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En Gedi Nature Reserve

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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
+972 8-658-4285
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9-Hour Masada Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
+972 8-658-4285
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On our way back to Tel Avis we stopped here. It was a nice walk seeing nature. The mountains and waterfalls. We even saw some animals.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a big resting area in front of the entrance. The site closes early in the afternoon so be sure to ente rbefore 3PM.

Thank Stijn-ALY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an oasis in the desert, and a nice contrast to the surroundings, some little waterfalls, a stream, and some animals, however nothing particularly special. Not worth the 28 ILS entry.

Thank Steve_M_88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on reviews our expectations were probably too high... I mean, it’s an oasis in a desert. Nice and refreshing for sure to see some lush greenish colors, but somehow didn’t convince us. We started quite early in Wadi David, via: - David’s waterfall -...More

1  Thank HolgadieWaldfee
Reviewed 10 December 2017

One of the greatest places in the israeli dessert. Animals, waterfalls, amazing view and breathtaking history. In the summer it’s a little hot but that’s why you can enter to the pools and get refreshed!

Thank Rami R
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went there around 13.30 on a Friday (if you are new to israeli culture, Friday and Saturday are holidays). We knew they would probably close earlier than usual, so we deliberatelyi asked about it at the entrance. It was 2pm, and they told us...More

1  Thank roxanapuris
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was one of the high points on our recent tour to Israel. We had read plenty about it in the Bible, since it was one of the places David and his men hid from King Saul, so to "be there" and see it for...More

Thank LAS L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

There are a few waterfalls along the path. They're all nice... but they're only stops on the way to the grand finale. You'll know it when you see it. The hike is moderate but not long. Also you get to go through a cool natural...More

1  Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our trip to Jerusalem, Masada & En Gedi was soured by Jerusalem Tours on Yafo Street, close to the Old city in Jerusalem. My wife & I wanted to go on a tour that did not have the numbers to run, a Masada & En...More

Thank Warren T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Ein Gedi is one of the places where David hid from King Saul. And you can understand why! The rough terrain and the numerous caves would make tracking down anyone difficult--especially on the higher ranges. But David also chose this place for its waterfalls and...More

1  Thank Lancealot13
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Scott S
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.
14 April 2017|
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Response from kayak62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did it. You need a rented car, so you can move freely without waiting for buses timetables. Early morning to Masada (so the heat is not too much while walking up the Snake Path), then early afternoon at Ein Gedi... More
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Dreemer38 |
Thanks so much! We were actually there on Wednesday we had a fabulous time.