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Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt)

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Address: East from Almon (Anatot) | Road 437, Kfar Adumim, Mate Binyamin Regional Council, Palestinian Territories
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+972 2-571-5859
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The desert scenery, abundance of water and varied vegetation create this...

The desert scenery, abundance of water and varied vegetation create this unique oasis – the Ein Prat Nature Reserve. You will also find monasteries and archaeological findings – remnants of human activity in different periods.

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Bayt ul-Maqdis 2016

Amazing natural beauty, from rough barren mountains come crystal clear water streams, exceptional area to do mountain climbing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing natural beauty, from rough barren mountains come crystal clear water streams, exceptional area to do mountain climbing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking there was not easy, it was around 14km walking in rocks and water, climbing hills, with a weather that started cold and cloudy, even raining lightly, and ended with a sun in blue sky, but it totally worth it! Be sure that you bring comfortable clothes, fruits, sandwiches or cereal bars to eat during the walk and your camera.... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice trail between and in the hills/ mountains. kids loved it. there is water, there are rocks and stones. in the water is fish. there is a nice trail to farad monastery. I have called them several times, but nobody answered and it was closed on a weekday in march. there are nice caves on the trails. recommended

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing view of the wilderness! However do be careful of the bedouins who are nomads. They will try to sell you different accessories ranging from scarf, belts and bangles. The children could be quite pushy as tourists are their only source of income. This place is where Jesus describe the parable of the good Samaritan. It also gives... More 

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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wadi Quelt is a great place for hiking. If you are foreigner and love arabic culture, then a great start point is Jericho, AubergInn highly recommended. I entered Jericho with rental car without any problem - currently (spring 2017) about 50% of cars in Jericho have Israel number plate. AubergInn has a closed parking lot, you feel absolutely sure there.... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you to hike this is your place. Be aware when coming on warm days to drink planty. Also plan ahead where to start and finish the hike since it ta a very long trail.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The 2-day hike to St. George Monastery with a night at the camp was the highlight of our trip. If you are ready to jump, climb and crouch, be sure to bring sunscreen and a good amount of water. You might also want to bring a swimsuit and flip-flops. The sandals will be of help when you need to cross... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Wadi Qelt is a spectacular Valley that descends all the way from Jerusalem to Jericho, the full length of which, can be hiked if you are fit and have a full day to spare. A turning from the main Jerusalem highway takes you down to a number of viewpoints overlooking the Wadi and the surrounding desert and the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

very beautiful Monastery in the desert peaceful and a good place to recommend. i visited the place with a group of friends, its our religious belief during holy week to visit churches such as monasteries for sacrificed....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful drive - although some of the curves can be a little unsettling. We drove to the Monastery, hiked down and then up past the Roman aqueduct. Great hike.

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