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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

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    What to Expect
    This full-day tour begins with an early morning central Jerusalem pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the trip through the Judean Desert, past biblical sites like the Inn of the Good Samaritan and Jericho, the oldest city in the world, along the way.

    Stop at Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Judean Desert and situated on top of an isolated rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. Walk along the famous Snake Path to the summit just in time for a beautiful sunrise view. Aside from the breathtaking view, spend some time exploring the archaeological ruins here. It was built as a palace complex in the style of the early Roman Empire by Herod the Great, King of Judaea.

    Travel back down the mountain on foot or by cable car and continue on to the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. This is one of Israel’s premier hiking spots with a wide variety of landscapes, waterfalls, and botanical gardens. Take a short hike along the springs, stopping to relax by the refreshing pools along the way. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase here as well.

    Finally, spend some time relaxing on the beach at the Dead Sea. Feel years younger after applying mineral-rich black mud and floating or swimming in the ultra-salty lake water. It’s an experience unlike any other in the world.

    The tour concludes here, where you'll board the minivan for a return trip to Jerusalem.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fee to Masada National Park (31 ILS) and Ein Gedi (28 ILS)
    • Guide (this is a self guided tour with a driver and content)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Overall a great experience ! Masada sunrise - Ok you need to get up early to have time to travel to the bottom of the mountain and hike up before sunrise... but it is worth an early rise. The hike is 45 min max if you're fit and better do it in the moon light , when the sun
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    The Tour was well organised and the timing was great as we had enough, but not too long breaks. The Sunrise over Masada was really breathtaking after a 50-min. hike to the top (Keep in mind, 30 degrees at 5:30 am in September), and swimming in the Dead sea was a once in a
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    Deposited at back of long line to purchase tickets are Masada. Many in my group did not make it to summit due to time given. Giant ripoff.
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    Response from Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hello, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear that you felt the tour was a giant ripoff. Unfortunately, the queues at Masada are beyond our control. However, I've passed your comments onto management for further consideration and review for the future. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Israel. Kind regards, Brenda
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    Enjoyed trip to Masada, ein Gedi and Dead Sea. Sunrise trip and did hike up Masada which was very challenging. ONLY do this if in good shape otherwise you may not make to top in time allotted 2 hours up and back. My friend (and several others) did not. Not enough time to do
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    Response from Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem
    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Hi Susan, Thank you for your comments. Our Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea tours are self guided tours, however, I'm glad to hear that your driver shared information regarding the sinkholes in the area. The cable car is only available in the Day tour since there is no option to hike after 8:00 am as it gets too hot to hike. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Kind regards, Brenda
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    O recommend climbing Masada at sunrise, the views really are spectacular. Especially in the summer since it gets unbearably hot very soon after sunrise. I wish we could have more time especially for ein gedi, bit it was so hot, we couldn't do much hiking in the sun anyway. Don't
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