Masada is a mountain fortress located on the shores of the Dead Sea. Truly in the wilderness, this fortress was originally built by Herod the Great, but is most famous as the last stand of Jewish patriots fighting Roman rule in 73 A.D. The view from the top of Masada is unlike anything you’ve experienced. From the mountaintop perch, you can see the outlines of the Roman camps on the desert floor below, the white shores and blue water of the Dead Sea, and the plains of Moab beyond.
Depending on the desires of your group, there are two options to get to the top of Masada. The first is to take a cable car, a short and enjoyable ride. The more adventurous are able to hike to the top while enjoying the views of the Dead Sea.