Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Kibbutz Ein Gedi is located in the Judean Desert and overlooks the Dead Sea. Officially established in 1956, the Kibbutz offers a selection of attractions and a comfortable Guest House that includes a pleasant spa (and a second spa on the shore of the nearby Dead Sea). In the Kibbutz itself you will find a unique botanical garden that grows over 900 species of unique plants and just outside the Kibbutz you can explore the impressive Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. The atmosphere in the kibbutz is very friendly and the location, up on the mountains overlooking the Dead Sea, is breathtaking.
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is a real phenomenon, a true oasis in the heart of a desert which boasts plenty of greenery, beautiful nature trails, springs, streams and an abundance of wildlife. The reserve includes two lovely streams that flow all year round: Nahal Arugot and Nahal David. Visitors can walk the marked trails that lead you by the streams and reach the springs and pools for a more substantial dip. Some parts of the trip take you right through the water, so make sure that everything you’re carrying can get wet. This is a very popular place that can get quite crowded on weekends and holidays (and even during weekdays when the season is right). Make sure you head out early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat of midday.