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Hidden Pools and Ancient Secrets: Ein Gedi Oasis

195.00 NIS
Per person
195.00 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:06:00

Completion Time: 19:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Hiking


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

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 180.50 NIS; regular tickets will then be sold at 195.50 NIS

Whats Included

Licensed Israeli tour guide provided by Finjan

Full transport to and from Tel Aviv with pickup points en route (Rehovot, Jerusalem)

Entrance fee to Ein Gedi National Park

Coffee and cookies in the morning upon arrival to meeting point

Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (must have at least 4.5 litres)

Anything not mentioned above

Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (must have at least 4.5 litres)

Anything not mentioned above


06:00 departure from Tel Aviv

Pickups in Rehovot and Jerusalem en route

Breakfast stop / final buy for water, food

Arrival at Ein Gedi National Park

Hiking, swimming, relaxing

Possible visit to Ein Gedi synagogue

Return to Tel Aviv via Jerusalem, Rehovot pickup points

What To Bring

4.5 litres of water

Food for the day

Sturdy shoes, sandals or sneakers for hiking

Swimming gear



Any medications you may need throughout the day


Terms And Conditions


This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain. 

* 4.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

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

Lifeguard not present at swimming area. Each participant is responsible for his or her own safety in the swimming areas or any other area that may contain water

* Swimming locations are without a lifeguard and are at the discretion of each individual participant. Finjan is not responsible for decisions made by participants regarding swimming areas without lifeguards.  


*** 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 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 21:00. 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.