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Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Visiting Masada really is a must for visitors. Take time to understand the site, its history, and the topography and layout to gain an insight into modern Israel. The visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting Masada really is a must for visitors. Take time to understand the site, its history, and the topography and layout to gain an insight into modern Israel. The visitors' centre is really good and if you feel you want to walk the Snake Path then it's probably best you do it on the way down (it's not a cop... More 

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LAKE HOPATCONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Your bus wind it's way up the steep road to the main building doesn't give you the full picture of what was about to come. After arriving you wait for the cable car to arrive and take you to the top of the mountain. As you are hoisted to the top you can see some people below hiking up and... More 

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istanbul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We have been there around noon and it is not recommended even if you take the cable car. There are many things to see up there and absolutely no shade at all... I guess best time to visit would be early in the morning. The cable car costs 72 shekels if you don't want to climb. The whole story about... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Whether you hike up to the top or take to cable car, it is an incredible sight to see. Be sure to book a tour guide to show you all of the site and hear the different parts of the story.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing history, very interesting place, they have made it like Disney compared to my being there 44 years ago, but thats a good thing. they have sidewalks and water fountains. Many, Many steps, very hot and be careful walking up or down. Be smart take the cable car.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this sight on a guided bussed excursion from our cruise ship in Haifa. The site consists of a large welcome center with food court, extensive gift shop, and an archaeological museum (separate entrance fee) at the base of the mountain with the Roman ruins at the top of the mountain. There are 2 cable cars which carry visitors,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Words are totally inadequate to describe the visit. The gondola ride to the top provides views of the Dead Sea in the distance. Once atop, the ruins almost come alive as you imagine what it must have been like to live in Masada...and having read The Dovekeepers added an extra element of imagination to the awesome site (literally worthy of... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You'll think you've landed on the moon as you enjoy magnificent views of the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea, and the mountains of Jordan from the soaring (but still below sea level) heights of Masada. The Herodian ruins are also worth the visit. We rode the cable car to and from the top, but - weather permitting - a 45-60... More 

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salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took the earliest tram up and that was before the crowds. The ruins are interesting and our guide was extremly informative (Guide was for our tour, not from there) You need an informed guide for it all to make since. It was cool and pretty flat for those who can't walk a lot. Another one of Herods palaces is... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Masada national park is a Enique place to visit. Suited for one who wants the difficult climb up/down or one who wants to take the cable-car too. :) lots of history, heritage, and amazing view of the dessert and the Dead Sea. Highly recommended

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Address: Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Dead Sea Region  >  Ein Gedi

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