Ein Gedi Nature Reserve:
Route 90, Judean Desert

by | Sep 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Ein Gedi Nature is located practically across the Dead Sea. There are many different hikes crisscrossing the14,350 dunams of land, with beautiful waterfalls that are popular swimming spots in the summer. There are four natural springs found in Ein Gedi. The Ein Gedi water is a popular brand of spring water sold all over Israel.

I visited Ein Gedi twice and each time I went on a different hike. The one I enjoyed the most was the hike to the upper section of Wadi David. This hike included the tall David Waterfall, Shulamit’s Spring, the intriguing Dodim’s Cave that you need to descend with a ladder, and the Ein Gedi Spring. There were magnificent views along the way of the surrounding mountains, the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi oasis, and the desert plateau.

It is very common to spot Ibex on the mountains. In addition to the Ibex we spotted some cute Rock Hyrex. There are many other animals and vegetation,   including some rare plants, that are visible while visiting.

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Posted: September 14, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


Along Road 90 (Dead Sea), approx. 1 km north of Kibbutz En Gedi.

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Average Time Spent at this Location:  An hour and a half – full day


Adult – NIS 28, child – NIS 14

Group (over 30): Adult -NIS 23, child – NIS 13

Student- NIS 24

Approximate Distance from:   

Jerusalem: 1 hour

Tel Aviv: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Tiberias: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Website: http://www.parks.org.il/sites/English/ParksAndReserves/engedi/Pages/default.aspx

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