Can you walk on the dead sea

From Jerusalem: Masada at sunrise, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea

From Jerusalem you head to the south of the country, where you can admire the sunrise over the desert and the Dead Sea on the Masada. After a hike through the Ein Gedi nature reserve, round off the day with a swim in the Dead Sea.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Your experience

  • Climb the desert fortress of Masada for sunrise
  • Explore the ruins of the fortress and take in the breathtaking views
  • Hike through the oasis of the Ein Gedi nature reserve
  • Let yourself float weightlessly in the Dead Sea
Travel from Jerusalem's Old City to the southern district of Israel for a glorious day in nature. Hike before dawn in cool temperatures up to the ancient mountain fortress Masada on the edge of the desert before taking a bath in the Dead Sea, which has great healing properties due to its high salt content. See the break of day with a spectacular sunrise over the mountains of Moab and the Judean Desert. Then, high up on the mountain plateau, explore the history of one of Israel's most significant archaeological sites, a national symbol that stands for hope, pride and freedom. You climb the rock plateau via the famous narrow snake path; the descent takes place on the same path. This is followed by a special highlight of the tour: a hike through the breathtaking Ein Gedi nature reserve with its natural springs and waterfalls as well as fascinating desert fauna and flora. After the long hike, it's time to rest your tired feet. Let yourself float weightlessly in the healing salt water of the Dead Sea or take a bath in the healing mud at the lowest point on earth: a unique experience and a treat that will give you new strength. Take the newly discovered inner peace back with you to the city.
  • Transportation to all locations
  • information
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entry to the Ein Gedi nature reserve (29 NIS)
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Masada Fortress (29 NIS)
  • Optional) one-way ticket for the cable car (29 NIS)

Prepare for this activity

Please bring it with you

  • Passport or photo ID
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Important information

  • Physical fitness is required for the large 1-hour hike.
  • The tour is self-guided: you will be taken to all stations and given information brochures, but will not be accompanied by a guide
  • Please bring: passport, sunscreen, running shoes, swimwear, towel, hat and water.
  • What you have to consider: Your ID number must be given when booking. If you click on the "Book now" button, a booking form will open. After you have entered all the necessary information, enter your ID number in the "Notes for the local organizer" field.

Overall rating

4,5 / 5

based on 111 ratings


  • Guide 4.4 / 5
  • Transport 4.7 / 5
  • Value for money 4.1 / 5
  • Security 4.6 / 5

The tour was great. Everything went perfectly. Still, there is one star less as it was a little too short notice to see the sunrise. You had to stand in line at the cash register and it took about 30 minutes until you could "finally" walk up the mountain. You shouldn't underestimate that, because you have to walk up 40-60 minutes and if you take into account the queue and the mountain, it is really difficult with the sunrise in Masada. In addition, you then have no stamina / stamina for the other places (En Geidi & Dead Sea).

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All in all very good

The bus driver was very personable. The sunset on the mountain was gorgeous. However, the ascent of the mountain is very strenuous. You definitely shouldn't underestimate that. En Gedi was nice, but due to the strenuous ascent and descent of the mountain, we didn't want to walk much anymore. More on the totem it was very good.

great experience

Three very interesting destinations are approached in the tour. Masada at sunrise with a view over the Dead Sea to Jordan. En Gedi, a beautiful park in the middle of the desert with waterfalls. The Dead Sea, where swimming is a very special experience. So getting up early is worth it. In addition, it is not that hot in the morning and not that crowded.

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