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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 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 4 days ago

We enjoyed the oasis and all the waterfalls. walked up a rocky path and even stood under the biggest falls

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bjaneglas
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is another amazing hiking expeditions that you can experience on your trip to Israel. En Gedi is located in the Judean Wilderness on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. It is located about an hour outside of Jerusalem. En Gedi is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tphybridtx
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was very blessed to visit this place in October 2018 on my fifth trip to Israel. The sight is breathtaking. I took a footbath near the waterfall, I spotted a few antelopes ( one was even resting behind a tree). I visited a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isabelle E
Reviewed 7 November 2018

En Gedi is very special and you can almost feel the presence of young King David as you look at the caves and waterfalls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank O3940XNjohns
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This nature reserve, as it now is, offers a real opportunity to make sense of David and Sauls story with the caves and the sense of wilderness around. The water falls are great as is the wild life.Take your bibles with you and read the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 28 October 2018

At every sight we went to , it continued to bring the Bible and Scripture alive. Seeing En Geddi brought the David and Saul story into perspective. This is a very neat area to hike up into the canyon at. If you go, at least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jaymoorescmo
Reviewed 24 October 2018

During a trip to Israel, we visited the Dead Sea area and visited the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. During our time at Ein Gedi, we did a short one hour hike to the King David Falls. We enjoyed the beauty of the falls. The Nature...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank rfknauer103
Reviewed 23 October 2018

There are many springs, waterfalls, and look out points. There are rare plants in the nature reserve too. We went early morning and saw many Ibex. Even saw a rock hyrax. Such a beautiful reserve. A must do if you have the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peachkoblerpie
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We visited the Nature Reserve and went to the cave where David hid from King Saul. Along the way we saw wild Ibex and Hyraxes. Have comfortable walking shoes and water to hydrate yourself. It was quite warm, even in April

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank miss_jl
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went for a morning walk in this preserve. This is a good idea of you want to see wildlife. We saw many of the Rock Hyraxes near the thatched entrance. We also saw three groupings of Ibexes along our walk to the small water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 June 2018|
Response from Stephen P |
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27 September 2017|
Response from WayneAZ | 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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Response from CyberSecureDave | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Of you have a rental car you can certainly hike to the Ein Gedi Falls, and scale Masada by Cable Car in 1 Day as well as visit the Dead Sea Resort. We did all 3 in 1 day last month although the Waterfall Hike is not... More