My husband and I are planning a one night stay in the Dead Sea region. We would like Jerusalem on Fri. Sept. 5 and stay the night at the Masada Youth Hostel. We would then hike in the morning and leave on Sat. to catch our plane at midnight out of Tel Aviv.
1) What are our options for transportation? I assume there are no buses running on Shabbat...we may be able to get to Masada on Friday, but not back to Tel Aviv on Saturday...(also it looked like Ein Gedi kibbutz does not accept guests on Shabbat)
2) How easy is it to travel to the sea to float and stay at the hostel? Or will we need to rent a car?
3) I assume that many people hike Masada on Sat. morning...but just want to make sure...