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Travel Guide of Masada in Israel by Influencers

Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the northern Jordan Valley near the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 360. Although stll called a kibbutz, it has privatised itself in 2006.

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What you will see and do in Masada:

  ️🏜️ Canyon     🏰 Historic site     ⛰️ Mountain     🌲 Plain     🌲 Ecoregion     ️🏜️ Desert  

Travel Tips for visiting Masada

Masada, which means fortress, is a site consisting of several palaces and ancient fortifications perched on a limestone base at 1300 feet (400 meters) of altitude, located in Israel atop an isolated mountain on the eastern slope of the Judean desert. Masada is located 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Jerusalem along the Dead Sea in a southern direction. It is also an archaeological site of great importance. This national park is under the administration of UNESCO, which will include it in the heritage of humanity. The fortress of Masada is part of the Masada National Park, and as such is a protected area. There is nothing like visiting a real gem of Herodian architecture. The remains of Herod's palace are exceptional and perfectly intact examples of this type of architecture, the most beautiful and complete in the Roman world. Visit Masada and the Dead Sea on a full-day excursion from Tel Aviv, ride the cable car to the top of the mountain for a guided tour of the 2,000-year-old ruins, then continue to the Dead Sea to swim in its unique salt-rich waters. There, you will enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich mud and the salty-water. For the most courageous, you can very well go to the top on foot by taking the Snake Path, which is free, the effort will be worth it, and you will admire the view. ​​To sleep near the site, there is The Masada West Campsite nearby, which will allow you to wake up with a breathtaking view on the mountain and see the sunrise over the Dead Sea. ​​This place is full of history, if you visit with a guide, he will tell you all the stories around the construction of this place and the events that happened there. But of course it remains an impressive geological and architectural beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Masada

How can we access Masada summit? How long does it take to access Masada fortress?

The fastest and easiest way to reach the fortress is by cable car, it takes about 5 minutes
There are four routes you can take to reach the top: The most popular is the Snake Path. The path is 1150 feet (350 meters) long, it starts at the Dead Sea. It takes about an hour to 90 minutes, while the descent takes only 30 to 45 minutes. The Roman path is a ramp that was built by the Roman Empire. Considered the easiest hike to the top, the path is only 50 meters long. The longest and most challenging hiking trails to follow on Masada are the Elazer Path and the Runner Path.

The best option to get to Masada from Jerusalem is to take the bus, it takes about 1h30.

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  21.8 km (13.5 miles) away from Masada

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  28.1 km (17.5 miles) away from Masada

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  51.1 km (31.7 miles) away from Masada

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  64.5 km (40.1 miles) away from Masada

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  64.8 km (40.2 miles) away from Masada

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Masada National Park

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