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Masada, Ein Gedi nature reserve and the Dead Sea - Self guided day tour

Highlights
  • Take a cable car to the top of the Masada Fortress
  • Explore the ruins at Masada and enjoy the spectacular view across the Dead Sea to the Moabite mountains in Jordan
  • Hike through the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and cool off beside a beautiful pool
  • Float in the waters of the Dead Sea at the lowest place on Earth
  • Immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud at the Dead Sea, sold around the world as health products
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Judean Desert through which we'll pass.
Description
Tour Itinerary (Subject to Change)

07:00 - Pick up from Abraham Hostel - Davidka Square
09:00 - Arrive at Masada. Hike or optional cable-car up the mountain
11:00 - Hike through Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
13:00 - Relax at the Dead Sea
16:00 - Arrive back in Jerusalem

NB: All times are approximate

Leaving Jerusalem, we’ll travel south through the beautiful Judean Desert to the foot of the Masada fortress which stands beside the Dead Sea. Enjoy a cable car to the top of the fortress, enjoy the special views, and explore the archaeological ruins, before continuing to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, an oasis in the desert, for a short hike, and the unique opportunity to float in the waters of the Dead Sea, and immerse yourself in the famous mud.

Masada is one of Israel’s most important archaeological sites, and the site of one of the greatest tales of Jewish heroism. The excavated ruins are fascinating to explore, and the remarkable location high above the surrounding desert and Dead Sea, makes this a might impressive experience. You’ll ascend to the top of Masada via a cable car. After leaving Masada, we’ll travel the short distance to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Surrounded by desert, this beautiful reserve offers a beautiful hike alongside the cool waters which flow from the spring. Stop and cool off beside one of the pools which can be found along the way, before returning to the entrance and heading to our final stop of the day. The lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea is really a lake with water so salty that it allows you to float. Read your newspaper whilst floating in the water and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud which is sold around the world as beauty products before returning to Jerusalem having enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget.

Our Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea tour is unique and designed for the independent traveler. No other tour combines these three beautiful sites, and allows you to hike up to the top of the fortress, an important part of any visit! Leaving from Jerusalem four times a week, this is a remarkable tour.

You book directly with the tour provider Abraham Tours!
Weekly Availability
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English
Included
  • Transportation to all sites
  • Entrance to the beach at the Dead Sea
Not included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Ein Gedi entrance (28 NIS)
  • Masada entrance and Cable Car both ways (74 NIS)
  • This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation, but no actual guide.
  • Self-guiding materials are available for FREE - Abraham Tours App (Available on Google Play and App store).
Meeting Point
07:15am - Pick up from Abraham Hostel - Davidka Square
Dropoff Point
Damascus Gate / Davidka Square
Estimated time of arrival back in Jerusalem is 4pm.
Additional Info
This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation, but no actual guide.
Self guiding materials are available at Abraham Tours App - It's free to download for Apple and Android devices.
(In the unlikely event of there being flooding at Ein Gedi, we will instead go to Qumran or a similar location)