Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea – Sunrise Tour

Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea- Sunrise Tour

Head out on a sunrise adventure in the Judean Desert: hike up Masada to reach its peak just in time for the spectacular sunrise. After you tour the fortress, head to the Ein Gedi oasis for a light hike where we will be able to marvel at the beautiful waterfall at the end. This special day ends with a chance to unwind – lie back and float effortlessly in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.
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Suitable for business trips

Kid/family friendly

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Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea sunrise

• Pack a meal
• Pick up from hotel
• Arrive at Masada
• Hike up the mountain along the Snake Path
• Tour Ein Gedi National Park
• Enjoy the Dead Sea beach
• Return to the hotel

*During the sunrize tour the cable car is not active, therefore this tour is for fit hikers

Credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Our sunrise adventure to the Dead Sea was perfect, not only because of the amazing views but also, and perhaps mainly, due to Assaf, our guide. He was an absolutely amazing tour guide! He picked us up from our hotel at 3 am (to make the sunrise on top of Masada) and led us around the entire day, addressing our needs perfectly…He simply went above and beyond our expectations and we definitely recommend having him as your guide to show you around Israel!

The Brown’s, NY June 2019

The Judean Desert is the smallest of Israel’s 3 deserts, yet it is by far the most interesting one! It begins on the eastern slopes of the Judean mountains and Jerusalem city, so it in fact descends from the Holiest City to the lowest place on Earth, a total of 4000 feet. The desert is known for its extraordinary geological and geographic phenomena as well as historical sites, all making this desert a fascinating place to explore.

We start off with a very early visit to Mount Masada. We will hike up the steep Snake Path and reach the peak just in time to welcome the rising sun over the Jordan Mountains, shimmering its light on the placid Dead Sea below. After we take-in this marvelous moment, we will continue to explore the famous fortress built by King Herod and where later the Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the might of the Roman Empire. We will then head down the mountain, this time using the cable car. Our next stop will be at one of Israel’s most beautiful nature spots – Ein Gedi. This is an extraordinary oasis with a rich ecosystem, renowned for the palm trees, waterfalls and ibex herds. Our last stop for the day is at the Dead Sea – Israel’s most incredible natural wonder. This one-of-a-kind body of water is located 430 meters (1,412 ft) beneath sea level, making it the lowest place on Earth. Its waters are hyper salinated, thus plants and animals cannot flourish in it. However, its salinity allows us to float on its surface effortlessly. Its mud is reputed to hold many curative properties, and you will have the chance to try it out for yourself – or just smear each other black for fun!

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