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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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| Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Reviewed yesterday

Masada is located on a mountain that you can ascend to by foot or by cable car. Some of the ruins are still intact from when the castle was originally built. Views on all sides of the mountain are breathtaking. Make sure to bring water...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hiked up the mountain at 5:30am to see the sunrise over the mountains of Jordan at 6:15. Not too difficult, but be prepared to wait in line at the entrance to buy your ticket

Thank Mixora
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Masada site was one of the highlights of our Israel Pilgrimage. The magnificent mountain can be ascended by cable car or the Snake Trail. Once on top of the mountain, one is surprised by the size and complexity of the compound - the ruins...More

Thank yvettedejager
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a self guided tour, took the cable car to the top. Breathtaking views of the dead sea. Audio guide explains this history as you walk among the ruins of the castles built by Herod the Great. Very hot and little shelter when you...More

Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking the Snake trail from the east side of Masada up and back down gives a better perspective of what the people went through to live on this mountain top. Every item needed for daily life had to be packed in, this place had to...More

Thank DiverEarl54
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site as a part of an Israel tour we took last May. This was one of the high points for us. For the sturdy and athletic traveler, there is a long trail that can be taken to reach the top of Masada,...More

Thank LAS L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PSA- Stay hydrated!! I saw a guy pass out cold. It's the desert, it's high altitude, and it's hot. But the story of the last stronghold of Zion, and the preservation of the ruins are stunning. The Roman barracks and the ramp they built. The...More

Thank DCInsider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herod built this fortress near the shore of the Dead Sea on a plateau chosen for its' natural defenses during the Second Temple period. After the destruction of Jerusalem, the last of the rebels scooted off to this fortress. More than 8,000 Roman troops laid...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climbed the snake path to watch the sunrise over the Jordanian mountain and the Dead Sea....a unique experience. Explored the ruins and viewed the mosaics, the architecture and engendering are incredible. Descended via the Roman ramp and the "runners track".....if your able to do so...More

Thank ParaPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this site was a highlight of my trip to Israel. Our guide explained the history as we toured the site. It was fascinating and so thought provoking to think of what these people went through and how they lived on top of this desert...More

Thank georgiaw829
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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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November 11, 2017|
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Response from draws4430 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, parking is free, close to the base station and very convenient.