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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv provided by Tourist Israel

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kaufmann St 2
    Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    Israeli Textile Center, Kaufman Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St)
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    Masada National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Kaufmann St 2
    Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    Israeli Textile Center, Kaufman Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar & Kaufman St)
    See address & details
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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
  • Self-guide at each site: only Dead Sea entry and transport included
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 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. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bathing in a private beach at Dead Sea
  • All transport
  • Short video presentation at the Dead Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Masada entrance (29 NIS)
  • Ein-Gedi entrance (29 NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Masada National Park
  • Entry/Admission - En Gedi Nature Reserve
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • The hike to the top of Masada Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness
  • This is a self-guided tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jacobjacobs1234abc wrote a review Aug 2020
Thessaloniki Region, Greece3 contributions3 helpful votes
Very friendly guide and professional ..well organized trip and intersting places we visited. Hope some day to have an experience with you.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Departure28158154234, Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 10 Aug 2020
Dear Jacob, Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoy your day tour to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead sea. We hope to welcome you again!
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Anthony G wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Terrible customer service. After having my trip cancelled due to COVID, they indicated I would be receiving a full refund. I followed up several weeks later after I had not seen the refund post to my card. They indicated that the process was being slowed by the banks.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from Gabi_TouristIsrael, Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 20 May 2020
Hi L3053ORanthonyg, Thanks for reaching out-we are sorry to hear this and certainly want to assist you during this difficult time. While the process of issuing refunds does take longer than usual, due to the large volume of requests during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are welcome to send a *new* email to info@touristisrael.com as its possible that your follow-up email has been misplaced. We are answering customer emails so please reach out again so that we can assist you. We hope to welcome you in the future!
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ToucanDoit wrote a review May 2020
Metz, France16 contributions6 helpful votes
A early wake-up for a wonderful sunrise. We left Tel-Aviv at 2 A.M and arrived at Masada at 5. Don't forget to take hiking shoes, the climb is sharp. At the top, the reward : a beautiful sight on death sea valley and a magical sunrise. After you have the time to visit the
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Response from Gabi_TouristIsrael, Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 10 May 2020
Hi Quentin_RX, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea. We are proud to offer this bucket-list trifecta and are thrilled that you would highly recommend it to others. We thank you for traveling with us and hope to welcome you back in the future!
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Charlotte S wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom37 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the hike - we did rush up as we thought we wouldn’t make it in time for sunrise, but in the end had plenty of time. The views at Masada are amazing. Ein Gedi was nice but we were pretty tired from the hike, but there’s an easy enough, short walk you can do
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Charlotte S, thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that everything went on time and that even though the hike is early and can be tiring, you still enjoyed it. We hope you'll join us again!
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Nikol Jesipova wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really happy about this tour, was really fascinating to see Masada, to learn about the story of it, to see some nature of Israel and ofcourse the Dead Sea. Would definitely recommend!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi Nika878j, we're glad you enjoyed your time visiting Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea and hope to see you again!
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In all my years of travel,this is the worst company I ever dealed with, In September I had to cancel because my air
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excellent tourist israel , best experience in Israel, I will came back in one day . Thank you for experience
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Tried hard to please
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We booked a tour in October 2019 for $678. We cancelled in early May due to Covid. We have exchanged many E-mails r
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Don’t get scammed by Tourist Israel
My wife and I booked several day trips with Tourist Israel for June. Due to Covid, the trip didn’t happen. We wer
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Kind people but still no refund
We booked a private tour for our trip to Tel Aviv in May. Because of the Covid 19 we had to cancel in March and ask
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Prepaid for several tours with Tourist Israel and had to cancel due to Covid virus. Tourist Israel promised refund
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We signed up for several tours with Tourist Israel. Then, due to Covid, we were forced to cancel as Israel imposed
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Exceptional!
During the time we were in Israel, we took three tours with Tourist Israel because we found their website to be so
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Great tour guide and awesome place to see
Everything was really amazing! great tour guide! super smart and engaging! the place gives you chills!
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We booked several day tours with Tourist Israel. We then needed to cancel as Covid 19 restrictions have you quaran
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Mixed review.
I chose this trip because it filled all the boxes of what I wanted to see outside Tel Aviv in one day. Well, it was
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Terrible customer service
We booked two trips through Tourist Israel canceled bc of COVID two months ago. We have yet to receive a refund. I
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LONG day but WONDERFUL!
This was a very very long day! Alarm was set for 1:30am. Tourist Israel was extremely organized at the meet up poi
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Fast Paced but thorough and efficient, AMAZING experience!
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