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Just Fun: Desert Swimming in the Arugot Canyon Pools

219 NIS
Per person
219 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:6:00

Completion Time: 18:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Hiking & Sightseeing


Ein Gedi National Park is a unique phytogeographical landscape in the heart of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea Transform – three different zones that create a beautiful desert oasis full of flowing water, hidden waterfalls and beautiful, natural swimming areas.
These features have made the area an ideal place for continuous human settlement throughout the ages – from the prehistoric periods, to the time of King David and up through today. It is one of Israel’s primary sources of natural spring water and full of beautiful landscapes and a variety of unique flora and fauna due to its phytogeographical composition.
Our hike will take us to the reserve’s southern stream – Wadi Arugot – where we will experience the area’s stunning geographical features. We will hike through water, ascend to the stream’s upper pools and visit the famous hidden waterfall.
The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is full of wonderful options for hiking and swimming, and there is no better place to capture this than through experiencing Wadi Arugot and cooling off on a hot day.

This hike is an intermediate level and is suitable for anyone with a bit of hiking experience.

It is always recommended to do the hiking in hiking sandals so that you can easily go through the water – however, sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are fine.

Participants must be 18+ to register with Finjan
The trip is dependent on  minimum number of participants.
Time permitting, after the hike, we will head to the ancient synagogue of Ein Gedi and learn about ancient, Jewish life in the area and what this synagogue means within the historical record.

A pre-sale discounted price will be available for 199 NIS; regular tickets will then be sold at 219 NIS
(ticket price includes entry to the Ein Gedi national park)

Whats Included

Full transport from Tel Aviv and back with a pickup / drop-off in Rehovot & Jerusalem

Entrance to Ein Gedi national park & ancient synagogue

Finjan tour guides and specialists in hiking


Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (3 litres required)


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (3 litres required)


Anything not listed above


  • Bus departs from the Tel Aviv Central Train Station (Savidor) at 06:00 sharp.
  • Pickup en route via Rehovot
  • Breakfast stop en route
  • Pickup at French Hill in Jerusalem
  • Hiking Arugot canyon and a visit to Ein Gedi ancient synagogue
  • Return to Tel Aviv, Rehovot and Jerusalem
  • Contact information: 0526733716 or 0542391610

What To Bring

  • Food for the day
  • Sandals or shoes for hiking in water (your shoes will definitely get wet!)
  • Swimming clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Suitable clothing according to forecast
  • 3 litres of water

Terms And Conditions


* This trip requires hiking shoes or sandals\ (no flip flops) suited for hiking in water. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain.

* 3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.


*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point by 18:00 (not guaranteed but this is our goal). The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.