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Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

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Ein Gedi National Park - a true Oasis in the Desert!!

We came for the swim under the waterfall and for relief from the relentless heat!! (And we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynda U
Beerwah, Australia
Probably the only Live - In Botanical Garden in the world

Totally unique place where you can wonder around a living village in midst of sub tropical forest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aalborg, Denmark
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ein Gedi 86980, Israel
+972 53-710-6206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the swim under the waterfall and for relief from the relentless heat!! (And we were there in September so not even SUMMER!) A short walk up to the first lot of rock pools and very refreshing waterfall - there were lots of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally unique place where you can wonder around a living village in midst of sub tropical forest. Never seen such a collection of exotic plants in one place. Living forest with emphasis on lebens raum for the plants. Must have been a herculean task transporting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around on an organised tour and learnt a lot about the plants and Kibbutz history. Would love to see some of the scrubs and trees in full bloom.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the first entrance from Jerusalem by car in about 1 1/2 hours. There was a snack bar open so we had a sufficient bite at not too bad a price. We went to pay to enter - about $19 US (57 shekels)for...More

Thank dsir
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Ein Gedi has it all...animals, springs and history. We were luck enough to see several ibexes as well as some interesting birds. From the trail you can see the caves where David and Saul chased each other.

Thank lezahg
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Went in August with temperatures at 44°. Beautiful place with cafe, shops and toilets before you enter. Cost approximately £20 For 4 of us for a full day out. You're not allowed to eat in Ein Gedi park which was rather irritating as we wanted...More

Thank Michelle147147
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is our third visit to Ein Gedi but the first with our grandchildren. We took the easy path that led to the waterfalls. It was a beautiful and hot day so the waterfalls were a welcome rest area. The kids loved it. They just...More

1  Thank linda z
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The garden is far from being beautiful Taking money for evert little thing.the people in the garden are not so nice.i felt like awalking dollar :(((

Thank KfirT8
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We felt like we were in a tropical paradise. All the flowers/plants were planted in such a way that we felt we were walking into a painting.

1  Thank sharone224
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This place is off the beaten track. As a licensed tour guide, I bring guests here all the time. Also, because I lived in Kibbutz Ein Gedi for over 25 years. It is true, I am partial to this beautiful place. The Botanical gardens are...More

2  Thank Brian D
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1 October 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Not the same. They are about 4 miles separated. You could walk and there are buses but I have no idea the bus schedule.
David K
19 September 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
Yes David, There is a very nice and not in-expensive hotel in Ein Gedi. You need to call to make reservations, as they do not take volunteers anymore. The number is 972-8-6594222.
Danny S
11 April 2018|
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Response from Judithneisse | Reviewed this property |
Yes museums and parks are open on Shoa Day