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visiting Masada

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visiting Masada

Are any parts of Masada closed during Passover?

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1. Re: visiting Masada

No, all national parks are open as usual except they will close early on the eve of the holidays (like a Friday). They will be very busy however.

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2. Re: visiting Masada

No - the entire park will be open - and also no doubt, very crowded as it is a very popular venue for both tourists and Israelis.

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Bring of water with you. You need to drink when you are touring, even if you don't think it is hot. The wind and sun are stronger than you think. When it is very busy, the water tanks up top do empty and there is no place to buy water up top. Bring up a litre of water with you per person.

Have a wonderful visit, Masada is truly an amazing place.

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Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. We will be flying in Tel Aviv. Should we rent a car or take a taxi to Masada?

Edited: 24 February 2013, 16:16
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5. Re: visiting Masada

Definitely rent a car. This way you would have flexibility afterwards - going to the Dead Sea beach or getting to your hotel.

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Are you going straight from the airport to Masada? You can, of course, but that's a bit unusual.

If you plan on spending any time in the city of Tel Aviv itself, I would do that at the outset of the trip -- and do not rent a car to drive to Tel Aviv. It's an easy cab or train ride from the airport, and Tel Aviv is a bear to drive or park in. Then rent a car if you are going north, stop at Masada and the Dead Sea with your car on the way south, and end your trip in Jerusalem, dropping the rental car off on arrival -- as Jerusalem is even harder to drive and park in than Tel Aviv.

That order seems to work best and saves money.

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I agree that it is not smart to go from the airport to Masada. Between jet lag and the normal small amount of dehydration that takes place on a plane--you should be in a city to start. Although some suggest starting in Tel Aviv, depending upon the length of your trip and what you want to do and see there is no reason not to start in Jerusalem. There are some hotels in Jerusalem with parking lots. Depending upon what else you want to do you should rent a car at the airport or a few days later. If you post an itinerary, or list of what you want to see, we will help you arrange it in a logical order

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