Attractions

Free Cultural Program for Hotel Guests

EIN GEDI HOTEL ACTIVITIES ITINERARY
May 29th – to June 5th, 2022

Ein Gedi Hotel invites you to complete the experience of your visit to our magical oasis by joining one of the tours of the kibbutz and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve free of charge. The tours can be arranged for the time and day that suits you best, on Sundays to Wednesdays (on weekends the activity plan is fixed in advance). Schedule your tour by calling 054-7009082 or contact the reception. Read on for many optional activities:

CHOICE OF TOURS:

• “The story of the plateau” – a guided tour of the botanical gardens with stories of the kibbutz from its founding and up until today.

• Guided tour of the botanical gardens, departure from the hotel restaurant. The tour lasts about an hour.

• Guided trip to Nahal David Nature Reserve. The guide will meet you at the entrance of the reserve (independent travel only) Entrance fee 25 NIS per adult, 13 NIS per child. Discount for Israeli senior citizens upon presentation of a Senior Citizens ID.

• Guided tour of the ancient synagogue. The guide will meet you at the site entrance (independent travel only) Entrance fee 14 NIS, discount for senior citizens upon presentation of a Senior Citizens ID.

• Guided tour of the perfumed flower beds. Departure from the hotel restaurant. The tour lasts about an hour.

• Guided tour of the kibbutz museum. The museum is located in one of the oldest buildings of the kibbutz, and tells the story of the settlement in Ein Gedi.

THURSDAY 2nd June

• 17:00 – Guided tour of the botanical garden. Please bring walking shoes, hat and water.

• 17:30 -Live at night – training the senses and nocturnal animals in the desert. Drive independently to the Ein Gedi Field School car park. From there a short tour of the field school fields, with a guide to the adaptations of the desert animals to the night life via the discovery of their strongest senses in the dark. Sip sweet, hot tea boiled over a fire. Total activity time (training and bonfire) two hours. Please bring water and comfortable shoes.

FRIDAY 3rd June

• 8:00 – Pilates class on the hotel lawn under the guidance of a certified instructor, please bring a towel for the class.

• 8:30 – “The story of the plateau” – The tour lasts about an hour and a half. Departure from the hotel restaurant. Please bring walking shoes, hat and water

• 15:00 -‘Shibori’ workshop on the pool lawn – Shibori is a Japanese art of dyeing fabrics. In the past, the fabrics were dyed in the famous indigo color, which was produced by a plant that grew thousands of years ago in ancient Ein Gedi. The workshop will be conducted by Yonit Shamir, an artist from Kibbutz Ein Gedi who researched the origins of the ancient plant and specialized in the art of Shibori. In the workshop you will create an item that you can take home with you.

• 17:00 – Guided tour of the botanical garden. Please bring walking shoes, hat and water.

• 18:45 – Kabbalah Shabbat – GREETING THE SABBATH with members of Kibbutz Ein Gedi. The service takes place in the members club room. Please ask at reception for details how to get there.

• 21:00 – Musical performance at the hotel bar “The Baobar” – a local band “Singing Love and Freedom” – by Efrat and Kalin Goren.

SATURDAY 4th June

• 07:45 – Guided tour of the ancient synagogue. The guide will meet you at the site entrance (independent travel only) Entrance fee 14 NIS, discount for senior citizens upon presentation of a Senior Citizens ID.

• 09:00 – ‘Stretch that body’ workshop from the world of Yoga, led by Eran Margolin, certified therapist. Advance booking recommended.

• 11:00 – Children’s club – two hours of crafts, sculpture., games and jewelry making. The club is located in the building located to the right of ping pong table.

• 21:00 – Musical performance at the hotel bar “The Baobar” – a local band “Singing Love and Freedom” – by Efrat and Kalin Goren and gil kaspi.

SUNDAY 5th June

• 07:45 – Guided trip to Nahal David Nature Reserve – The trip lasts about two hours, level of difficulty: easy – medium, please bring walking shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat and water.

• 12:00 – DRUMMING CIRCLE – Drum workshop, everyone is invited to experience the magic of drumming in a drumming circle where we will learn to produce sounds and melodies. We will meet on the main lawn, under the great Ficus tree

THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PLEASE CHECK AT THE RECEPTION DESK IN THE HOTEL LOBBY
HAVE A FUN STAY AT EIN GEDI HOTEL!