Hiking the gorgeous Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a unique desert oasis
  • Floating in the Dead Sea and immersing yourself in therapeutic mud

TOUR SCHEDULES

Pick Up 1: Abraham Hostel Jerusalem
3:30 AM
Pick Up 2: Carta Parking Lot, Yitshak Kariv St
3:45 AM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Transportation
What’s not included
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Food & drinks
Additional Information
  • This tour does not have a guide, but rather a professional driver with printed and app based materials for each site
  • Bring passport
  • Bring bathing suit and towel
  • Packed meals recommended
  • Hat and sunscreen recommended
  • Walking shoes recommended
  • In the unlikely event there is a flooding at Ein Gedi, the tour will go to Qumran instead (a similar location)
  • This activity is operated by our partner Abraham Tours. This experience is not provided by us, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value, and have been tested throughly by them. In case of cancellations and refunds, Abraham Tours’ corresponding policy will apply
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Your Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem starts at Abraham Hostel (first pickup location) and Carta Parking Lot, near Jaffa Gate (second pick up location). Just wait in the lobby of the Abraham Hostel for your driver. This tour’s departure time changes seasonally (between 3:00 and 04:15 due to Daylight savings time and sunrise time variations) so make sure to confirm the departure time before your tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climbing Masada’s famous Snake-Path
  • Taking in the breathtaking sunrise illuminating the still Dead Sea and Jordanian mountains
  • Hiking the gorgeous Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a unique desert oasis
  • Floating in the Dead Sea and immersing yourself in therapeutic mud
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