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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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King David's hiding place - Excellent

This place is where Kind David hid from King Saul. There are many caves and many treks that one could do. Beautiful water falls and some Ibex and hyrax. if you want the explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is where Kind David hid from King Saul. There are many caves and many treks that one could do. Beautiful water falls and some Ibex and hyrax. if you want the explore the full reserve , it would take a minimum of 2 days +. Hydrate your self well if embarking on a trek. one of the must... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ein Gedi Antiquities and Nature Reserve We planned for a round day of visiting the Qumran Caves, this Ein Gedi, Masada and the Dead Sea. With the excessive July heat, we walked to the first waterfall to get a sense of the beauty, flora and even the fauna. Saw families of Ibex, many birds. Peak over toward the right and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Set in the center of a thriving Talmudic-period community, the synagogue was established in the early 3rd century c.e. and renovated in the 5th. Ultimately it was destroyed in 530 c.e. in a wave of persecution during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The community flourished from a very lucrative trade in dates and balsam (commiphora opobalsamum), which it... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, Ein Gedi can offer some of the most amazing one-day hikes possible. Most people make the mistake of walking into Wadi David, and just take a quick crowded tour into the small Wadi. But if you have a couple of hours a trip up to the top of the mountains, and down into Wadi Arugot,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great hiking-beautiful. Was here in the summer. Wear a hat and drink lots of water! There are streams to walk through and feels great to cool off your feet. You can do this with shoes on since it's so hot and dry your shoes will dry very quickly.

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Hilliard,OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just to think that I stood in the same waterfall ( so refreshing! ) that David probably splashed in also . What a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere! It's just unbelievable a true oasis. And literally one of my favorite memories as I was there in 1988. I could not recomend this enough. Saw the Ibecs and hyrax... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This national park is actually huge, so you need to drive between the archaeological site and the hiking trails. The hiking trails vary in difficulty, we only hiked the easy trail which was beautiful. The easy trail goes up the mountainside, along a stream. Some of it is in the hot sun, and some of it is shaded and pleasant.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve consist of 2 main wadis (in Arabic) / nachal (in hebrew) / creek (in English) - Wadi David, the shorter route and Wadi Arugot, the longer one. They are both, and the other paths in between, amazing hikes which I will recommend doing in the morning as it becomes very hot by mid day during spring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful track. Medium difficulty. Not recommended for very young children Drink lots of water, sunscreen pour and enjoy the stunning views

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The kibbutz and its park are open but the public park and beach are currently inaccessible because the street is being worked on. However, you can park in the designated parking area and walk to the beach despite it being closed. Don't expect any services right now, nor help is something goes wrong.

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Address: Route 90 (Dead Sea Road), Israel
Phone Number: (07) 658-4285
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Dead Sea Region

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