En Gedi Nature Reserve

En Gedi is the biggest oasis in Israel and is one if the most popular tourist and local’s attractions in Israel. It has springs and waterfalls, and flowing brooks at the foot of the cliffs, home to ibexes and rock hyraxes. The nature reserve is located west to the Dead sea near Masada. At the summer the site is very busy, so it’s recommended not to arrive on weekend to the site, and if you decide to go on the weekend go as early as possible

Main Point Of Interest

David Waterfall: an amazing with easy access waterfall, for all the family.

Arugot Stream: A bit more difficult hiking trail. This trail runs along the length of the stream to the hidden waterfall and pools at the head of the stream.

The Oasis Trail: This trail connecting the David Stream, the Arugot Stream, and the En Gedi Antiquities.

Unique Flora and Fauna of En Gedi

En Gedi Nature Reserve is home to some of the most unique and diverse flora and fauna in the Middle East. The park includes over 1,000 species of plants, including tropical palms, as well as more than 200 mammal species, 400 bird species, and several types of reptiles. Species commonly seen include ibex, striped hyenas, mongoose, jackals, foxes, bats and several rare species like Palestine mountain gazelle. Visitors can also spot lively songbirds at springtime during their migration journey.

Advantages of Visiting En Gedi

Visiting En Gedi Nature Reserve is one of the most rewarding and unforgettable experiences ever. Apart from being able to witness species which are only found in a few places around the world, you can also enjoy activities such as kayaking, exploring an ancient synagogue and relaxing by the picturesque Dead Sea. Exploring this magical gem allows visitors to get back to nature and discover its hidden components, whilst connecting with both old and new cultures in this unique region of Israel.

Hiking Trails in the Reserve

If you plan on exploring En Gedi Nature Reserve, be sure to take advantage of the many hiking trails throughout the area. The predominant trails are near Ein Gedi springs and offer great views of the surrounding areas. Hiking around the reserve is a great way to discover part of its beauty and richness in flora and fauna, because as you go deeper into the reserve, it’s easy to find out more about the local ecology. Whether it’s a short 30 minute walk or an all-day hike, there is something for everyone who wishes to explore this spectacular natural gem!

Relaxing and Refreshing Activities

As you explore the reserve, make sure to take some time to engage in activities such refresh and relax. The Dead Sea offers visitors a chance to soak in the healing waters and is a great place for swimming and kayaking. Additionally, visitors can book a hot-air balloon ride above the En Gedi nature reserve to take in the beautiful they can find views of the nature reserve from up high. For those who would like to stay on foot, walking trails filled with unusual plants and colorful birds offer plenty of opportunities to admire natural beauty at its finest!

En Gedi Nature Reserve

Opening Hours:

Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday and holiday eves: 8 AM - 4 PM
Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday and holiday eves: 8 AM - 3 PM

Entrance Fee:

Adult: 28.00 NIS
Child: 14.00 NIS

Contact Information:

Phone: 08-6584285
Email: eingedi@npa.org.il 

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En Gedi Nature Reserve

Opening Hours:

Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday and holiday eves: 8 AM - 4 PM
Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday and holiday eves: 8 AM - 3 PM

Entrance Fee:

Adult: 28.00 NIS
Child: 14.00 NIS

Contact Information:

Phone: 08-6584285
Email: eingedi@npa.org.il 

Site Features:

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