Masada, observation point looking out over Herod's palace and the Dead Sea

A brief overview of the tour

This tour lets you experience the amazing sight of sunrise from the ancient fortress of Masada.

Important and useful notes

This is a non-guided tour.

The tour includes:

  • Transportation to all sites from Tel Aviv
  • Entrance to the beach at the Dead Sea

Duration: apx. 03:30 – 13:30.


  • Minimum 4 participants.
  • Ascent takes approx. 3/4-1 hour.
  • Start time - subject to sunrise schedule
  • Physical fitness, good walking shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit & towel.

A detailed description of the tour

Descend to the Judean Desert along the Dead Sea for arrival at Masada. Ascend the rocky “snake path’ enveloped by cool night darkness to the top of Masada. Situate yourself on the mountain for minute by minute breathtaking sunrise over the horizon. Tour the top of the fortress. Descend via the snake path. Continue to Ein Gedi.

Walk through the nature reserve encountering freshwater springs and desert vegetation. End the day on Dead Sea shore for swim and float. On return roadside view of Qumran, Jericho and Sea level blandmark.

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