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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Masada is a must-see but you need to be prepared. If you intend to climb up to the fortress, know that it's steep and grueling and takes about 45-60 min. to ascend. If you're not... read more

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Masada is a must-see but you need to be prepared. If you intend to climb up to the fortress, know that it's steep and grueling and takes about 45-60 min. to ascend. If you're not in good shape, take the tram. Either way, bring sunscreen! Remember that you are in the desert. We really enjoyed hearing about the history and... More 

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adams, NE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Masada on a tour of Israel. It was a very interesting place. Hike down to the palace, if you are able. It's interesting. I enjoyed the entire park. It was a very hot day, but many in our grouped hiked to the top and then down. I did not! But they all thought that was a great experience,... More 

Thank sherylselivanoff
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a complete chicken and almost didn't take the cable car to the top of Masada. I am glad I grit my teeth and made the journey to the top as this was an experience I will never forget. If you are brave enough to walk the snake trail to the top - more power to you. Whatever was... More 

Thank Tracy S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really an interessting place with an amazing view on the dead sea. the place has very interessting ruins and the old city of massada is a place to visit

Thank Hcaroline_21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the world's hertage site, Masada offers a wonderful piece of history. I would recomend taking a tour guide so you could hear it's amazing story, and only taking the "snake trail" on your way down. Besides it's history, Masada offers a wonderful view of the lowest place on earth - the dead sea. Amazing sunrise and sunset views... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While you are certainly welcome to hike up to the top using the Snake Path, the majority of folk, including yours truly, take the cable car. (I hear the hike takes about 45 minutes, on average.) This enables you to get a sort of preview of the surreal views of the Judean desert, the Dead Sea, and its surroundings. You’ll... More 

Thank NovemberTravels
Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is kinda expensive I would recommend to take a cable car both to go up and come down. The climbing is not that pleasant. The path is full of stones, rocks and pebbles. It is easy to slide and fall down. There are handrails but not throughout the whole path. So it can be kinda dangerous. Once you... More 

Thank Daniele-Donati
Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a tour and heard the story of Masada while walking through the ancient archeological walls of the city and Herod's palace and enjoying the amazing views. You can take the cable car up and down but if weather allows I'd recomment walking the snake path either up or down to get the full experience. The place is a... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was twofold. See Masada and swim in the Dead Sea. Both of which I really enjoyed. The Masada site was both beautiful and informative. My guide was quite helpful and patient with our group. I myself wondered off, and later was found by our guide. Always the explorer I say. If you get the chance watch a recent... More 

Thank Glenn A
Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On this tour, we took the cable car up the side of the mountain to the top. Over there, we got a history lesson on why it was built and how it was destroyed. It was amazing that it even got built in the first place. Herod did an amazing job in the design and building of such an amazing... More 

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