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En Gedi Nature Reserve

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En Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and...

En Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and flowing brooks at the foot of the cliffs, home to ibexes and rock hyraxes.

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I took just one short trail to David's Waterfall and it was pleasant and easy...some trails are more difficult and much longer... It is true school groups could be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took just one short trail to David's Waterfall and it was pleasant and easy...some trails are more difficult and much longer... It is true school groups could be disturbing...I was sitting by one of the pools all by myself and one of those groups of little boys arrived...it is popular place... Music is forbidden and still some use it... More 

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Great Nature and walk, even if the waterfall and so on look like artificial... i mean i see pipes... so basically it's a nice nature in the middle of Desert. it's nice, but it is not stunning...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We loved this place. First, a spring coming right from the desert rock and multiple waterfalls from above was a beautiful site. Then the Ibex deer all over in the afternoon and they came up and took branches of leaves from our children's hands. A larger group scared them away (not far) but quiet, still and patient offerings were appreciated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We hiked Nahal Arugot until the hidden waterfall in mid December. You have a choice between a 100% dry hike or a mixed hike - partly on the stream and partly on a dry trail. We chose the mixed trail - the water hardly reaches your ankles and the wet sections are flatter and easier to manage. The hike is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

What a wonderful place to spend time with nature. The wildlife, the series of waterfalls were a lovely way to spend some time. I went after climbing Masada early morning. The walk through is a shutterbugs dream. The waterfalls and cliff caves offer many opportunities for pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

You get to see small deers close up You have magnificent scenery in the area It is a great place to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

On our way into this park we were lucky enough to see some wild goats (ibex) which were oringally mentioned in the Bible. En Gedi is made up of a Jewish settlement from the late Roman period. This site if part of the En Gedi desert. We walked on a street dating back to the late Roman period, past a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Climbed from one waterfall to another in the footsteps of Saul in his pursuit of David. Teeming with herds of the Ibex and tree climbing Rock Badger. Not to be missed overlooking the Dead Sea

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

After driving through the Judean desert, this is a very unique space. The spring waters through here has created a little pocket, its own eco system. It's been a water source and a shelter for humans living in the region for thousands of years. I didn't walk the full extent of the hiking trails. I wasn't sure I would have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

A wonderful nature preserve. As we walked in past the pay station we found Rock Hyrax in the trees nibbling on the leaves, off to the left we saw two Ibexes across the plain. There is a path that is suitable for wheelchairs to get to the viewing area of the lower falls. The David falls have a steep path... More 

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