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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great, dates back to 37 BC. It’s location on a cliff overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea is a spectacular spot from which to watch the sunrise.
 
The Basics
Ride the cable car up to Masada or hike the Roman Ramp or the Snake Path. At the top, explore remnants of Roman encampments, synagogues, homes, and ruins of Herod’s Palace complex, with its ancient bathhouses and well-preserved mosaics. Most impressive are the views, which span the vast Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
Full-day tours to Masada run from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Eilat, or Herzliya, and typically combine a visit to the mountaintop fortress with a soak in the Dead Sea and a hike through the nearby Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Snake route is the most popular and easily accessible hiking route to Masada and takes around 45 minutes, but it’s a steep uphill climb with many steps.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen and plenty of water, especially if you plan on hiking; temperatures can reach 100°F (38°C) in the summer months.
  • The cable car and viewpoints at Masada are fully wheelchair accessible, although some of the ruins may be tricky to reach.
 
How to Get There
To reach Masada, take bus 486 from Jerusalem or Ein Gedi, or bus 421 from Tel Aviv. Or, travel on either Road 90, which runs along the coast of the Dead Sea, or Road 3199 from Arad by taxi or private vehicle. There’s a parking lot near the Masada Visitor Center at the bottom of the cliff, from where you can set out by cable car or the Snake Path.
 
When to Get There
Sunrise is the best time to watch stunning views from the mountaintop, and an early start is recommended to avoid the midday heat, especially during the summer months (June–August). On Tuesday and Thursday evenings between March and August, the open-air theater on the western side of Masada holds a sound and light show, which tells the story of the ancient fortress.
 
History of Masada
In AD 68, Jews took over the fortress of Masada to seek refuge from the Romans. They held out for several years, until the Romans used a ramp to reach the fortress. Once defeat was inevitable, around 960 Jews chose mass suicide over captivity. Today, the Israeli people look at the fortress as a symbol of bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of adversity.
Address: Masada, Israel
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Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Explore the highlights of the Judean Desert on a full-day tour to Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea with transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. Enjoy independent time to learn about Masada’s dramatic history, hike into Ein Gedi, and swim at a private beach by the Dead Sea.
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Masada Sunrise Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Designed with the time constraints of travel in mind, this full-day tour allows you to tick off Masada Fortress, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea—three of Israel’s most popular attractions—in just one day. Departing Jerusalem with your driver, you are rewarded with a majestic desert sunrise from the UNESCO-listed Masada Fortress after a strenuous hike. Observe exotic wildlife in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and bathe and be buoyant in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Entrance to Masada and Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve are not included.
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  • 12 hours
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Visit Masada and the Dead Sea on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the Judean desert from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea, and visit Masada on route. Ride the cable car to the mountaintop for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old ruins, and continue to the Dead Sea to ‘swim’ in its salt-rich waters and, if you wish, take a therapeutic mud bath. The day trip also passes the site of the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, and ancient city of Jericho.
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Combine a Masada tour and Dead Sea trip into one memorable full-day tour from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the site of the famous New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan. Arrive at Masada and ride the cable car to the legendary mountaintop ruins of King Herod’s palaces. After a guided tour, drive to the Dead Sea. Relish the surreal Dead Sea floating experience and choose to take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, return to Jerusalem, passing the ancient city of Jericho on route.
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9-Hour Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem

