Masada sunrise tour from Tel Aviv
Excursions & day trips

Masada sunrise tour from Tel Aviv

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 13 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Climb Masada as the sun rises
  • Witness the magnificent view at sun rise over the crisp Dead Sea waters
  • Hike in the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Float in the Dead Sea and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud
What to expect

On this tour you will see the fortress of Masada, Ein Gedi nature reserve, and the Dead Sea, departing in the early morning hours so that you arrive at Masada in time to see the sunrise gleam over the desert and Jordanian Mountains.

Leaving from Tel Aviv, you’ll drive east past Jerusalem and through the dark desert, all the way to the foot of Masada. As you begin to climb up the Snake Path, a moderate 45-minute hike, the sun will emerge in the east over the mountains, providing a breathtaking view. You’ll reach the top just in time to relax in front of the stunning desert landscape below, and the red sun shimmering off the still waters of the Dead Sea.

Once you’ve had your fill of the wonderful views, you’ll spend some time exploring the archaeological ruins of a castle built in the year 30 BCE by King Herod, and also the place where Jewish rebels famously decided to take their own lives rather than to fall into the hands of the advancing Roman armies. After you descend down the same path, you will find the bus waiting for you, ready to continue the day’s adventures.

You will drive to Ein Gedi, a desert oasis where you can hike at your leisure, and are likely to encounter mountain goats and other creatures among the vegetation. The nature reserve includes a stream of cool running water, leading to various pools and refreshing springs, where you are welcome to bathe on hot days. The last part of the tour is spent at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Enjoy the salty waters and rejuvenating therapeutic mud, floating and relaxing for an hour and a half before we return to Tel Aviv.

This must-see Masada Sunrise tour combines some of Israel’s most beautiful and unique places, which can be difficult to get to independently. For many travelers, this experience becomes the highlight of their trip in Israel.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Transportation to all sites from Tel Aviv
    • Entrance to the beach at the Dead Sea
    What's not included
    • Breakfast, lunch and drinks
    • Masada entrance fees is 28 ILS
    • Ein Gedi entrance fees is 28 ILS
    • Tour guide, this is a self-guided tour
    Where

    21 Levontin St, Tel Aviv, 6511604

    Meeting point:

    Meet in the Abraham Hostel lobby.

    What to remember
    • Bring a breakfast, water and snacks
    • Please also bring a hat and sunscreen, bathing suit and towel and comfortable walking shoes
    • Your passport is needed on this tour
    • In the unlikely event of there being flooding at Ein Gedi, we will instead go to Qumran or a similar location
    Read more
    Provider
    Abraham Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

    You might also like

    Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv
    Attractions & guided tours

    Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv

    Join this Jerusalem Day Tour departing from Tel Aviv, the most convenient way to discover the rich history of one of the oldest cities in the world!

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Best of the West Bank tour from Tel Aviv
    Excursions & day trips

    Best of the West Bank tour from Tel Aviv

    Book the Best of the West Bank tour with Musement! A unique one-day guided West Bank will take you to three of the highlights of the West Bank.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Caesarea, Acre and Golan 2-day tour with hotel
    Attractions & guided tours

    Caesarea, Acre and Golan 2-day tour with hotel

    Book your 2-day multi-city tour of Caesarea, Acre and Golan with a hotel stay and get your fill of history and beautiful landscapes.

    Duration up to 48 hours
    Instant Confirmation
    Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea tour from Tel Aviv
    Attractions & guided tours

    Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea tour from Tel Aviv

    Enjoy the archeological site of Masada, the natural reserve of Ein Gedi and the unique Dead Sea. Explore these sites and floating in the sea.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Galilee, Nazareth tour from Tel Aviv
    Activities

    Galilee, Nazareth tour from Tel Aviv

    Discover the beauty of northern Israel. Circle the Sea of Galilee and stop and tour the most interesting sites

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Pub crawl in Tel Aviv
    Excursions & day trips

    Pub crawl in Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv is a destination world-famous for its bustling nightlife and party scenes, attracting the best DJs and young travelers from all over the world with an abundance of different styles and places to go and we have all the options and knowledge you may need to party till you drop.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Paint and pint in Tel Aviv
    Activities

    Paint and pint in Tel Aviv

    Embrace Tel Aviv's artistic vide first hand and express your artistic talents with a good drink by your side.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Street food tour in Tel Aviv
    Excursions & day trips

    Street food tour in Tel Aviv

    Taste and get to know all about the stree food of Tel Aviv and have fun with family and friends.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, he 

    Guided Masada and Dead Sea tour from Herzliya
    Attractions & guided tours

    Guided Masada and Dead Sea tour from Herzliya

    Book your Guided Masada and Dead Sea tour from Herzliya to travel through the Judean desert to the lowest point on Earth at about 400 meters below sea level, indulge in covering your skin with black mud, then plunging back into the water for a rejuvenating swim. Plus, learn about the ancient Snake Path the Romans did 2000 years ago and more.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, fr, es, de 

    Full-day private Jerusalem Christian heritage tour from Tel Aviv
    Attractions & guided tours

    Full-day private Jerusalem Christian heritage tour from Tel Aviv

    Full-day private Jerusalem Christian heritage tour visiting the most important places for Christians worldwide.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en