Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


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 very full day beginning with a visit to Herod's mountain fortress at Masada, then 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: 10 hours

Note that this tour is a long day, includes about 3-4 hours of travel and 6 hours of touring at the 3 sites.


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

What’s Included

This tour includes my services as your personal guide and transportation from and to Jerusalem or Ashdod.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 NIS (New Israeli Shekel) - There are entrance fees to Masada (~$18. includes the cable car), Ein Gedi Nature Reserve (~$8. per adult), and Dead Sea private beaches (~$12. , possibility of free beach without facilities). Entrance fees and lunch can be charged to a credit card. 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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