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Ein GediIsrael

Explore the beauty of the Dead Sea region and discover a lush desert oasis, friendly kibbutz and range of wellness spas.

The stretch of Dead Sea coast known as Ein Gedi is one of the region’s most visited. The small, pretty Kibbutz Ein Gedi sits at the heart of it, but there is also the impressive Ein Gedi Nature Reserve for hiking. Choose Ein Gedi as your base for exploring the Dead Sea coast and experience the therapeutic waters, abounding nature and historic remains.

The nearby Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is a true desert oasis. Spend a few hours hiking along the stream and into the canyons, where you can try to spot ibex high on the cliffs. In contrast to the barrenness of the desert, lush greenery grows along this vital water source, where high waterfalls are a welcome surprise along the way.

Ein Gedi is also home to an antiquities park, which is located near the entrance to the nature reserve. The park offers a fascinating insight into the Chalcolithic, Persian, Hasmonean, Byzantine and Roman periods. Here you will find the remains of a synagogue, as well as information on King Herod’s role in the region’s history.

Kibbutz Ein Gedi is a small, tight-knit community perched on the hill above the Dead Sea. It offers a selection of health and wellness facilities including the Wellness Centre and Ein Gedi Sea of Spa. The kibbutz is a lovely example of this communal way of living unique to Israel and is a pretty little place to visit. Treat yourself to pampering treatments that use some of the acclaimed Dead Sea salt and mud or wander around the small botanical garden.

Ein Gedi is located approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Jerusalem and 2 hours from Tel Aviv. There are buses that go here from both cities, but do keep in mind that they are quite infrequent. There is a fee to get into Ein Gedi National Park.

Top hotels in Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel
Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel
Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Tamar
The price is £139 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov

Situated in Tamar, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Beach. Ein Gedi Spa is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (306 reviews)
Loved it! Can't wait to come back

"We loved staying here! Will definitely return! We left a different hotel bc of bad condition and this hotel turned everything around for the better even in Covid times ❤️ There were few minor things due to the fact that the hotel just opened, but the staff did their best to fix / make up for it all! ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel
Dead Sea Camping
Dead Sea Camping
The price is £52 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Situated in Tamar, this campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Beach. Ein Gedi National Park and Ein Gedi Spa are also within ...

2.7/5 (6 reviews)

"Sehr schöne und ruhigr Lage oberhslb des Sees, Zufahrt z.B. über das höher gelegene Ein Gedi Hotel. Toiletten, Waschtische und Duschen nicht nach Geschlecht getrennt und auf engem Raum, was wiederholt zu unangehmen Situationen führte. Kein Stromanschluss in den beiden Zelt-Arten. Das Restaurant bietet ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Dead Sea Camping
Hi Ein Gedi Hostel
Hi Ein Gedi Hostel

Situated near the beach, this hostel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Ein Gedi National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Spa. Ahava ...

4.3/5Excellent! (33 reviews)

"Great location, buffet breakfast and dinner were both very good. Room was spacious. It was quite expensive."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Hi Ein Gedi Hostel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Ein Gedi

Dead Sea Camping
Dead Sea Camping
The price is £52 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Situated in Tamar, this campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Ein Gedi Beach. Ein Gedi National Park and Ein Gedi Spa are also within ...

2.7/5 (6 reviews)

"Sehr schöne und ruhigr Lage oberhslb des Sees, Zufahrt z.B. über das höher gelegene Ein Gedi Hotel. Toiletten, Waschtische und Duschen nicht nach Geschlecht getrennt und auf engem Raum, was wiederholt zu unangehmen Situationen führte. Kein Stromanschluss in den beiden Zelt-Arten. Das Restaurant bietet ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Dead Sea Camping
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
The price is £110 per night from 17 Nov to 18 Nov

Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 miles (32 km) of Masada National Park, Glass Art Museum Arad and Neot HaKikar Park. Ein Gedi Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)

"The room was small but well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Sheets and towels were clean and crisp. We were told that a professional service does the cleaning and that they are extremely careful because of the coronovirus. We really appreciated the personal attention that we received from ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2020

Aloni Neve Zohar Dead Sea
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
The price is £66 per night from 11 Nov to 12 Nov

Situated in Tamar, this beach apartment building is within 20 miles (32 km) of Masada National Park, Glass Art Museum Arad and Neot HaKikar Park. Ein Gedi Beach ...

3.2/5 (53 reviews)

"I didn't stay there, this is mistakes for booking. I have no idea why ."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Zimmer Dora Dead Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi National Park
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Ein Gedi National Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Hike in this desert oasis, where an abundance of wildlife and vegetation is supported by a series of streams, pools and waterfalls. 

Ein Gedi Spa
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Ein Gedi Spa

You can take time to visit Ein Gedi Spa during your travels to Ein Gedi. While you're in the area, find time to visit its spas.

Church of the Nativity
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Church of the Nativity

4/5(48 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Bethlehem during your trip to a well-known site such as Church of the Nativity. Amble around this culturally rich area's picturesque gardens or seek out the local tours.

Masada National Park
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Masada National Park

5/5(4 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Masada National Park, a popular green space in Tamar. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Mujib Nature Reserve
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Mujib Nature Reserve

Surrounding a canyon that leads to the Dead Sea, this beautifully located reserve is home to a stunning array of wildlife and many lovely places to swim. 

Amman Beach
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Amman Beach

4.5/5(2 reviews)

With ample chairs, umbrellas and beach facilities, this public beach club offers one of the most affordable ways to access the Dead Sea. 

Top things to do in Ein Gedi

Masada Sunrise Tour & Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem
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Masada Sunrise Tour & Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem

£192
Per adult
Judean Desert Safari Jeep Tour from Tel Aviv
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Judean Desert Safari Jeep Tour from Tel Aviv

£123
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Masada, Dead Sea and Qumran Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Masada, Dead Sea and Qumran Day Trip from Jerusalem

£103
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
From Jerusalem:Qumran ,Bethlehem, Jericho and Dead Sea Tour
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From Jerusalem:Qumran ,Bethlehem, Jericho and Dead Sea Tour

£50
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Masada and the Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem - Small Group
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Masada and the Dead Sea Trip from Jerusalem - Small Group

£102
Per adult
Madaba and Mount Nebo Half-Day Private Tour from the Dead Sea
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Madaba and Mount Nebo Half-Day Private Tour from the Dead Sea

£143
Per adult

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Cities near Ein Gedi

Masada National Park which includes heritage elements and building ruins

Tamar