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    How to go there

    by mindcrime Written Aug 4, 2014

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    Ein Gedi is 80km SE of Jerusalem, 140km SE of Tel Aviv, 20km N of Masada, 32km N of En Bokek. The bus descents from the Judean mountains to the Dead Sea level and then goes along Road 90 that goes down the Israeli coast of the Dead Sea. If you have a seat on the left you will enjoy a beautiful view for most part

    We took bus #421 from Tel Aviv but there’s also #486 bus from Jerusalem, both of them stop on road 90, in front of the Nature Reserve and the Sara Hostel and then continue south to Masada etc

    one way ticket from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi costs 39,50nis (summer 2014)
    one way ticket from Ein Gedi to Masada costs 19nis (summer 2014)

    For most bus inquiries you can consult the Egged company bus schedule here

    If you start early you can stop at the archeological site of Kumran first and then continue to Ein Gedi. The bus made a stop a gas station for coffee break, there were some camels there but you cant use them to continue your trip but only to take some photos :)

    camels bus to Ein Gedi Road 90 in front of the Sara Hostel

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    how to move around

    by mindcrime Written Aug 4, 2014

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    We booked a room at Sara Hostel that is located next to the entrance of the Nature Park. There’s a map at the entrance (pic 2) that shows all the trails. The short trail is easy to do (even for kids) and the first part (pic 3) is accessible to wheelchairs too while then you have to walk uphill through some steps etc (pic 4)

    The ancient synagogue is only 500m away and the local beach just down the road. Next morning we just took the bus to Masada.

    A car is always convenient if you want to check around, visit the spa beach/hotel, the botanical garden etc but we just walked around.

    map of Ein Gedi Nature Reserve main path of the park going up

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    Take Scenic Route 90 to Ein Gedi

    by iblatt Updated Aug 16, 2011

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    The road from Jerusalem to Ein Gedi first descends the 1000m from the Judean Mountains to the Dead Sea level. The last 43 km of the road are on Route 90, along the north-western shore of the Dead Sea.

    This part of the road is especially beautiful. The road meanders along the narrow shore, between the water and the overhanging cliffs of the Judean Desert mountains.
    Most of the road is on the Dead Sea level, but occasionally the road climbs to a higher altitude, offering excellent views of the Dead Sea.

    Along your way you will pass Kibbitz Kalya and its Dead Sea beach, the Qumran archaeological site (home of the Dead Sea sect 2000 years ago, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered), the Einot-Tzukim (Ein-Feshkha) nature reserve of fresh water springs on the Dead Sea, and Mitzpeh-Shalem leading to Nachal Dragot, a serious hiker's paradise.

    My favorite time on this road is towards sunset, with hazy blue and pink colors over the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab, on the far side of the Dead Sea.

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    Tractor-Pulled Train to the Beach

    by iblatt Updated Mar 18, 2011

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    The Ein Gedi Spa used to be very close to the beach, but the Dead Sea level gas receded over the past 25 years, and now it's a 10 minute walk from the spa to the beach.

    The Ein Gedi Spa provides a shuttle service between the spa and the beach, by means of a tractor-pulled train. It's a fun ride!
    The "train" leaves every 15 minutes.

    Tractor-pulled train to the beach, Ein Gedi On the tractor-pulled train to the beach, Ein Gedi
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    That Desert Higway

    by Ekaterinburg Updated Oct 24, 2008

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    You can get to En Gedi the hard way or the easy way. The easy way would probably be to drive down this fabulous desert highway from Jerusalem to Eilat or to take one of the comfortable, air-conditioned Egged buses. The long-distance ( Photo 3)photo of this road was taken from the hills above and the sight of it certainly conjures up adventurous journeys. Even more exciting of course would be to come the long way round as the participants of WorldMeet 2008 did, in a specailly modified off-road vehicle. By the time we reached En Gedi, we'd been bouncing ( literally ) round the Judean Desert for several hours. See second photo for our particular mode of transport. I'd recommend it for spectacular desert landscapes but be prepared for a bruise or two en-route.

    Thehighway from Jerusalem to Eilat The road through the desert Not quite an Egged Bus
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    Bus to En gedi

    by ophiro Written Jun 2, 2005

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    I am not sure about the frequency of the bus to En gedi but still you can try to catch those lines :
    from Tel Aviv 421and it will cost you 53 nis for one way.
    from Jerusalem 421 (the one from Tel Aviv) , 486 and 487 and it will cost you 32 nis for one way.
    from BeerSheba 384 and it will cost you 34 nis for one way.

    Bus near lot hotel

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    The best option to get to the dead sea

    by ophiro Written Jun 2, 2005

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    En gedi is an isolated place - not in the center of Israel.

    The best thing is to drive with a car.

    You can go from 2 ways - Arad and Jerusalem.

    Arad is the best road because the other one is a little bit dangerous (arab villages).

    cars in Wadi Arugot

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    Driving landscape

    by ezaguryk Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    Driving to en gedi it is a great trip, mainly if you take the way to be´er Sheva, masada and then dead sea, the view of the desert and the mountains are very pretty and it is a ease road, has some curves but nothing to worry

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    Travel by bus to Engedi. You...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Travel by bus to Engedi. You can take the bus from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Be prepared for a long drive and for entering areas that are heavily guarded. There is one drink/eat stop.
    If you want to visit places nearby you should have a car, an agreement with a touroperator -best way- or go by bus (they don't drive often here, busses only ride often in big cities).

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