Experience mountains, desert and sea all in one day on this full-day tour from Jerusalem. Ride the cable car to the cliff-top Masada Fortress and enjoy spectacular aerial views, then journey to the desert oasis of the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. After lunch (own expense), continue to the Dead Sea, famously the lowest landmass on earth, where you can take a dip in the mineral-rich muds or enjoy free time to explore independently.
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Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea on this self-guided, all-day tour. Early in the morning, head to the top of UNESCO-listed Masada, one of Israel’s most popular attractions, to see, perhaps, the greatest sunrise in the world. Bring a camera to capture the incredible view. Then, hike to one of the most beautiful places in Israel, the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, followed by a rejuvenating dip in the legendary Dead Sea. Transportation to and from Jerusalem plus printed guiding materials included.
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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Watch the sun rise at Masada and visit Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea on this day trip from Tel Aviv. Hike up Masada mountain in the early hours to see the sun emerge over the mountains and Dead Sea, and inspect the mountaintop ancient fortress ruins. Then, explore the Ein Gedi oasis and visit the Dead Sea to float in its waters. Return air-conditioned transport with central Tel Aviv pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Leave Jerusalem on a full-day private trip to Masada and the Dead Sea, and discover Israel’s remarkable history and landscapes. Drive deep into the Judean Desert, explore Masada’s fortifications and palaces alongside your personal guide, and learn about a dramatic, 1st-century battle between Roman troops and Jewish Sicarii rebels. Descend to the shores of the Dead Sea to walk along salt-encrusted beaches, bathe in mineral-rich mud and float in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. 
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Masada, Ein Gedi, and The Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Visit some of Israel’s ancient and scenic highlights on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv to Masada, Ein Gedi oasis, and the Dead Sea. Enjoy independent time at Masada and Ein Gedi, swim in the hyper-saline water of the Dead Sea on a guided tour. This full-day tour includes admission to a Dead Sea beach and round-trip transport from a central location in Tel Aviv.
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  • 10 hours
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Israel 8 Days -7 Nights Tel Aviv With Tours:Jerusalem,Nazareth, Galilee,Dead Sea

This 8 days- 7 night package tour offers the best and easy way to discover the treasures of Israel,
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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Every year, millions of people visit Israel to experience the world-famous Dead Sea, historical Masada fortress, and astonishing Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Masada is an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. It's on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great, dates back to 37 BC. It’s location on a cliff overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea is a spectacular spot from which to watch the sunrise.Hike or take a leisurely walk, through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, cooling waters of deserted oasis, and bath in the beautiful waterfalls and enjoy permanent spring pools amazing desert plants and wildlifeRelax yourself in rejuvenating mineral rich mud which are sold worldwide and by floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, at the lowest place on Earth.
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Private tour to the Dead Sea Area

A tour from Jeruslaem to the Dead Sea Region, covering highlights like Masada, site wherer the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, a drive through the Nature Reserve of Ein-Gedi, and of course - a swim at the Dead Sea.
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Hiking & Camping

Sunrise at Masada, Ein Gedi Reserve and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv

Ideal for independent travelers, this self-guided tour allows you to visit three of Tel Aviv’s top attractions in one day. Relax as a driver transports you between the UNESCO-listed Masada, the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and the Dead Sea, all of which are difficult to reach on your own. At each attraction, enjoy free time to explore the majestic fortress of Massada, the desert oasis of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, and the healing properties of the Dead Sea with a self-guiding app.
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Day Trip: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea from Jerusalem

Every year, millions of people visit Israel to experience the world-famous Dead Sea, historical Masada fortress, and astonishing Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Masada is an ancient fortress in southern Israel’s Judean Desert. It's on a massive plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great, dates back to 37 BC. It’s location on a cliff overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea is a spectacular spot from which to watch the sunrise.Hike or take a leisurely walk, through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, cooling waters of deserted oasis, and bath in the beautiful waterfalls and enjoy permanent spring pools amazing desert plants and wildlifeRelax yourself in rejuvenating mineral rich mud which are sold worldwide and by floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, at the lowest place on Earth.
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Dead Sea and Masada 1 day tour

The Dead Sea is located at the lowest point on Earth in the South of Israel. No plant or animal can live in the Dead Sea due to its high salt content which is about 33%. The waters of the Dead Sea are said to be very therapeutic for all sorts of skin ailments, due to the high mineral content in the water. Masada resides on a plateau in the middle of the desert. King Herod was the first to come and build for himself 2 palaces on Masada. Masada is known for the Jews residing here and how the Romans built a huge ramp and finally with fifteen thousand troops conquered Masada. They did it by building a ramp that was 375 feet from bedrock stones.
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Massada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

