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Ein Gedi


Ein Gedi is a true oasis in the middle of the desert, located on the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, at the foot of majestic mountains and cliffs. This place, one of the most exciting in Israel, combines wild and natural beauty, with a primitive backdrop, full of history and archaeology, as well as tourist attractions and spas. Its unique climate and atmosphere make it a destination worthy of an exceptional adventure.

​The historical and archaeological remains of the first inhabitants of Ein Gedi, who discovered the magic of the place more than 5,000 years ago, are intertwined with the history of the Jewish people over the centuries. Ein Gedi served as a refuge for David when he was fleeing from King Saul, and it was also a refuge for rebels escaping from Jerusalem.

Ein Gedi

Internationally recognized as a rehabilitation center, Ein Gedi attracts tourists from all over the world looking to take advantage of the hot springs, minerals, and benefits of mud baths, as well as enjoy the desert climate. The healing waters of the Dead Sea and healthy bromide-filled air complete the revitalizing experience.

Ein Gedi is the ideal place to explore the desert and discover its hidden wonders. Nature reserves, such as Nakhal David and Nakhal Arugot, are home to year-round flowing streams, winding through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation, creating a striking contrast to the surrounding arid environment. If you're lucky, visitors may spot goats and other animals that come to drink in these oases. 

Nearby attractions, such as Einot Tzukim and Ein Bokek, further enrich the experience.

Kibbutz Ein Gedi, established in 1953, sits on a hill with panoramic views. The kibbutz features a botanical garden that showcases plants and trees from around the world. Strolling among the houses at night reveals blooming cacti and baobab trees, along with other unique plants. Visitors can stay at the charming kibbutz hostel, the country school, or camp directly on the shore of the Dead Sea.

To enrich the visit, additional activities in the area are recommended, such as jeep tours and desert safaris, as well as tours of Masada and the Qumran caves. Ein Gedi, with its fusion of history, nature and well-being, offers an unforgettable experience for travelers in search of the extraordinary.

Ein Gedi
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