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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.
  • 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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Departure Point
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, Davidka Sq 67, ירושלים, 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
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 5 days ago

The pick up was on time. The driver was professional and went beyond his duty by providing descriptions of places we visited. All three attractions were great experiences to have, replete with history & nature. Hope that they'll finding a way of arresting the depletion...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarinoDA
Reviewed 13 July 2019

The tour was fantastic, the driver was so kind and nice. The time to visit the places is fine, but one must be in perfect conditions to walk a lot. The Dead Sea was incredible and everything was perfect.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Claudia L
Luke Scully - A, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Claudia, Thank you for your positive feedback. We believe that Masada and the Dead Sea are musts while visiting Israel. Best regards, Brenda

Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

This is a perfect self guided tour! The driver gave us all the information we needed and we briefly visited each spot. We could have spent an extra half hour at the Dead Sea, as we were rushed at the end, but overall this was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wendy D
Luke Scully - A, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for your positive review. I agree that this is a great way to enjoy Masada and its marvelous views. Kind regards, Brenda

Reviewed 30 June 2019

We booked a day trip from Tel Aviv via Masada to the Dead Sea for June 1st 2019. Due to wrong information from the tour operator we missed the bus and Abraham Tours did not even bother to notify/call us. The next day we were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Dear Alica, I'm sorry that you missed your tour however as stated clearly in the confirmation email that you received from us, your pick up time was at 2 AM from Tel Aviv. Regardless of this, we offered you a full refund. I'm sorry to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2019

I joined the Masada/Dead Sea/Ein Gedi tour and was disappointed. This tour basically just provides transportation, there is no tour guide. Though Abraham tours stated online that the tour is self-guided, but when I actually saw Masada ruins, I realized it is difficult to get...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Hi "Shc46" The Masada Ein Gedi Dead Sea Tour is indeed self guided. This means that we offer full transportation to all 3 sites as well as the entry fee for the resort on the beach, but with no tour guide. We also provide information...More

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3 June 2019|
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5 March 2019|
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I just went alone and met a group with BIblical World. I have been to Israel before with another well known company and they can’t compare. It was safe as I went four days earlier and stayed in Tel Aviv. Just make sure you... More
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Response from KerstinT23 | Reviewed this property |
If you‘d like to do a more individual trip and have more time for hiking in Ein Gedi, you can go by bus. The attraction of the tour is that you do all three sites in a day.
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