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Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

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Address: Route 90 (Dead Sea Road), Israel
Phone Number: (07) 658-4285
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 6,250-acre park is filled with marked hiking routes and more...
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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History & nature combined

En Gedi is both a lovely, natural valley for a fairly easy stroll (though not for wheeled visitors after the 1st waterfall) & also an important historical site. It is where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

En Gedi is both a lovely, natural valley for a fairly easy stroll (though not for wheeled visitors after the 1st waterfall) & also an important historical site. It is where David hid, being pursued by a jealous King Saul. Saul – using the cave to relieve himself – failed to notice David cutting off a piece of his robe... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

the park offers several trails and attractions for all hikers - from 1 hour to a whole day, for those who are in good shape and like to climb i highly recommend the hike from the park thru the trails that gets you to David spring , from there to Zafit trail, and from there to peak of Mount Yishai... More 

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Jabrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The basic walk is only 1 hour round trip and is totally worth it. There is s series of waterfalls up the canyon & the difference from the surrounding landscape is striking. The walk is a combination of rock stairs, dusty paths and river beds.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A nice, short walk full of desert animals. There are a few beautiful waterfalls and some excellent scenery. The whole walk is paved, railed, and very safe. The walk was shorter that I'd have liked, but it would have been plenty for a family with small kids.

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We loved stopping here. It was one of the most beautiful areas you could ever wish to tour. Beautiful plants, animals and water. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you like beautiful views, waterfalls, interesting history, and light hiking then this is the place for you. Amazing!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The area surrounding Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is rocky desert.The Nature Reserve is along a wadi,a creek valley,from which all the surrounding area fills with life. Must have are water and head cover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful waterfalls with an easy access walk on a path to the first and along path to the second and larger waterfall. Be prepared to see lots of wildlife including the most beautiful Ibexes. Also, no entrance past 3 pm and a guide will ask you to leave by 4 or 5 so plan your timing accordingly. Follow directions on... More 

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Reine, HaTzafon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

its a very nice place to walk with the kids and to see the small waterfalls and some of the wild animals in that area. for those who love the desert, it is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

EIn Gedi National Park offers moderate climbing, numerous great waterfalls, a chance to see some unusual wildlife, and overall is a paradise in the middle of the desert. Fun for the whole family. Bring lots of water.

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