The Dead Sea is famous for various reasons: it is the lowest point on earth (below sea level!), the water is so salty that you can even read a newspaper while you float, and its mud has amazing benefits for the skin! It is also a beautiful place surrounded by many attractions you definitely can’t miss on your trip to Israel.


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Tours from Tel Aviv

Masada Sunrise (Ein Gedi and Dead Sea)

Abraham Tours | Every day | Self guided | English | 9 hours | 261 NIS / $70

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For morning people! This tour takes you to hike your way up Masada early in the morning so you can enjoy the beautiful view just when the sun is rising. Visit the Ein Gedi Natural Reserve and finish the day relaxing in the Dead Sea.


Masada and Dead Sea Tour

iBookIsrael | Every day | Self guided | English | 11 hours | 420 NIS / $110

On our one day Masada and Dead Sea tour, you’ll head off via Jerusalem through the Judean Desert and take in its beautiful barren dunes, which have formed the backdrop of so many historical events. Next head to the Dead Sea where you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich mud as well as experience the unusual sensation of ‘floating’ in the Dead Sea. There is much said about the therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea minerals and mud, including alleviating several skin conditions.


Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

iBookIsrael | Every day | Guided | 20+ Languages| Prices vary

Enjoy all the fun of a guided tour at your own pace. Explore all your options and find the perfect guide to take you on a trip to some of the most beautiful places in Israel, tailored especially for you. IBookIsrael has hundreds of guides with different approaches and that speak almost every language. Click on the button below to see all guides for Masada and the Dead Sea.


Tours from Jerusalem

Dead Sea Chill Out Tour

Abraham Tours | Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday | Not Guided | English | 4 hours | 150 NIS/ $40

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Perfect if you want to relax and enjoy the Dead Sea, float in the water, cover yourself in the therapeutic mud and spend the day on the beach.


Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea

Abraham Tours | Every day | Self guided | English | 9 hours | 252 NIS/ $67

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For morning people! This tour takes you to hike your way up Masada early in the morning so you can enjoy the beautiful view just when the sun is rising. Visit the Ein Gedi Natural Reserve and finish the day relaxing in the Dead Sea.


Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

Abraham Tours | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday | Self guided | English | 9 hours | 280 NIS/ $75

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If you are not loving the idea of waking up super early, this tour will take you to the same amazing places as the Masada Sunrise Tour but later in the day. Visit and learn the history of Masada (go up with the cable car!), hike trough Ein Gedi Natural Reserve and enjoy the Dead Sea and its salty water.


Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Abraham Tours | Everyday | Self-Guided | 3 days (2 nights) | 495 NIS/ $133

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Walk along the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem; visit the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa and other must-go places in Jerusalem before you travel to float in the salty water of the Dead Sea.


This is part of our series of Best Tours in Israel Guides. Also check out our Guide to the Best Tours in Jerusalem, Best Tours in Tel Aviv, Best Tours in PetraBest Tours in the West Bank and Best Christian Tours


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