En Gedi Nature Reserve
En Gedi Nature Reserve
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience En Gedi Nature Reserve

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles617 reviews
Excellent
429
Very good
136
Average
32
Poor
14
Terrible
6

Jarvey C
Hong Kong, China93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
An oasis in the middle of Judaean desert. Looking to cool down after touring around the hot desert this is the place to visit with different waterfalls you can swim and bathe.
Written June 15, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eva A
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful fun activity on a hot day. The walk from the car park is mostly exposed so got very hot, but the pools were lovely and cool, cold even. And shaded. Standing under the waterfall was an alternative massage experience! Plenty of ibex wandering around. No eating in the reserve but the entrance area has picnic tables and a reasonably priced shop/cafe, free water refills and toilets.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul Tour Guide in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Ein Gedi is a nature reserve of stunning beauty, covering a large area and having several routes on its way. At the end of the Nahal David trail, visitors have a stunning view of the David Falls. Water from the Stream of David flows here all year round. In this unique nature reserve, you can meet the rocky hares mentioned in the Bible and Nubian goats in wildlife. This is one of the most beautiful places in the vicinity of the Dead Sea.
Written May 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WanderingJuice
Haringey, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We covered the shortest trail and managed to see almost all of the ברכי נפשי come to life in front of our eyes, with the family of ibex trotting along and the waterfalls gushing with fresh water.
Written February 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Why?
because the walk is not straining, less than 1 hour.
Because this oasis is stunning.
Because of the deer that walk quietly around you.
You don't believe me? Just look at the pictures.
And because if you're lucky to be there not on the weekends or Jewish feast you might just enjoy the silence of the desert, but don't hope too much as this site is almost always crowded.
I was lucky (or actually planned it well enough) as it was at sunset and on a weekday and rather empty.
Written September 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Monty Stoller
Stäfa, Switzerland366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
En Gedi - an oasis in the middle of the desert. This beautiful national park should be part of every Israel trip. An oasis of peace with beautiful hiking routes and a beautiful flora. The waterfalls offer wonderful photo motives, the small water holes invite you to take a bath and the different lookouts offer a wonderful view of the Dead Sea. An absolute must on every Israel trip!
Written April 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

yaykitty
Shreveport, LA113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This area is mostly a nature reserve. It is HOT in the summer, but in February it was rather cool and there were warnings about land slides due to all of the rain.
There are many paths and waterfalls if they allow you to walk deeper into the area. It makes for a pleasant afternoon and if you are lucky you can see the Ibex or goats that roam around.
This is great for hiking, but you need full mobility to handle this area.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lex B
Thornlands, Australia39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
When we went to the Ein Gedi nature Reserve it was a public holiday in Israel and so the research and the waterfalls were very crowded with lots of tourists and families...so it was less than ideal but it is still a very beautiful place. We did the shorter walk which ends up at King David Waterfall. It is a reall pretty walk and not too difficult. If there weather is warm I would definitely recommend taking your swimming costume and a towel with you as the clear water looks very inviting. It was a little cold when we visited. The walk we took doesn’t take very long and so an hour should be enough time to see the main part of the park. If you are lots more energetic than us then you might like to take the longer walk which takes about 4hrs and features lots more climbing up stairs but you will get some amazing views from the top of the mountains. If you are planning on visiting lots of Israeli National Parks then you should purchase one of those Israel National Park Vouchers. You can choose from a 3, 6 or Unlimited package and it is much cheaper than paying for individual entires.
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Philip B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
A really nice nature reserve. The "hike" to the small waterfall is easy accessable with younger children.
We didn't do any other hike.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Steve D
Chesterton, IN323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a great stop on your way down or back to the Dead Sea. It has some wonderful trees and plants. It also has some wonderful waterfalls. It is an oasis in the desert for real. It is the supposed sight of David's flight from King Saul. It is very interesting to hike and see the wildlife and views. Very well maintained.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 415
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

EN GEDI NATURE RESERVE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All Dead Sea Region HotelsDead Sea Region Hotel Deals
All things to do in Dead Sea Region
Amusement Parks in Dead Sea RegionBoat Tours & Water Sports in Dead Sea RegionDay Trips in Dead Sea Region
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars