Masada sunrise tour from Jerusalem
Excursions & day trips

Masada sunrise tour from Jerusalem

Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Do this because
  • Climb Masada as the sun rises
  • Witness the magnificent view at sun rise over the crisp Dead Sea waters, and mountains in the distance
  • Hike in the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Float in the Dead Sea and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud
What to expect

Departing every day, your Masada Sunrise tour leaves nice and early to allow you to experience the famous sunrise views from the Masada fortress, before visiting the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature reserve, and the cooling waters of the Dead Sea. This is the only regular tour of Masada at sunrise! This is a unique tour taking you from Jerusalem to Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea in the early hours so that you arrive at Masada in time to see the beautiful sun rise across the Dead Sea and Jordanian Mountains.

Leaving from Jerusalem early in the morning, you'll drive south, through the dark desert, to the foot of Masada. As you begin to climb the famous 'Snake Path', a moderate one hour hike, the sun will begin to rise over the Dead Sea, and Moab Mountains of Jordan in the distance. By the time you reach the top, the beautiful sunrise will have illuminated the landscape, providing breathtaking views.

After spending a couple of hours exploring the archaeological ruins at Masada, descend again by foot, and you'll continue to Ein Gedi. A beautiful oasis in the Judean Desert, you'll take a short hike along the spring, stopping to relax by the cool and refreshing pools. The final stop of the day is at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. You'll float in the salty waters and immerse yourself in the famous therapeutic mud which is sold around the world as a beauty treatment before returning to Jerusalem.

The Masada sunrise tour is the only tour which allows you to experience this beautiful and famous sunrise, and becomes for many, the unexpected highlight of their time in Israel.

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What's included
  • Transportation to all sites from Jerusalem
  • Entrance to the beach at the Dead Sea
What's not included
  • Breakfast, lunch and drinks
  • Masada entrance fees is 28 ILS
  • Ein Gedi entrance fees is 28 ILS
  • Tour guide, this is a self-guided tour
Reduced price
  • Children (aged 0-6)

67 Hanevi'im Street, Davidka Square, Jerusalem, 9470211

Meeting point:

Meet in the Abraham Hostel lobby.

What to remember
  • Bring a breakfast, water and snacks
  • Please also bring a hat and sunscreen, bathing suit and towel and comfortable walking shoes
  • Your passport is needed on this tour
  • In the unlikely event of there being flooding at Ein Gedi, we will instead go to Qumran or a similar location
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  • Tour departs daily between 3.00am to 4.00am
  • Due to seasonal variations in the sunrise time, the start time of this tour varies throughout the year. Please, check the calendar for the exact start time
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Abraham Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 90% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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