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Masada National Park

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Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Ruins of Masada

It is a mountaintop fortress at the western end of the Judean Desert and over looking the Dead Sea.The site of the Jews last stand against the Romans. Herod the great built this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a mountaintop fortress at the western end of the Judean Desert and over looking the Dead Sea.The site of the Jews last stand against the Romans. Herod the great built this fortress as a refuge for himself. Went to the top on cable car which was exciting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There is cable car service up to the mountain top and guided tours in various languages explaining the historical past of this very special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is so full of history that it leaves your Jaw open from the time you enter. The cable car ride is fantastic even though the line for it is really long. Once you get to the top get ready to be blown away with all the rich history. very hot so take lots of water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was greatly impressed by the atmosphere and its dramatic history. Interesting video at the start give you lots of interesting and relevant facts. Then you can asend via the cable car or hike up the amazing snake path. Wonderful and dramatic views from the top. Lots of places to wander and explore. Take the opportunity to go to Herods amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you like trekking, this is a good trekking experience, but if you don't like to trek, you can ride the cable up to the ruins for a fee. The ruins have a sad story of Jews choosing to die in their own hands than in the hands of the Romans in the 70sAD. History would also show the ingenuity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I participated in a tour with Rent-a-guide. They picked us up at our hotel at 7:30am and brought us back at 5:30pm. The tour included Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea. Our guide's name was Sylvia and our driver Abassi. Sylvia was full of energy and very knowledgeable not only about the places we visited, but about the landscapes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We took the cable car up to the top of the remaining castle. It was good to have a tour guide explaining to us the significance of the place and the history behind it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This location has a beautiful view of the Dead Sea from the top of Masada. With a knowledgeable tour guide; one will learn a great deal of History from the days of Roman occupation as well as dates going back to BC. Highly Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited Masada with Abraham Tours. This was the sunrise tour, so it was nice to have a driver at the wheel for the early morning drive from Jerusalem to Masada. We arrived around 5:00 a.m. and immediately began our ascent. It is about 900 feet / steps to the top and you should know that it is not an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The hike the snake path is only 25 min and extremely scenic and you will feel you have paid too much if you ride the gondola

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