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En Gedi Nature Reserve

#2 of 24 things to do in Dead Sea Region Features Animals
| 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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Road 90, Israel
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Just finished Masada in July 2016 and it was SO hot outside. When our guide mentioned a short hike to a waterfall - a true oasis in the desert, we were game to try it. We only hiked 3-4 min to the small waterfall, but...More

Thank lqs
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We joined Abraham Tours and came as part of a visit to Masada and the Dead Sea. Entrance is 25 ILS and we spent about 1 hour inside, mostly sitting in the shade. We came around 11 am and it was very hot with little...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 20 August 2016

It is like you are in the fairy tale! We went to Masada and Ein Gedi all in one day, so we were exhausted. You need good walking shoes, sun hat and sun cream,drinking water and good walking skills to visit Ein Gedi, but it...More

Thank Ceki0308
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

What a place. It's like something from a story book. You climb up the arid mountain path through a series of waterfalls. Stand in them and be drenched by cool, clear, crystal water. Be prepared for a bit of a hike. It's hot and hard...More

Thank wageouris
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It is a number of dry walking trails connecting two waterfalls (that are worth the visit, see separate rating : 5 stars no doubt), but like at many places, the price to get in is insane. The little shop at the entrance though is quite...More

Thank Fabian K
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

First we saw a little waterfalls, they are cute. But at the end you will see the big one, which is really amazing. Highly recommend to visit it early morning - not so hot and not a lot of people. Cost for entrance is not...More

Thank Alina M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

En Gedi natural springs and caves is the location 3000 years ago where David cut Saul's robe instead of killing him as recorded in 1 Samuel 24.

Thank BigAl-China
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The beauty of this place is overwhelming... natural grottos, hidden oases of turquoise water (wear a swimsuit!), waterfalls tucked behind great palms and blossoming trees, ancient caves, panoramic views. You feel as though you've stumbled into the Garden of Eden, seriously. I can't think of...More

Thank landerwust
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is a great nature hike. Though it was hot, it was very refreshing to be able to cool off in little waterfalls. The hike was very do-able for kids. As with any outing in the middle East in summer, bring lots of water, sunscreen...More

Thank Familytravel12
Reviewed 23 July 2016

WIthout repeating all that my fellow reviewers have said, I will simply add that this nature reserve is not to be missed for it's raw beauty. Best to avoid between May - September - far too hot. Wear hiking shoes, take plenty of water and...More

Thank Cheryl G
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15 April 2017|
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Response from CoolMontrealFamily | Reviewed this property |
That would be a very packed long day, but I would say yes you can, but depends on the age of your kids and how in depth you want to do Masada? Are you hiking up or taking the cable car?? And depends how long you want to... More
18 August 2016|
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Response from Dreemer38 |
Thanks so much! We were actually there on Wednesday we had a fabulous time.