EIN GEDI - ZAFIT PATH


A Gedi is probably the most beautiful oasis of the Judean Desert. In the middle of the desert, a green spot with sparkling springs, gorges, ponds and waterfalls. A wonder of stone, water, flora and fauna, with the Dead Sea in the background.

Type:        Hike
Region:    Judean desert
Level:       Moderate
Duration:  4h

The Ein Gedi Nature Reserve consists of two main gorges - Wadi Arugot and Wadi David - The Zafit Trail is a hiking variation that runs slightly outside the main touristic comotion of Wadi David.
The path starts with a climb over Wadi David and thus offers a stuning overview of the entire oasis , as well as over the Dead Sea. Then the path goes west, over Wadi David and back down into the ravine, to the refreshing ponds and waterfalls.
On the way back we will also visit a couple of archaeological sites - a copper age temple, dated to the fifth millennium B.C. And a synagogue from the Roman-Byzantine era.

See also the Ein Gedi - Arugot stream.