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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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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Route 90 | Road 90, Israel
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"dead sea"
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"ancient synagogue"
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"short hike"
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"nice waterfall"
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"hidden waterfall"
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"desert oasis"
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"great hike"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with a group from our church and had no idea that the hike was as strenuous as it was. Beautiful grounds and very historical from the Bible’s perspective. Take plenty of water and go early as it gets very hot while hiking.

Thank Gwen W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a natural gem. there are many hiking paths to choose from "family style" to more advance. don't miss the nahal david and the nahal arugot hikes. try to do it early because of the heat

Thank Marcelo M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While many tourists come here to get a picture in a waterfall, don't miss the spot that many believe is mentioned in the Bible as the spot where King David hid. I would also avoid this place in the summer if you are sensitive to...More

Thank Huvi & Shai R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the fresh water sources found here there is a large variety of plant and animal species specific to the region. There are hiking trails varying in difficulty. However, the unbearable heat and the crowds of tourists can be rather annoying as one cannot...More

Thank SmileyKay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot, dry walk to waterfalls. Quite crowded, so unable to go at own pace. Pretty much had to stay in line. Once in a while, groups would stop to talk and we could scoot by. Definitely go up to last waterfall....prettiest and a lot of...More

Thank Aloha3
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We went after a early morning hike to Masada. It wasn't too crowded, at that time, though the tour buses were pulling in as we were leaving. There are lots of hikes ranging in length and difficulty.

Thank elebau
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I visited this park 9 years ago and there was an amazing water spring pool we could actually swim in. Beautiful crystal clear and cold water. While visiting this week, the spring seems to have dried up and is barely a puddle for your legs....More

Thank TravelingLamas91717
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

To see the type of wilderness where David hid from Saul is amazing. He had command over his destiny yet he refused to take the life of Saul. To prove his loyalty he went to Saul’s tent and cut a corner off his Robe. We...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I've been here three times now and the trek never ceases to be enjoyable. The first time we ventured down the shortest path that only took us part way to David's Waterfall. The second time we ventured to David's Waterfall and just slightly past. This...More

Thank SarahM1187
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Ein Gedi is one of the places where David hid from King Saul. It is a nice place to visit even if you just take the short walk to the first waterfall, you might see some animals along the way. We saw some cute little...More

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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.
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14 April 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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