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En Gedi Nature Reserve

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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
+972 8-658-4285
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9-Hour Masada Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem
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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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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant visit to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. It was a hot day and we got there just before last admittance at 4pm. Nice walk up to the pools and waterfalls. Nice but not spectacular (like Qumran, Masada or the Dead Sea)....More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed August 26, 2017

It's quite an experience for me to see oasis for the first time. Though most parts are still desert, you see a thin emerald following the stream, coming down from David waterfall. Wildlife is abundant here. It's kinda difficult to recognize the trails, especially the...More

Thank Mo C
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Stunning walk through rocky desert. We were with two kids and day was veey hot early in the afternoon so we decided to take the short walk. Amazing views and refreshing water. Dont forget to take lot of water with. Cafe at the entrance and...More

Thank Dan_Alpern
Reviewed August 5, 2017

This resort had a lot of building works going on while l was visiting. However l found the resort to have nice beaches and l felt safe here. I would recommend bringing your own drink and food here, this place was a bit expensive!!

Thank mowden
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We spent a quick 2 hours hiking the trails here, with a few dips into the water. Quite beautiful and a great place to be on a summer day. Wear a bathing suit, there are swimming spots.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed July 12, 2017

After being in the desert, hiking up to Cave 1 in Qumran, walking down the Snake Path at Masada, it was a nice change to actually be in the cooler, lush surroundings of En Gedi. There are several levels of falls so don't stop at...More

Thank tnforus4
Reviewed July 6, 2017

A truly magical place to visit, walk, get really wet, marvel in so much beauty and life where you simply didn’t expect to find it. A lush twin sister to the twisted natural monstrosity of the nearby Dead Sea. Right smack in the middle of...More

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This was way cool, a waterfall coming out of the rocks you could stand under. This is the area where David hid in the caves running from Saul. Wear your suit

Thank Joni H
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We only went on the David Falls trail but it was very scenic and refreshing to see so much water cascading at various levels of the upward trail. It has a cooling effect after the dry hot conditions around you. We saw mountain goats and...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Beautiful! We got to Wadi David entrance around 9am and there were lots of ibex and hyrax right by the path not afraid of people. My husband and I are pretty fit and it took a little over an hour to get to Dodimi's cave...More

Thank christy1030
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Scott S
September 27, 2017|
Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Jerusalem. This area is near the Dead Sea and is usually visited before or after visiting the Dead Sea. Worth the stop.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from kayak62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did it. You need a rented car, so you can move freely without waiting for buses timetables. Early morning to Masada (so the heat is not too much while walking up the Snake Path), then early afternoon at Ein Gedi... More
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Response from Dreemer38 |
Thanks so much! We were actually there on Wednesday we had a fabulous time.