Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

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Ein Gedi
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Time Out says

A tropical oasis in the Judean Desert featuring stunning waterfalls, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is one of the country’s most popular nature sites.

This nature reserve boasts dramatic scenery, spectacular waterfalls, and a sanctuary for wildlife unique to the area. There are a total of nine different trails which vary in levels of difficulty. Wadi David is the most popular, providing relatively easy access to David’s Waterfall after about an hour’s hike. For a challenge, continue to Ein Gedi Spring, and be prepared for bit of climbing, but nothing too serious. Don’t forget to stop for a dip in the pools along the way, or to take in dramatic views of the Dead Sea below you. The reserve also features numerous archeological sites, including a village from the first century CE.


Head on Route 1 from Jerusalem towards the Dead Sea. Turn onto Route 90 at the Arava Junction for 40 minutes until you come to signs for Ein Gedi on your right.
Dead Sea
NIS 28, NIS 14
Opening hours:
Summer: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-17:00; Fri 08:00-16:00. Winter: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-16:00; Fri 08:00-15:00
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