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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

Highlights
  • Dawn and morning trip to Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea from Jerusalem
  • Leave before dawn to witness an unforgettable sunrise from atop Masada
  • Climb the historic mountain and ogle the dawn views over the Dead Sea and desert mountains
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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem
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Pickup from Jerusalem New City
Your guide will wait for you in Jerusalem New City (exact meeting point will be provided in the voucher).
US$82.00
Overview
Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea on this self-guided, all-day tour. Early in the morning, head to the top of UNESCO-listed Masada, one of Israel’s most popular attractions, to see, perhaps, the greatest sunrise in the world. Bring a camera to capture the incredible view. Then, hike to one of the most beautiful places in Israel, the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, followed by a rejuvenating dip in the legendary Dead Sea. Transportation to and from Jerusalem plus printed guiding materials included.
What to Expect
This full-day (10-hours) tour begins with an early morning central Jerusalem pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy a 1-hour 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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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Absolutely Amazing

Seeing the sun rise from the Jordanian mountains with Dead Sea and the desert at your feet is simply magical. Experiencing this moment is 100% worth the price, waking up at 3 am, and the tough walk there. The historical site of Masada is pretty...More

Thank Marcel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An expensive day trip

This day trip is expensive for what it is. It does not include entrance to Massada and Ein Gedi. It only includes the entrance to the Dead Sea and the place was not great. Changing places were dirty. Do not recommend it. I was not...More

Thank _abseljil
Reviewed 4 July 2018
It's worth waking up early

If you don't mind getting to the hostel at 0300, this is an excellent tour. You're paying for the transportation as this is simply a ride in a reasonably comfortable bus to these 3 attractions. Our driver was very friendly and offered his tips on...More

Thank HandballYaz
Reviewed 29 May 2018
would have been fantastic if it were my tour

I went on this tour, including Jericho, via Egged Bus tours. Unfortunately, Egged did not show up and I had to join another tour, which, instead of taking us on our direct route: Ein Gedi, Masada and then the Dead Sea, which would have put...More

1  Thank Periakka
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Three Great Activities

Recent flooding had washed out the Masada and Ein Gedi trails, so the trip was shortened because we had to take the gondola at Masada and could only hike to the first waterfall at Ein Gedi. This was not the fault of the tour company,...More

Thank Michael K
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