Let yourself be seduced by the breath-taking Israeli desert on this trip on which you will visit the majestic fortress of Masada and float on the salty waters of the dead sea.
Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip Itinerary
We will collect you from your hotel in Tel Aviv early in the morning before heading into the Israeli desert on the start this approximately 9-hour trip.
Our first stop is at the Masada cable car (known as the cableway) which we will catch to the summit of the hill. There we visit the remains of the palace of Herod and the synagogue that was besieged for months by Roman troops. The archaeological site also conserves the vestiges of public buildings such as the baths, which were extremely popular in ancient times.
In the afternoon, we will continue through the desert to the Dead Sea where you will take a fun dip. Its peculiar salty water allows you to float on the surface. The sensation you feel is like you are lying down in a bed, reading a book. Undoubtedly, you will have an unforgettable experience in this unique inland sea in the middle east.
After taking the chance to swim in the legendary waters, we will make a stop at Ahava, a company known for its incredible cosmetic products made using Dead Sea Minerals, before catching the bus for our return journey to your hotel in Tel Aviv, where we arrive at the end of the afternoon.
- This trip departs from Tel Aviv, but there is also the option to take the same tour departing from Jerusalem.
- From January 13 to 27 January, the cableway of Masada will be closed for maintenance work. During that period, we will visit the Qumran Caves and the Ein Gedi nature reserve instead of Masada.
Hotel pick up in Tel Aviv
The excursion includes pick up in the majority of hotels in the centre of Tel Aviv. If your hotel is not included in the list, you should make your way to the nearest one to be picked up.
Reduced group option
If you prefer to do the tour with a smaller number of people (maximum 19 people), you can select the reduced group option. The departure times and schedule of the tour will be the same as the standard group tour.
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Tour in English
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 113
Tour in English in reduced group
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 128
This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus.
Official English speaking guide.
Entry to the monuments visited on the tour.
Masada Cableway ride.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Tel Aviv local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - In Masada can you opt to climb up or down Snake Path by foot?
A - No.
Q - How long is dedicated to each visit?
A - The tour of Masada lasts around 1.5 hours. At the Dead Sea, with the visit and lunch combined, there will be about 2 hours 15 minutes.
Q - Are there showers available on the beach after swimming?
A - Yes.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).