Attractions

Top Choice National Park in Sde Boker

En Avdat National Park

En Avdat is a freak of nature in this otherwise bone-dry desert – a freshwater spring that miraculously flows via a waterfall into a narrow and winding ravine with steep sides of soft white chalk. Reached via an eas…
Top Choice Dive Site in Eilat

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

The beach at this marine reserve overseen by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority is definitely the best on this part of the coast, and the protected waters are a utopia for snorkellers. A wooden bridge leads from …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Mitzpe Ramon

Makhtesh Ramon

Israel is a small country, but the Makhtesh Ramon is one place where it feels vast. Featuring multicoloured sandstone, volcanic rock and fossils, this geological phenomenon is 300m deep, 8km wide and 40km long and i…
Ruins in The Negev

Avdat

A beautifully preserved site, this ancient city 650m above sea level dominates the surrounding desert skyline. Named after the Nabataean monarch Obada, it was built in the 3rd century BCE as a caravan stop on the ro…
Park in The Arava

Timna Park

The colourful sands and craggy mountains of the Timna Valley, 25km north of Eilat, are full of minerals including copper, iron and manganese. This park incorporates traces from one of the world's first copper mines,…
Museum in Sde Boker

Ben-Gurion's Desert Home

In his will, Israel's founding father asked that the modest kibbutz quarters where he lived with his wife Paula remained exactly as he left them, and that’s what you see when you visit this house museum. A short ani…
Archaeological Site in Be’er Sheva

Tel Be’er Sheva

One of a group of three tels (prehistoric hilltop ruins) included on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2005, these ruins include two-thirds of a fortified city dating from the early Israelite period (10th century BC…
Wildlife Reserve in Eilat

International Birding & Research Center Eilat Park

Each year, tens of millions of migrating birds pass through the Arava and Eilat when travelling between Africa and Europe. The largest migrations occur from February to May, but autumn/fall migration also sees inter…
Kibbutz in The Arava

Kibbutz Lotan

Embracing an ecological vision known in Hebrew as tikun 'olam (repairing the world), this kibbutz is known for its sincere and long-demonstrated commitment to sustainability and cooperative action. Visitors can take…
Wildlife Reserve in The Arava

Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve

Wild animals that are mentioned in the Bible are bred at this nature reserve 35km north of Eilat, as are other endangered desert species. Divided into three areas – an area where herds of desert herbivores live in c…