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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Arad, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For the best views and to beat the heat aim for a sunrise view. We stayed in Arad (20% the cost of staying at Dead Sea) and took the only road into the western side. Note that the drive in from Arad is along a...More

Thank Dman1995
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A magnificent place with a history of 2000 years ago . Here King Herod the Great made his palace with the intention of being a refuge from his enemy Cleopatra. But in addition, it was the place where Zealots and some Essene refugees resisted the...More

Thank Ilzo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. If you ever have the chance to visit, go for it! I've seen pictures before I go, but nothing can prepare you for the amazing view and feeling of this place! Although it was very hot (I visited in the summer), it's easy to...More

Thank Sofia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Masada combines several attractions - the beautiful road trip leading to the site throughout the desert landscape , the Dead Sea scenery and if you’re lucky, you will be spotting camels grazing in their oasis. Before organising your trip, be aware that...More

Thank GenMor2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when in Israel and you have already ticked the boxes for Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Combine it with a visit to the Dead Sea, either at the Northern Kalia Beach or the Southern beach at Ein Bokek. It’s a two hour drive from...More

Thank HKexpat88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great palace, great city, amazing views on the Dead Sea and desert... try the Snake Path in the morning!

Thank Luca G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It was very moving to learn about the Masada history and how it affects today's people of Israel in their loyalty and love for the country

1  Thank Deacon Jorge C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My pastor recommended I visit here when he heard I was coming. He said it was a must-see. He was right! The views are phenomenal! I took a day trip from Tel Aviv. It isn't a long drive and you get stunning views of the...More

1  Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This is a unique kind of place that is definitely worth a visit if you have the time. We combined a visit here with a short visit to Ein Gedi and a stop at the Dead Sea. It was a bit rushed to do all...More

1  Thank bendsy
Reviewed 18 July 2018

There is SO much history here...a place David wrote about in the Psalms, one of Herod's 6 Fortress Palaces AND where the zealots did a brave and valiant act before being taken over by the Romans in the 1st war. There are layers upon layers...More

3  Thank HeatherGR2015
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