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Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt)

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Christian Middle Eastern architecture at its best

In the heart of the Palestinian desert is the Wadi Qelt monastery, a Greek-Orthodox monastery built... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Talal J
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New York City, New York
Nice oasis for all ages.

We went today to the Ein Prat site which is accessed by car through Anatot and then a longish drive... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
123Josh
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The desert scenery, abundance of water and varied vegetation create this unique oasis – the Ein Prat Nature Reserve. You will also find monasteries and archaeological findings – remnants of human activity in different periods.
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East from Almon (Anatot) | Road 437, Kfar Adumim, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

In the heart of the Palestinian desert is the Wadi Qelt monastery, a Greek-Orthodox monastery built on the side of a cliff. Historically used to protect the monks in an era of turmoil, today, there are numerous monasteries like this one that are just a...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We went today to the Ein Prat site which is accessed by car through Anatot and then a longish drive down a newly paved road to the site. No BBQs allowed and much less stray trash than years past. There is a small souvenir store...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

A truly astounding place . Within a 15 minutes drive from Jerusalem you feel like you have travelled to an entirely different ecosystem - a true oasis with plentiful water and shade in the middle of the desert. The scenery is stunning and not to...More

1  Thank SaniJerusalem
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place The place its a bit high about 400 meter That give u a wanderfull sight, on the desert of jouda. Wow view one of kind, u have near by e few very big cheap, supermarket very low price, u can by some...More

Thank dudibinyamin
Reviewed August 17, 2017

A canyon which runs from northern Jerusalem to the Jordan river near Jericho. The inresting part is from Almon village to the city of Jericho.( More than 1 day walk). 60% of the route is in or along fresh water. Clean but not potable. Excellent...More

1  Thank Igal C
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

On a hot Friday in July there's no better place to be than sitting in a cool pool of water in the desert with the fish nibbling your feet. You need to be at Ein Prat. The reserve is clean and well kept and needs...More

1  Thank Dani M
Reviewed June 27, 2017

lovely nature reserve, water. hariton monestry, desert nature. easy for parking.be prepared to walk in rocks. water, but it is refrashing experience!

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

The road to Ein Prat is narrow and twists and turns...in places it seems like it is one way, but it is not, so be cautious of on coming vehicles (to include buses). The drive is beautiful and so is the nature reserve. There are...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Amazing natural beauty, from rough barren mountains come crystal clear water streams, exceptional area to do mountain climbing

Thank EAhmad73
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Hiking there was not easy, it was around 14km walking in rocks and water, climbing hills, with a weather that started cold and cloudy, even raining lightly, and ended with a sun in blue sky, but it totally worth it! Be sure that you bring...More

1  Thank Gustavo F
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from EAhmad73 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a group so i am not sure if there are buses or tour operator we spend few hours while coming back from dead sea.
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from Peppel L | Reviewed this property |
hi Bob, depends on which hike... we did a hike with 3 young kids to the monastrery and back in about 1 hour.
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