Perfect for these cold winter mornings: a visit to the Arugot Waddi.
One of the most famous places in the desert, a large oasis near Kibbutz Ein
Geddi. The Nature Reserve is open to the public except for the upper part of the
waddi, which is closed for the rehabilitation of the nature - leopards, gazelles,
foxes and so on.
My suggestion is to walk all the way till the end of the open reserve.
This is where the most beautiful spots are. There are several pools
in the upper part of the waddi, the Upper Pools. There you will also
find a little warm spring, too.
If you want some more excitemant, and you have extra water, go to
a fascinating place: Mahras-Dalal. First you will have to climb the mountain.
From there you will have a spectacular view of the Arugot.
About 3 km upstream there are some more pools. Like in every
desert, springs are even more fun in a hot day...
What else to see:
Ein Geddi Reserve. For the same price...
Ein Geddi beach. On the north part - an open nudist shore.
Ein Bokek - Springs and nature - 30min south.
Nahal Zohar - an Archeologic and Nature site
- 35min south.
Ein Feshcha - Springs and nature - 20min north. A spot "conquered" by arab
families, but the reserve is not one of their interests, so it's untouched.
Where to eat:
I suggest the Ein Geddi restaurant near the beach. It's a reasonable-priced
restaurant with blond volunteers atmosphere.
Please look at the picture:
Don't forget to look at the map: