Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

This private tour is perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to get a closer look at Israel’s natural wonders. The tour takes you to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a desert oasis on the shore of the Dead Sea. Hike along the Arugot Stream through lush vegetation and between dramatic rocks. On the surrounding, cliffs see agile ibex and wild goats balancing precari...

Highlights - Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Private Tour

Enjoy the Private Tour for Hikers in the Judean Desert
Admire the natural beauty of the mountain stream between dramatic rocks
See the animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert species
Cool down in the natural pools and stand under the picturesque waterfalls along the way
Visit the Ein Gedi Kibbutz with its excavated 1,500-year-old synagogue

Availability

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English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $956
Up to 6 persons: $1023
Up to 10 persons: $1116
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $760
Up to 6 persons: $827
Up to 10 persons: $920
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $993
Up to 6 persons: $1060
Up to 10 persons: $1153
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $1189
Up to 6 persons: $1256
Up to 10 persons: $1349

What To Expect - Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Private Tour

This exhilarating private tour starts when you are picked up and transported in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Ein Gedi is an oasis in the Judean Desert, on the shore of the Dead Sea. The reserve is famed for its streams and lush vegetation that offer a respite from the harsh desert heat. The oasis attracts animals including the ibex that walk along the narrow cliff ledges that flank the streams. The tour of Ein Gedi is on-foot and lasts about 3 hours following the route of Arugot Stream.

Along the way, there is a chance to stop and swim in the natural pools formed by waterfalls gushing through openings in the surrounding rocks. After the hike, stop at the adjacent Ein Gedi Kibbutz to see an excavated 1,500-year-old synagogue. The main feature of the synagogue remains is a beautiful floor mosaic of geometric shapes. One of the inscriptions on the mosaic alludes to a mysterious secret the community had. The incredible mosaic was discovered by accident in 1965 when the kibbutz was installing water pipes. Among the findings was an ancient scroll of Leviticus. The synagogue is proof that Jewish communities were living in the Judean Desert at the time.

The last stop on this private tour is the kibbutz Botanical Garden. Here local plant species and others brought from around the world can be seen side-by-side. There are exotic plants, endangered plant species, baobab trees, olive trees, pomegranate trees, and fig trees. The gardens include a cactus section, a statue garden, and a palm garden. There are several observation points where you can look out over the gardens and along the Dead Sea shore to Mount Sodom.

Additional Options in the Area:

1. Hike David Stream

2. Visit Masada

3. Tour Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

4. Swim in the Dead Sea

Additional Information - Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Private Tour

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address
  • A fully qualified and licensed private tour guide
  • Transport by a new air-conditioned private car

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Recommended to bring along: Comfortable walking shoes hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less than 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

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