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Beautiful place !
It's very hot here.
In a nutshell
An oasis on the desert
There is a marked hikers trails through waterfalls, springs, caves, canyons, and an early Bronze Age temple. Incredible view of bird sanctuaries and wildlife of desert, such as the Nubian ibex.
You will have a choice of hiking along two riverbeds:
The David Spring nature reserve walking tour (1.5-3 km), including a short trek to two waterfalls, can take between one and a half hour to 3 hours. I took about 4 hours to return to the Kabbutz because I decided to deviate from the usual trail and hiked and climbed the adjacent canyon and caves.
The Arugut reserve is adjacent to the David reserve and includes a series of shallow pools perfect for bathing. The 4 km circular hike can take up to four hours. A marked path leads to an impressive waterfall.
Both reserves open seven days a week between 8:00 and 16:00. However if you join a tour group paying your entrance fee before hand or to the tour guide you can have access before sunrise so that you could be up in the hill just as the sun shows up in the dead sea. It is a glorious time.
Equipment: * bathing suit
* drinking water (save your empty bottle since you will have the change to fill from the most pure water in the creek)
* a hat or shal to cover your head from the intense heat
* hiking shoes
* flash light
* small light backpack (you will need to have your hands free)
* a plastic bag to carry your wet clothes
Written Feb 16, 2007
Address: Ein Gedi Nature Reserve