Search
Close this search box.

Enot Tsukim

Nature Reserves in Israel

Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in Israel’s heart of the Judean Desert. This unique reserve covers an area of about 14,000 dunams and is home to various flora and fauna that have adapted to the harsh desert conditions.


Enot Tsukim Spring

So one of’s most striking feature of Enot Tsukim is the presence of a series of freshwater springs that flow year-round. These springs create a lush oasis in the desert, providing a vital water source for the plants and animals in the reserve.

Dead Sea & Masada Tour
Best Tour of Masada and the Dead Sea Roman Baths

Furthermore, the reserve is also home to many rare and endangered species, including the Nubian ibex. Visitors can explore the reserve on foot, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape and observing the wildlife in its natural habitat. In addition to its natural beauty, Enot Tzukim is also an important archaeological site.


Enot Tsukim Archeological Site
In This Photo: The Archaeological Site at Enot Tsukim
Credit: Ori~ for Nora Siperman, Attribution, via Wikimedia Commons

Moreover, humans have inhabited the area for thousands of years, and artifacts from the Chalcolithic and Roman periods have been found there. Visitors can explore the ruins of ancient settlements and learn about the region’s rich history.

Arabian Wolf
Arabian wolf in Jordan Front
In This Photo: Ahmad Qarmish12, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

One of the most popular activities in Enot Tsukim is swimming in the natural pools created by the springs. The water is crystal clear and refreshingly cool, making it a welcome respite from the heat of the desert. The reserve has picnic areas and hiking trails, making it an excellent destination for a day trip with family or friends.

Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Israel. Its unique combination of natural beauty, wildlife, and history makes it an extraordinary place that should not be missed.


arik-about

Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

Did you know the Hoopoe is Israel's national bird?! For more cool info about Israel, join our ever growing community and get exclusive travel tips, and giveaways!

Touring Where Jesus Was Tested by Satan

RELATED POSTS

Hisham’s Palace

Just outside of Jericho lies Hisham's Palace, which is one of the most important early Islamic archaeological sites of the Umayyad dynasty.

Photos In Beit Guvrin National Park

Where can you take the best photos In Beit Guvrin National Park? So Beit Guvrin National Park is a wonderful location for photos.

Ben Gurion Desert Home

Ben-Gurion's desert home was the retirement home of Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion from the years 1953 until his death in 1973.

Monastery of Martyrius

The Monastery of Martyrius is a historic and secluded Christian site in the heart of the Judean Desert, east of Jerusalem.

Church of the Flagellation

The Church of the Flagellation is believed to be where the Roman soldiers flogged Jesus after he was sentenced to death.

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate, also known as the Gate of Mercy, is one of the most famous entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. Don't miss ...

Israel Railway Museum

The Israel Railway Museum is a beautiful testament to the rich history and development of Israel's railway system.

Fountain of Qasim Pasha

The fountain of Qasim Pasha is a stunning blend of history and architecture! It marked the first public Ottoman building in the sacred al Aqsa

Mar Saba Monastery

Mar Saba Monastery is a monastery built on a cliff on the slope of a Valley in the Judaean Desert; one of Israel's the oldest ...

Alexander Nevsky Church

Alexander Nevsky Church is located in Old City Jerusalem, has interesting archaeology and art pieces! Worth a visit when touring Israel!

Need help?

Skip to content