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9-Hour Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

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This full day, self-guided, small group tour to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea will take you from Jerusalem to the top sights in the Judean Desert. With a hike around an ancient fortress, time to relax and float in the Dead Sea, and a visit to desert oasis, you won't be disappointed.
You'll start at
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem
כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
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    Masada National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    En Gedi Nature Reserve
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Visit Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea in a day from Jerusalem
  • Self-guide at Masada and Ein Gedi, with entry and other fees at own expense
  • Free time at the Dead Sea to enjoy the salt waters and mineral mud
  • Includes return minibus transport, Dead Sea entry, and self-guiding app
What to Expect
Start with early pickup in central Jerusalem and travel eastward by air-conditioned minibus toward Masada. Admire wonderful views across the Dead Sea—the lowest place on Earth—to Jordan’s mountains en route, and capture them on camera. At Masada, hop out to explore the plateau independently. Enter the site (own expense) and ride the cable car (own expense) to the summit to stroll around the ruins—the remains of a Herodian fortress and site of an AD 74 Jewish rebellion. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve situated near the Dead Sea. Head inside (own expense), explore the trails, gardens, springs, and pools alone, and, if you wish, refuel at the café (own expense). Finally, visit a Dead Sea beach to float in the salty waters, bathe in the mineral-rich mud, or simply enjoy the sunshine and views. Your trip then ends with a Jerusalem drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver
  • Full transportation
  • Information via our self-guiding App
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
  • Entrance to Ein Gedi (31 ILS)
  • Combined Entrance Ticket to Masada with Cable Car return trip (77 ILS)
  • Lunch/meals
  • Guide (this is a self guided tour with a driver)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
  • In case of heavy rain or bad weather, some sites may be closed and an alternative tour route chosen
  • This is a self guided tour with a knowledgeable driver leading the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Well organised for toilet stops. Great knowledgeable guide but sore throat hampered his conversation and quantity of information provided.
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Really enjoyed everything so interesting and so much fun and nice views amazing thing's recamandid for all
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I took this trip with my 13 year old daughter while in Jerusalem on a whistle stop 3 day trip. It was a great way to experience the Dead Sea (a highlight) while also seeing some sights outside the city itself. The Ein Gedi nature reserve was lovely, very scenic with an easy 20
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I recommend you to visit Masada,Ein Gedi and Dead Sea with this tour. The driver Shumlik has lived for many years near Dead Sea and he knows well about the area.
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If you are thinking of doing the walk up beware of the summer months, it would be dreadfully hot. The dead sea is too far to walk also.
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By: Abraham Tours
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