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“Beautiful Oasis in the middle of the desert”

En Gedi Nature Reserve
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9-Hour Masada Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour from Jerusalem
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 11, 2014

A lovely hike with plenty of wildlife, too small but nice waterfalls. Take plenty of drinking water, sunscreen and a hat are three MUST have items to a great day in this oasis. Do bring your bathing suit be as it is worth standing under the waterfall very refreshing. This oasis is good for all ages from young to old. Well worth the drive from Jerusalem.

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Ein Gedi is a beautiful place with some hiking routes for all types of travellers. The main route is located around the stream with small ponds and waterfalls. The biggest is David 's waterfall. You can also climb higher to the temple ruins, but it is quite exhausting in the hot weather.

Do not forget to take plenty of water with you. It is prohibited to drink water from the stream.

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

A very pretty place with a refreshing waterfall & plentiful wildlife, especially the native ibex. A restorative retreat!

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2014. Ein Gedi is a nature reserve south of Jerusalem near the Dead Sea. We made our way there first thing in the morning to see the animals and Ein Gedi did not dissappoint. There were many Nubian Ibexes both adults and babies. There were also many Rock Hyrax both adults and babies. We also saw many Tangiers. These are black birds with orange wings. There is a great hike to the King David waterfall. There is a very nice botanical garden. Biblically this is where David hid from King Saul in a cave and cut off the corner of the King's cloak when he entered the cave to rest.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Although a bit overrun by large tour groups this is a nice way to spend a couple of hours. There are various choices for hikes, all apparently leading to running water. You can still enter the various pools of water. We went to the Dead Sea for 1 day/overnight and visited this , the Dead Sea and Masada. Be sure to take water, as it is very exposed and Desert hot! They have a store that sells water, snacks, and a place to refill water bottles at no charge.

Thank joel r
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