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“Spectacular views of the Judean Desert!”

Masada National Park
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Self Guided Sunrise Masada, Ein Gedi Nature...
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Masada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 31°18'44.2n 35°21'53.0e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Right up there with other places like the Grand Canyon and Taj Mahal. We set off at 4:30am to walk up and catch the sunrise (temp was 27deg when we started climbing). It took us 30 min to climb but that was at a very fast pace (we passed many people and were sweaty and panting when we reached the top). We were at the top with plenty of time to spare before sunrise (watched from the east edge, but later realized we could have had just as good a view of the sunrise from the west side, with fewer people around). More spectacular than the sunrise were the views of the desert from the West side. With an early start we had plenty of time to explore the ruins and were back down by 7:30am (it took us about 15 min to get down, again at a fairly fast pace). It was a HOT decent. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a day tour with other traveller, it was a delightful experience. We started around 4, we spent around 1 hr to get to the top totally worth it! We enjoyed the sunrise and fresh air up there. Because it was early in the morning, the weather was really nice not really hot in comparison to the rest of the day! I would totally recommend this place to everyone who’s looking for a quiet place and being away from the city

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views atop King Herod’s fortress of the mountains and hills and the Dead Sea. Amazing what has survived. Go in the cool of the morning as it gets very hot while hiking. Take lots of water and your camera!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Masada takes one back to a most ancient history. Though we may know the basics of the story of Masada and its people, be sure to go with someone who knows the real history of this unusual group, what each of the buildings were used for, how they got water, where the palace stood, can point out the encampments below and more. From there, you can peer across the receding Dead Sea to the Syrian Mountains. It can get very warm here, so bring a hat and water. Wear sunscreen. And, frankly, unless you are Bear Grylls, take the tram to the top...and back down. This will leave more time at the top. Oh yes, pack a bathing suit (and towel) for a Dead Sea experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is truly a place to visit. You can hike up it - and we saw people doing it. Though we were there in June and the temperatures were in the mid to high 90's. So not for us!

Take the cable car. It is crowded (80 people body to body) and hot. There is a bit of a breeze when it starts to move. Best views are at the end away from the mountain. You can look over the whole valley and out to the Dead Sea.

The ruins are lovely and extensive.

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