Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Hebrew (advanced)

Exploring Judean desert

This is a very popular tour and one of the classic tours in Israel, a day trip from Jerusalem and perfect for a shore excursion from Ashdod. We spend a full day beginning with a visit to Herod's mountain fortress at Masada, hiking in the Ein Gedi nature reserve to a series of waterfalls and end with a float in the Dead Sea, a unique experience not to be missed. Travel in air-conditioned comfort through the Judean desert to these three amazing sites.


Drive from Jerusalem or Ashdod.
Herod's palace fortress at Masada.
Nahal David in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.
- We will have an opportunity to swim/splash in natural pools under a waterfall.
- Hopefully, we will see the animals that live in the reserve.
Float at one of Dead Sea beaches.
Locations are great for taking photographs.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel in Jerusalem or for shore excursions, at the port in Ashdod.

End location: Drop-off is same as pick-up unless you make other arrangements with me.

Duration: 9 hours

The tour includes about 3-4 hours of travel and 5 hours of touring of 3 sites.


Transportation is in a 2012 Skoda Yeti (for 3 people), with air conditioning.

What’s Included

Transportation from and to Jerusalem or Ashdod is included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 NIS (New Israeli Shekel) - There are entrance fees to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (~$8. per adult), Masada (~$18. including the cable car) and Dead Sea private beaches (~$12.). Cash for a drink or snack afterwards.

What’s Extra

Admission fees to sites are not included but paid by the client on a per person basis.

Lunch is paid by the client.

A Recent Review of this tour

We recent;y completed our tour to the Dead Sea with Guide Shmuel B and it was wonderful. The region, sights and locale we give a 10, but our guide deserves more than an 11. He was the perfect choice for us... fielding questions regarding places not even on the tour. Certainly a well versed guide with knowledge, integrity and a means of making the seemingly unrelated pieces... relate. His empathy was even able to bring a 47 year old memory back to life, making him a large part of a now lifetime memory.
Rick Cohen

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