If you want to have great moments and experience the Holy Land to the fullest, join us in one of our most popular tours.Start the day with a hike through the Snake Path (about 90 minutes of a moderate/easy trail- depending on your fitness level) or just take the cable cable up to the top and enjoy the view! You will reach to Masada, where you will see the lowest point on earth from above, make unique pictures and live an once in a life time experience. After the breath-taking views from Masada Fortress head to the Ein Gedi Reserve, where you get to see the waterfalls and springs in the middle of the desert landscape. Now it's time to experience the world famous Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mud that is known for it's minerals and rejuvenating properties. Don't forget to relax and float on the salty water and take lot's of pictures of this memorable day. Don't miss out, best price and departures everyday are guaranteed!
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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Self-Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

This full day, self-guided, small group tour to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea will take you from Tel Aviv 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.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

Masada and the Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem

Organizing a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea on your own can get complicated; this day trip from Jerusalem takes care of the details. Travel by coach through the Judean Desert and ascend Mt. Masada by cable car to see the UNESCO site with your guide. After a mud bath and a dip in the Dead Sea, view the Ein Gedi oasis, the caves at Qumran, and Jericho.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Masada Fortress, Israel

Welcome to Masada. Declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001, Masada was discovered by archaeologists in the 1950's. The term 'Masada' means 'a strong foundation' in Hebrew. 960 Jews committed suicide atop Masada as they would rather die rather than be captured alive by the Romans.The tour will dive in-depth with stories of the fortress and the seige that followed after it was built.---- After the booking, you will receive iPhone & Android App. The password will be sent on a successful booking. You can use that password to turn your phone into a tour guide.----- How does it work?Use the app and drive hands-free like Google maps. On approaching an attraction, the app will automatically narrate the story. Just like having a local guide sitting with you. No worries about a human guide’s accent, volume, exaggeration, and tips. ---- Our guide is easy to use. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line. Fully Automatic & Hands-Free Tour at your own pace:
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  • 3 to 4 hours

Day Trips

Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Eilat

Travel from Eilat to two of Israel’s most iconic sites on a day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea. Take the ancient path — or a cable car — to Masada’s summit and explore King Herod’s millenia-old hilltop city; take in the restored palace murals and Roman baths, then learn the poignant story of a Jewish rebellion. Wash off the dust in the hyper-saline water of the Dead Sea, wallow in mineral-rich mud, and stroll salt-crusted beaches at the lowest point on earth.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Discover the magnificent ancient ruins of Masada and delights of the Dead Sea on this unforgettable private day trip from Tel Aviv. With your own private guide, cross the Judean Desert and ride a cable car up to Masada, a rocktop fortification built by King Herod in 350 BC. Explore the well-preserved ruins as you hear the tragic ancient tales of the site, and then drive to the Dead Sea. Experience a ‘swim’ in the salt-heavy waters and enjoy a skin-replenishing mud bath here before your return to Tel Aviv.
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  • 10 hours
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Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Herzliya

Visit two of Israel’s most iconic sites on a Masada and Dead Sea day trip from Herzliya. Venture through the Judean hills as you hear intriguing facts about both attractions from your professional guide. Admire the rugged scenery and start your explorations with a cable car ride up to Masada, the mountaintop home of a ruined fortress-palace built by King Herod. Take a guided tour of the timeworn relics, and then descend to the Dead Sea to ‘swim’ in the salty waters, and perhaps take a therapeutic mud bath.
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  • 10 hours
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Multi-day Tours

Israel Deluxe Tour 9-Days From Tel Aviv

Cover Israel highlights on an 8-night tour from Tel Aviv that takes care of all the logistics so you can focus on exploring. All transport is included from the moment you arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, and you’ll see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Masada, and far more, traveling alongside a small group that’s limited to 15 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 9 days
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Day Trips

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Masada ,The Dead Sea and Ein Gedi Day Trip from Jerusalem

In 2001 Masada was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a top tourist attraction due to its historical significance and magnificent views of the Judean Desert and Dead Sea.Leaving from Jerusalem early in the morning, we’ll drive south, to the foot of Masada. 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. After exploring the magnificent fortress, the next stop is Ein Gedi , beautiful nature reserve with waterfalls and the last stop is at a 'private beach' on the Dead Sea for a float & enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the waters and immerse yourself in the famous mud.
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  • 10 hours
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