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Ein Prat Nature Reserve (Wadi Qelt)

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The desert scenery, abundance of water and varied vegetation create this unique oasis – the Ein Prat Nature Reserve. You will also find monasteries and archaeological findings – remnants of human activity in different periods.
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East from Almon (Anatot) | Road 437, Israeli Settlement, Kfar Adumim, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

This review is for a stunning look-out point over Wadi Qelt (See photo). We watched the sunset here and amongst everything else on a 12 day tour of Israel, this was far and away the highlight of the trip. I could not recommend it more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yeesumx
Reviewed 26 July 2018

In the heart of the Palestinian desert is the Wadi Qelt monastery, a Greek-Orthodox monastery built on the side of a cliff. Historically used to protect the monks in an era of turmoil, today, there are numerous monasteries like this one that are just a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TalalJ557
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went today to the Ein Prat site which is accessed by car through Anatot and then a longish drive down a newly paved road to the site. No BBQs allowed and much less stray trash than years past. There is a small souvenir store...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 123Josh
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A truly astounding place . Within a 15 minutes drive from Jerusalem you feel like you have travelled to an entirely different ecosystem - a true oasis with plentiful water and shade in the middle of the desert. The scenery is stunning and not to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank SaniJerusalem
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice place The place its a bit high about 400 meter That give u a wanderfull sight, on the desert of jouda. Wow view one of kind, u have near by e few very big cheap, supermarket very low price, u can by some...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A canyon which runs from northern Jerusalem to the Jordan river near Jericho. The inresting part is from Almon village to the city of Jericho.( More than 1 day walk). 60% of the route is in or along fresh water. Clean but not potable. Excellent...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Igal C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

On a hot Friday in July there's no better place to be than sitting in a cool pool of water in the desert with the fish nibbling your feet. You need to be at Ein Prat. The reserve is clean and well kept and needs...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank B1767WEdanim
Reviewed 27 June 2017

lovely nature reserve, water. hariton monestry, desert nature. easy for parking.be prepared to walk in rocks. water, but it is refrashing experience!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank pninatvered
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The road to Ein Prat is narrow and twists and turns...in places it seems like it is one way, but it is not, so be cautious of on coming vehicles (to include buses). The drive is beautiful and so is the nature reserve. There are...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Amazing natural beauty, from rough barren mountains come crystal clear water streams, exceptional area to do mountain climbing

Date of experience: November 2016
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25 June 2017|
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Response from EAhmad73 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a group so i am not sure if there are buses or tour operator we spend few hours while coming back from dead sea.
25 April 2017|
Response from peppell2015 | Reviewed this property |
hi Bob, depends on which hike... we did a hike with 3 young kids to the monastrery and back in about 1 hour.
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