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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

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    What to Expect
    This full-day tour begins with an early morning central Jerusalem pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the trip through the Judean Desert, past biblical sites like the Inn of the Good Samaritan and Jericho, the oldest city in the world, along the way.

    Stop at Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the Judean Desert and situated on top of an isolated rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. Walk along the famous Snake Path to the summit just in time for a beautiful sunrise view. Aside from the breathtaking view, spend some time exploring the archaeological ruins here. It was built as a palace complex in the style of the early Roman Empire by Herod the Great, King of Judaea.

    Travel back down the mountain on foot or by cable car and continue on to the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. This is one of Israel’s premier hiking spots with a wide variety of landscapes, waterfalls, and botanical gardens. Take a short hike along the springs, stopping to relax by the refreshing pools along the way. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase here as well.

    Finally, spend some time relaxing on the beach at the Dead Sea. Feel years younger after applying mineral-rich black mud and floating or swimming in the ultra-salty lake water. It’s an experience unlike any other in the world.

    The tour concludes here, where you'll board the minivan for a return trip to Jerusalem.
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    Departure Point
    Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fee to Masada National Park (31 ILS) and Ein Gedi (28 ILS)
    • Guide (this is a self guided tour with a driver and content)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Tour was well organised and the timing was great as we had enough, but not too long breaks. The Sunrise over Masada was really breathtaking after a 50-min. hike to the top (Keep in mind, 30 degrees at 5:30 am in September), and swimming...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank valeriacarobin
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Deposited at back of long line to purchase tickets are Masada. Many in my group did not make it to summit due to time given. Giant ripoff.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank mechanicaljen
    Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyed trip to Masada, ein Gedi and Dead Sea. Sunrise trip and did hike up Masada which was very challenging. ONLY do this if in good shape otherwise you may not make to top in time allotted 2 hours up and back. My friend (and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank susanpK7420TF
    Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

    Hi Susan, Thank you for your comments. Our Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea tours are self guided tours, however, I'm glad to hear that your driver shared information regarding the sinkholes in the area. The cable car is only available in the Day tour...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

    O recommend climbing Masada at sunrise, the views really are spectacular. Especially in the summer since it gets unbearably hot very soon after sunrise. I wish we could have more time especially for ein gedi, bit it was so hot, we couldn't do much hiking...More

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    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    Even though this should be a self guided tour our driver gave us lot of useful informations about the place visited. The alba in Masada is unforgettable, we did the snake path with the children and it was ok, not too much hard. Ein gedi...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank 370giuliap
    Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

    Hi Giulia, Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and that our driver shared information about the area with you. Thanks for the recommendation. Best wishes, Brenda

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    28 July 2019|
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    Response from RJ G | Reviewed this property |
    No. You must hike for 45 minutes ( very swift) going up and you must start by 3.30am because normally sunrise stars at 5 a.m.
    24 June 2019|
    Response from HandballYaz | Reviewed this property |
    What you're paying for on this tour is the bus transportation, which runs on a schedule. if you miss the bus so to speak, you'd have to find your own way back, which would be tricky as I didn't see any cabs waiting to pick... More
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