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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
From $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 (45)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Knowledgeable history of tour guide

Day trip was historical driven, anecdotal, and willingness of our guide to make sure all were involved and understood history of Masada. Challenging to hear the story might not have been as what we all believed it to be. Can't beat door to door service....More

Thank Joel A
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Joel, for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea tour and found the guide knowledgeable and helpful. We thank you for choosing Tourist Israel and we hope to see you again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent if rushed trip to see the Dead Sea highlights

Nice little trip to see the main highlights of the Dead Sea. Sunrise over Masada was spectacular, but you can definitely spend so much more time at the fortress - it is a steep walk up if you go at sunrise as the cable car...More

Thank ChrisM2484
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Chris, for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed the sites at Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea! The cable car is not open before 8:00 am, so the sunrise tour goes up Masada by foot, while our other Masada tour options offer...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 October 1, 2018 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 October 1, 2018

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 September 24, 2018 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 September 24, 2018

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!

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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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