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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Route 90 (Dead Sea Road), Israel
(07) 658-4285
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$114*
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Masada and Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Day Trip from...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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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.
Miami Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, the water pools and waterfalls were refreshing during the hot season. When we were there (in the middle of the day) we didn't see many animals though.

Visited August 2014
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“History & nature combined”
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 & who then subsequently affirmed his loyalty.

There are several beautiful waterfalls – after 10 & then after a further 15-20 minutes more strenuous walk. On the way you see hyraxes (desert rodents which will take food from your hand) & the horned ibex.

Toilet facilities are only available at the Visitor Centre/car park. It is certainly worth spending an hour or so here if you are visiting Qumran, the Dead Sea & Masada.

Visited April 2015
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Great for day hikes”
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 - in this amazing hike you will experience water, falls, wildlife, a spring, a canyon and magnificent views from the top of the mountain - overall ~500 meter of elevation.
Make sure you take a hat and plenty of water.

Visited March 2015
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Jabrie
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“Worth it!”
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.

Visited April 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Good place to bring kids”
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.

Visited June 2014
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