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Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

Address: Route 90 (Dead Sea Road), Israel
Phone Number: (07) 658-4285
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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 6,250-acre park is filled with marked hiking routes and more...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 6,250-acre park is filled with marked hiking routes and more challenging trails leading to the top of the 400-meter-high Ha'etakim Cliff, which spans the entire length of the Dead Sea.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I can write a book about Ein Gedi. but if you all go to Ein Gedi National park make sure to take with you lots of water. but if you crazy like me I drink the water of river, do not forget to take with you a swim cloth. Ibox (wild got) is not really the biggest attraction ! You... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went by bus to Ein Gedi - it took about an hour from Ma'leh Adumim. The weather was slightly cloudy and about 70 - perfect for hiking! We started at the David Waterfall. It is really designed for tourist who want an easy hike. It is beautiful, even in the winter. The area had just gotten a lot of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easy hiking in the desert with flowing water and animals. We had a blast, although it was crowded. Kids splashed in the water, and we saw rock rodents, and wild mountain goats. Amazing time had by all without breaking your back.

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Merrick, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ein Gedi is a nature reserve alongside the Dead Sea in the Judean Desert. It is also close to the ancient site of Masada so if you want to make a 3 part trip along with swimming in the Dead Sea it will save you a lot of time. Ein Gedi is very special because it is the only fresh... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As we visited in late December, we thought it would be quite quiet - quite the opposite! The park was extremely crowded! There is a fee to enter. Note no food allowed in the park (we had actually planned to picnic there so that plan went out the window!) The path is well marked. 15 minutes brings you to a... More 

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BarAm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were a few families, in the south part of the reserve - Arugot stream during Hanukkah holyday. Excellent work of the nature reserve authority! The place is very clean (Israelis, in general, has bad habits of leaving waste around). Winter is the best time to visit - great weather. Go all the way up to the spring - it... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We hiked in the nature reserve on 2 days. One day we did the Nahal David path. The next day we hiked in Nahal Arugot. These trails were well marked. They were not too easy or too difficult, each taking about 3 hours, which included some stops and a refreshing dip under a waterfall. The scenery was beautiful. More difficult... More 

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07081
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We hiked the short trail to David's Falls with 2 kids--7 and 9. It was a perfect thing to do. The weather was temperate and lovely. The home was the perfect difficulty for them and gave us time to explore, take pictures, sit and enjoy the beauty. Highly recommended.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I traveled to Ein Gedi in November (2014) and it must have been the height of the rainy season. Even the locals said it was an unusual amount of rain which they were happy to receive. Ein Gedi is a beautiful oasis in the desert...literally. It's a natural wonder because in the middle of the desert there is an abundance... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

EnGedi was a fun place to visit. You certainly don't expect to find beautiful waterfalls and fresh springs in the middle of the desert. The walk to the first of the falls was complete with the little ibix (spelling?) goats running around. As we came closer to the falls there were some sort of large, rodent like animals that were... More 

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