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En Gedi Nature Reserve

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En Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and flowing brooks at the foot of the cliffs, home to ibexes and rock hyraxes.
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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Best to go in first thing in the morning when it is cool yet. The wild animals are close to the paths also so you can get great pictures.

Thank Harry2985
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like the title says this is an oasis in the middle of nothing . In the scorching heat of over 40 degrees I didn’t want to leave! What an Amazing experience! Bring a swim suit as it is allowed to bathe in the pools and...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

En gedi is a fantastic place in the middle of the desert it’s a green place with waterfalls and little natural Swimming pools. When you go to the Dead Sea or masada you’ll pass trough anyway so make a short break and see how this...More

1  Thank saschastreule
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I really wish that we had a bit more time to visit the Reserve in our tour. But, what we did see was lovely. Beautiful butterflies flirty around as you enter the park, waterfalls, great trails, cute Little Rock hyrax flitting about and beautiful pools...More

1  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I was a little dissaponted from my visit. I did'nt walk all the path (a lot of sun and heat) which it takes a lot of hour. There was a big queue, the ticket was expensive, the waterfall was very small (comparing with what I...More

Thank KonstantiaM2
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful and welcome oasis in the middle of a very hot desert. It's amazing to see the refreshing waterfall and stream with the rich and green vegetation in the middle between the red and brown rocks of the Judean desert. If you're lucky...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Unexpectedly beatuiful place in the middle of the desert. We ware with children 7 and 11. "Climate" like in the jungle. We took one of short trucks to the David's Waterfall that took app 1 hour. We were there in the summer when temperature was...More

1  Thank Jacek S
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This reserve offer a good hike for beginners. Paved walkways make it easier for the elderly too. Please don’t have high expectations for the waterfall..but it does provide a refreshing dip from the scorching summer sun.

1  Thank Teck T
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Went with a group from our church and had no idea that the hike was as strenuous as it was. Beautiful grounds and very historical from the Bible’s perspective. Take plenty of water and go early as it gets very hot while hiking.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

this is a natural gem. there are many hiking paths to choose from "family style" to more advance. don't miss the nahal david and the nahal arugot hikes. try to do it early because of the heat

1  Thank Marcelo M
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21 June 2018|
Response from Stephen P |
29 NIS a person. You're welcome
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27 September 2017|
Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Jerusalem. This area is near the Dead Sea and is usually visited before or after visiting the Dead Sea. Worth the stop.
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Response from CyberSecureDave | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Of you have a rental car you can certainly hike to the Ein Gedi Falls, and scale Masada by Cable Car in 1 Day as well as visit the Dead Sea Resort. We did all 3 in 1 day last month although the Waterfall Hike is not... More