Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour

Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour

Starts in: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem | Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
12 hour tour
$69/ person
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Setting off at the most beautiful time of day, our Sunrise Tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea takes you on a journey into ancient Jewish history, Israel’s greatest oasis, and the lowest point on Earth. At dawn you’ll reach Masada, a mountain plateau deep in the Israeli desert, which holds genuine mosaics from 2,000 year old Roman palace. Hike up the famous Masada snake path, following in the footsteps of ancient Judean warriors. Reach the top in the cover of darkness. Then, sit back and watch the entire desert slowly come to life before your eyes as the sun rises over the Dead Sea. After this, head to Ein Gedi nature reserve, an extraordinary oasis with desert plants and wildlife native to the region. With the miracle of the historic events of the Siege of Masada fresh in your mind, see the wonder that is a waterfall perched in the center of a barren and empty desert. Enjoy walking through the greenery and cooling off in the springs. And finally, float among the healing natural salts of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth.

Masada, the UNESCO world heritage site from the Herodian rule of Israel, is thought to be the historic site of the ending of the First Jewish-Roman war in 70 CE. Today, it’s one of the country’s most iconic ancient landmarks, and an absolute must see on any trip to Israel. The Masada Sunrise Tour has become a tradition for travelers to Israel: don’t miss out on this bucket-list experience. The tour starts and ends conveniently in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and is guided. Reserve your spot now!


“Amazing trip up Masada and to the Dead Sea at a very reasonable price. Also, the sunrise from the top was wonderful.” – Miriam, New Zealand


“The Masada Sunrise Tour really awesome! We had a very cool driver, very helpful, kind and caring. Of course, the places we’ve seen were amazing, especially the Ein Gedi waterfalls.” – Sara, Poland

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Masada Sunrise Tour Highlights


Travel through the Judean Desert, passing the 'Inn of the Good Samaritan' as you descend towards the Dead Sea.


Hike up to the top of the ancient desert fortress of Masada in the cool sunrise via the famous Snake Path (named for its impressive route).


Watch the day begin with a spectacular Masada sunrise over the Dead Sea, Moab Mountains, and the Judean Desert


Tour the top of the mountain to discover the history of one of the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride


Hike or, if you prefer, take a more leisurely walk, through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, an oasis, with its permanent springs, waterfalls, and amazing desert plants and wildlife


Restore yourself by floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, or bathe in the therapeutic mud at the lowest place on Earth
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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour Itinerary

02:00 - Pick up in Tel Aviv
03:00 - Pick up in Jerusalem
05:30 - Arrival at Masada, hike to top to see the sunrise
08:00 - Walk in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
10:30 - Relax at the Dead Sea
12:00 - Leave the Dead Sea, and return to your start point
13:00 - Arrive back in Jerusalem
14:00 - Arrive back in Tel Aviv
NB - all timings on Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Transportation to all sites from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
Masada entrance fee (31 NIS/9 USD), Ein Gedi entrance fee (28 NIS/8 USD) and Dead Sea private beach entrance fee (35 NIS/10 USD))
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Hat and sunscreen
Walking shoes
Bathing suit and towel
Water and snacks
Essential Information
This is a guided tour
Between January 15 and 25, there will be no option to take the cable car due to construction. Instead, guests will hike the short Hasoela trail. This may extend the length of the tour slightly between these dates.
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