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Masada National Park

| Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
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31°18'44.2n 35°21'53.0e
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cable car” (628 reviews)
“snake path” (285 reviews)
“walk up” (69 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the top attractions of Israel and I would say not undeserved. The site itself seems mostly renovated, but still impressive. The views are great, especially on the far south site. That being said, the popularity comes with a price and you...More

Thank zuppiat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our trip to Masada was filled with high expectation and it did not disappoint. The history is monumental unto itself. But there are also great views and fascinating archeological relics. The museum was also informative though there is more to enjoy in the actual outside...More

Thank Charl W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if you're interested in classical/Roman/military/Israelite history. Who doesn't feel inspired by a famous last stand that is Masada. Just reading about the siege is good, being here and seeing the giant fortress is really special. Building and holding the fortress is...More

1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Masada NP is located about 11\2 hours south of Jerusalem. It was a mountain top fortress with a unique historical story. From the visitor center at the base of the plateau you can climb one of two trails to the top or opt for the...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour - Set your alarm for 5.30am and hike to to the top for a beautiful sunset. Only takes 40minutes and that’s taking your time and there is a cable car back down for around 7-8 Australian dollars. Fantastic way to spend...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing nothing about the history of Masada, I was overwhelmed by the story of how the Jews held off the Roman army for six months. Without a good guide, the meaning of Masada would have been lost on me. Taking the gondola up to the...More

1  Thank YellowJello00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Masada is an evocative place and to appreciate it at its best try to get there for sunrise. As the cable car doesn't run till 8am best way is to approach from the direction of Arad on the Western side, this gives a 15 minute...More

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be upfront, a little archaeological ruins goes a long way. The ruins are impressive after a short cable car ride (or long hike) to the top of the mountain. The views of the area are spectacular although we did not have a clear day...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the amazing Byzantine and Roman ruins with a tour group ...such an incredibly fascinating experience! Took the funicular versus hiking. Be sure to take your camera, comfortable walking shoes and plenty of water, even if it's a cool day,

Thank 23rita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up snake path for sunrise in late November. Well worth doing. We were running late and so walked as quickly as possible but it still took 30 minutes as it is a steep climb. You soon get hot walking even in late November...More

Thank VerreauxEagleOwl
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Guitardude420
November 28, 2017|
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Response from DiverEarl54 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to take so long to get back to you but I've been in the Philippines for the last two weeks. You just pay the park entrance and walk right outside to the start of the Snake Trail no guide needed ever. Up on top of... More
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November 11, 2017|
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Response from Lancealot13 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free in the garage.
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