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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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Flowers in a desert?

Ein Gedi is a wonderful, weird oasis in an otherwise vast desert at an incredibly low elevation... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brittany_11_10
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Los Angeles, California
Pleasant garden

We went in early November. It is is a very interesting garden with a hotel and a restaurant and a... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
davidandruth111
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London, United Kingdom
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Ein Gedi 86980, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ein Gedi is a wonderful, weird oasis in an otherwise vast desert at an incredibly low elevation. Ended up here on accident, while looking for the entrance to Ein Gedi National Park, and enjoyed touring the grounds (especially since no one seemed to be working...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

We went in early November. It is is a very interesting garden with a hotel and a restaurant and a pool in the grounds

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

An incredible cool green paradise just above the Dead Sea. The heat was tough to take at 40c but this area is blessed with a nearby artesian well that comes right out of the towering cliffs above. Because of the high density of Oxygen ,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We came for the swim under the waterfall and for relief from the relentless heat!! (And we were there in September so not even SUMMER!) A short walk up to the first lot of rock pools and very refreshing waterfall - there were lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Totally unique place where you can wonder around a living village in midst of sub tropical forest. Never seen such a collection of exotic plants in one place. Living forest with emphasis on lebens raum for the plants. Must have been a herculean task transporting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Walked around on an organised tour and learnt a lot about the plants and Kibbutz history. Would love to see some of the scrubs and trees in full bloom.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We got to the first entrance from Jerusalem by car in about 1 1/2 hours. There was a snack bar open so we had a sufficient bite at not too bad a price. We went to pay to enter - about $19 US (57 shekels)for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Ein Gedi has it all...animals, springs and history. We were luck enough to see several ibexes as well as some interesting birds. From the trail you can see the caves where David and Saul chased each other.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Went in August with temperatures at 44°. Beautiful place with cafe, shops and toilets before you enter. Cost approximately £20 For 4 of us for a full day out. You're not allowed to eat in Ein Gedi park which was rather irritating as we wanted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is our third visit to Ein Gedi but the first with our grandchildren. We took the easy path that led to the waterfalls. It was a beautiful and hot day so the waterfalls were a welcome rest area. The kids loved it. They just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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eag7777
1 October 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Not the same. They are about 4 miles separated. You could walk and there are buses but I have no idea the bus schedule.
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J2719HBdavidk
19 September 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Yes David, There is a very nice and not in-expensive hotel in Ein Gedi. You need to call to make reservations, as they do not take volunteers anymore. The number is 972-8-6594222.
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Danny S
11 April 2018|
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Response from Judithneisse | Reviewed this property |
Yes museums and parks are open on Shoa Day
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