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Ein Gedi Nature Reserve has a great variety of hotels, hostels and B&Bs to chose from. Use Expedia’s search filters and map to help you plan your perfect visit and find accommodation in Jerusalem and Bethlehem to the northwest, or the towns of Arad, Ein Bokek and Neve Zohar to the south.
Ein Gedi is an oasis and nature reserve on the west bank of the Dead Sea and the eastern fringe of the Judean Desert. Protected since 1971, Ein Gedi has two spring-fed streams which provide a sanctuary plant species like acacia, jujube and the Sodom apple, mammals including the Nubian Ibex and the rock hyrax, and hundreds of species of migratory and resident birds. At the nearby Kibbutz Ein Gedi, you can spend time wandering around its zoo, botanical garden and eco-park with new sustainable technologies on display. Ein Gedi is the perfect place to combine a morning’s idyllic hiking with an afternoon’s restorative soak in the Dead Sea.
Ein Gedi looks out over the Dead Sea, one of the world’s natural wonders and the lowest point on Earth below sea level. The Dead Sea is renowned for its high salt content, allowing even timid bathers to float with ease. You can also enjoy the experience of lathering on its mineral-enriched mud, which makes an ideal soothing mud pack. The shoreline is dotted with resorts offering every kind of rejuvenating cream, pack and bath salt, all within an easy drive of Ein Gedi. So slap on the sunscreen and have a float, for nowhere else offers this unique blend of buoyant bobbing and spectacular coastal scenery.
One of the region’s most famous attractions lies within easy reach of Ein Gedi, south along the Dead Sea coast. This is the fortress hill of Masada, where in the first century AD, Jewish rebels held out to the last against their Roman besiegers. The combination of Herod’s Palace, the rebel dwellings and fortifications, and other Byzantine features is a unique experience, made easier for the visitor by air-conditioned facilities and cable-car access. A must see for any visitor to the Holy Land.