Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv | La Vacanza Travel

Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: Israel, Tel Aviv District, Tel Aviv

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  • 11 hours
  • Tel Aviv
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Visit Masada at the best time of the day, for the Masada sunrise, when the mountains in the distance and waters of the Dead Sea glisten with the sun's reflection. After hiking up and exploring the fortress, you will have a chance to explore the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a desert oasis with amazing natural beauty. And finally, float in the waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. This tour is led by an experienced guide.

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Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel

Hike up the hill to reach the ruins of Masada fortress

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dead Sea, Israel

Enjoy free time on the shores of the famous Dead Sea, including access to private beach, possibility to bathe and apply the muds

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Route 90 Road 90 Israel

Have a walk through a real desert oasis! If you wish, bathe in the wadi (small river) and its waterfalls.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Bathing in a private beach at Dead Sea
  • All transport
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Dead Sea beach entrance (35NIS)
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • The hike to the top of Masada Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Departure Time

02:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


11 hours

User's Reviews


05 Sep, 2023

Travelled back in time! Amazing tour! Thanks to our tour guide Gabriel and our driver Medi! It sure is an unforgettable experience!


03 Sep, 2023

(Unable to recollect our fantastic tour guide's name - he speaks excellent American English and moved to Israel as an 8 year old from the US. We did this on August 31, 2023) This was the best expeience that we had in Israel as it combined pretty much everything that Israel is known for - stories from biblical times, history and King Herod, archaeology, the rebellion, deserts and oasis, challenging hikes and of course...the Dead Sea! Make no mistake, this hike isn't for the faint hearted. For someone really fit, it's a good kind of challenge, for the mid to average it's quite a challenge and if unfit in any way...please just take the cable car! I almost gave up but thankfully there were a few supportive families on the hike who egged me on. And I am glad I persisted ...the reward of the sunrise is too beautiful to describe. Photos don't really do justice. Exploring the masada with our guide was an eye opening exercise...he was supremely knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. For those of you wondering on the climb back down, you will have the option to take the cable car down...which we opted for as the walk down is pretty steep and we didn't want to risk injury. The descent will also be under a blazing sun so you have to factor that in. It was a good decision as it left us fit and happy to do the next hike - Ein Gedi...this is an absolute must do in my opinion if you like me enjoy walking in water (yed almost 80% of the hike is in water) clambering over rocks and small waterfalls till you reach a lovely waterfall. Its an oasis in the desert. Needs moderate stamina but excellent knees and mobility. Finally the dead sea, it's surreal when one actually floats! Make sure to not get any water in your eyes as the sting can be really really bad...loads of sunscreen and drinking water. Have fun!


22 Aug, 2023

It was a magical experience. Very well-organised, everything in time, very professional and knowledgeable guide. Will Highly recommend Tourist of Israel!


18 Aug, 2023

The trip was a very good experience overall! Daniel (our tour guide) was amazing…. Very friendly, kind and motivating…. Mendi and his bus was very kind as well…. The only negative part was that unfortunately we had very little time to swim at the Dead Sea (no more than 50 minutes to get off the bus, swim, shower, get dressed and hop back to depart)…..


13 Aug, 2023

Excellent tour! Good bus, fun hiking up, beautiful sunrise. A bit of misunderstanding on the time and place it would start after sunrise on the top of the mountain, so I lost the begining of it. The guide Beni was very fun and clearly loves what he does. That makes all the difference! I whished we had more time in Ein Gedi, half an hour would have enhanced the experience. Also the guide said I wouldn't need my simming suit, so in the end I went in the waterfall with my colthes on, because I definately wanted to refresha dn there were many waterfalls for that! We also had little time in the dead sea, but there it was enough. It's fun to go in the water, put some mud on your body and go in the water again. Too hot to stay much longer anyway. Recommend!

User's Picture Gallery


A must!


A challenging but exhilarating Israeli adventure!


A Magical Trip


Thank you David and Mendi




Amazing experience


They work with a lying vendor called Kalia Beach on this tour


Nice experience


You are your own guide




Magical experience


Well worth the early start for the sunrise!




Good experience


An unbelievable experience!


Superb Experience!




Great early morning trip


Three Unique Sites


A memorable tour


Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea with FunTimes!




All in all it was great!


Nice tour


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