Negev

2 Days tour to the Negev Desert

 

Day 1

Drive to the Dead Sea and then alongside the lake to Mount Sodom, at the southern tip of the Dead Sea 

Drive further southward in Arava Valley to the biblical Tamar near Hazeva, an important station on the ancient Caravan route, using camels to transport incenses and spices from Arabia to the Mediterranean ports

Drive across the Negev Desert westward (conditions permitting), mount up on a winding road to Akrabim Pass

We keep on driving westward and enter to the Large Crater (Makhtesh), an interesting geological phenomenon, on our way to Mnt. Avnon’s top, overlooking the magnificent crater

Drive to and visit Ovdat national park, the ruins of the important ancient town and station on the Caravans Route

Overnight in a local desert inn

 

 

Day 2

Drive southward to Ramon Crater – explore some of its unique geological phenomena

Optional – ATVs or 4x4 jeep tours inside the amazing Ramon Crater

Drive to Ein Ovdat nature reserve, including a short hike

Drive shortly to Kibbutz Sdeh Boker to visit Ben Gurion's (the for founder of the State of Israel) Hut

Drive back to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem for overnight

 

 

 

3 Days tour to the Negev Desert

 

Day 1

Drive to the Dead Sea and then alongside the lake to Mount Sodom, at the southern tip of the Dead Sea 

Drive further southward in Arava Valley to the biblical Tamar near Hazeva, an important station on the ancient Caravan route, using camels to transport incenses and spices from Arabia to the Mediterranean ports

Drive across the Negev Desert westward (conditions permitting), mount up on a winding road to Akrabim Pass

We keep on driving westward and enter to the Large Crater (Makhtesh), an interesting geological phenomenon, on our way to Mnt. Avnon’s top, overlooking the magnificent crater

Drive to and visit Ovdat national park, the ruins of the important ancient town and station on the Caravans Route

Overnight in a local desert inn

 

 

Day 2

Drive to Ein Ovdat nature reserve, including a short hike

Drive shortly to Kibbutz Sdeh Boker to visit Ben Gurion's (the for founder of the State of Israel) Hut

Drive southward to Ramon Crater – explore some of its unique geological phenomena

Overnight in Mitzpeh Ramon

 

 

Day 3

An ATV or jeep tour (to be reserved) inside the Ramon Crater and its surroundings

Drive southward towards Eilat and stop by Timna Park to explore some of its highlights such as "the Mushroom", the ancient Egyptian temple, the Copper mines, the lake etc.

Optional – visit a Hai Bar, a nature reserve, dedicated to preserve indigenous wildlife, that had been extinct ever since biblical times and being bred and grown in a wide Savanna like environment and landscape.

Drive to Eilat for overnight

 

 

 

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