Ein Gedi Reserve

The oasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea combines a wild, natural setting, history and archaeology. Nakhal David and Nakhal Arugot flow year-round through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation – a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert.

Wildlife, including ibex and conies, abound on walks through the canyons. This is where David took refuge from King Saul. The inhabitants produced perfume was produced there from the balsam plant; a synagogue with a mysterious mosaic inscription perhaps associated with this valuable product, is one of the park’s attractions.


  • Entry fees to the Nature Reserve (including the synagogue): Adults NIS 27, children NIS 14. Israeli senior citizens receive a 50% discount
  • The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is open between April-September from 8 a.m.-5p.m., and October-March from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Last entrance to the David’s Stream entrance in the summer months is 3 p.m. (from the other entrance, at the Arugot Stream, last entrance is 2 p.m.)
  • Contact the reserve by phone (08) 658-4285



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