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Negev Desert Tours
  • Tour No: 3Beer-Sheva, Yeroham, Large Crater, Mamshit, Camel ride (available daily)
    Comprising the majority of Israel's territory, this stark and sparsely populated region will provide you with a unique biblical adventure. Visit the land of Abraham, the Nabatean "Spice Route" and enjoy a Bedouine experience and camel ride.
    • Depart:
      08:00 Depart the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area
    • Itinerary:

      Drive to Be'er Sheva , capital of Israel's Negev region, view of the city from the Hanegev monument overlooking the city, continue to visit this sprawling city that boasts an old Turkish quarter, which has become a trendy downtown, as well as wealthy satellite suburbs, view the modern architectural buildings of the Ben Gurion University and the Soroka Hospital. In biblical times it was the southernmost city of Israel. Built around seven natural wells, hence its name ("beer" in Hebrew = well; "sheva" in Hebrew = seven) the most famous being Abraham's Well, which we shall view.

       

      We continue further south to the Negev desert, drive through Yeruham, named after the Biblical Jeroham, a small settlement town in the Negev, located on the site of Tel Rahma, which dates back to the 10th century BCE, and where Hagar drew water for her son Ishmael. One of Israel's first development towns, it was created to settle frontier areas during the early days of the State of Israel, and situated near the Large Crater, thought at the time to be rich in natural resources.

      Proceed to HaMakhtesh HaGadol (The Large Crater), a geological occurrence typical of the Negev, caused by water erosion that forms steep walls of resistant rock surrounding a deep closed valley. The HaMakhtesh HaGadol is the second largest crater of its kind in Israel, being exceptional in that it is drained by one river, known as Nahal Hatira. It is a Nature Reserve rich in desert flora and fauna, sand dunes, hills, ridges and various colors rock formations, with several trails for hikers and jeeps. We shall visit the trail leading to the site of fossilized trees.

       
      our next stop is Mamshit the Nabataean city of Memphis, in ancient times an important stop along the Incense road. It is the best restored city in the Negev Desert featuring large groups of Nabataean buildings with open rooms, courtyards, and terraces, unusual architecture and entire streets that have survived intact. We will visit the city and then stop over at the camel ranch for a camel ride

       

    • Return to Hotel:
      Return to the hotel by 19:00.
    • Price per person in USD for a private guided tour:
      • No. of Passengers:
        Price ($) per person :
      • 2
        390
      • 3
        280
      • 4
        240
      • 5
        195
      • 6
        175
      • 7
        160
      • 8
        150
      • 9-10
        140
    • Price includes:
      • 1) Service of a personal government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
      • 2) Private tourist transportation as per number of passengers.
      • 3) Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
      • 4) Camel ride.
    • Remarks:

      1) Lunch/drinks en route are not included.

      2) Comfortable walking shoes and head cover are recommended.

       

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  • Tour No: 33Beer Sheva, Sde Boker, Mitzpe Ramon, Avdat (available daily).

    Israel's south provides fantastic natural panoramas as well as historicl and modern day interests. take a journey through the sprawling modern city of Beer Sheba and Kibbutz Sde Boker to the historical Nabatean city of Avdat (world heritage site) and the magnificent geographical formations of the Ramon Crater. 

    • Depart:
      08:00 - Depart the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area
    • Itinerary:
      Drive south to Be'er Sheva , capital of Israel's Negev region, to visit this sprawling city that boasts an old Turkish quarter, which has become a trendy downtown, as well as wealthy satellite suburbs, view the modern architectural buildings of the Ben Gurion University and the Soroka Hospital. In biblical times it was the southernmost city of Israel, built around seven natural wells, the most famous being Abraham's Well.

      We continue to Kibbutz Sde Boker, realization of the dream envisioned by David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, who wanted to settle the desert and make it bloom. The kibbutz, built in the central Negev Mountains, became the home of Ben Gurion and his wife, Paula, and the house he lived in has become a museum to his heritage. We will visit this museum and the Ben Gurion memorial site, which has a magnificent view of the Nahal Zin rift.

      We proceed to the Ramon Crater, a special geological phenomena, exposing the region's geology, We will visit the Ilan Ramon visitors center and some of the fascinating geological attractions, such as the “carpentry shop”-a hill where sandstone has formed prisms that appear sawed; and the ammonite wall - a great vertical rock surface on the southern side of the crater that consists of large, fossilized marine snails.

      On our return we will visit Avdat (world heritage site), the most important historic city on the Incense Route after Petra inhabited by Nabataeans, Romans and Byzantines. It was destroyed by earthquake in the early 7th century CE. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, and it was also the filming location of Jesus Christ Superstar.
      Return to the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
    • Return to Hotel:
      Ending till 19:00.
    • Price per person in USD for a private guided tour:
      • No. of Passengers:
        Price ($) per person :
      • 2
        395
      • 3
        270
      • 4
        230
      • 5
        190
      • 6
        160
      • 7
        140
      • 8
        135
      • 9-10
        125
    • Price includes:
      • 1) Service of a personal government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
      • 2) Deluxe comfortable government licensed tourist vehicle.
      • 3) Pick up/drop off at hotels in Tel Aviv area or Jerusalem.
      • 4) Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
      • 5) Entrance fees.
    • Remarks:

      1) Lunch/drinks en route are not included.
      2) Comfortable walking shoes and head cover are recommended.

       

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      • - Avdat National Park - Encompasses the remains of one of the famed ancient Nabatean cities along the Incense Route.
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  • Tour No: 35A 2 day tour of the Negev desert (available Sun-Thu)
    Experience the vastness and depth of the Negev Desert on this fabulous 2 days tour. Learn about the nomadic Bedouins, about modern day Israel with its cities and kibbutzim that have revided this barren land; and about the biblical and natural history of this amazing region.
    • Depart:
      08:00-Pick up from hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area.
    • Itinerary:
      Day 1 - Lahav - Hatzerim - Sde Boker - Mizpe Ramon
      08:00 - Depart the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area and proceed southwards to the Lahav forest region of the Judean low land and visit the Joe Alon Center, an educational visitors` center specializing in the geography of Israel, particularly that of the Negev and Museum of Bedouin Culture that includes a Bedouin hospitality tent and other exhibits.
      We shall proceed southwards through the Hatzerim Forest, along a scenic drive with magnificent sculptures known as the Sculpture Way as well as a nearly 2,000 years old cistern and a beautiful memorial overlook. We arrive at the Air Force Museum that provides a peek at Israel’s impressive military legacy.
      We continue to Kibbutz Sde Boker, realization of the dream envisioned by David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, who wanted to settle the desert and make it bloom. The kibbutz, built in the northern Negev Mountains, became the home of Ben Gurion and his wife, Paula, and the house he lived in has become a museum to his heritage. We will visit this museum and the Ben Gurion memorial site, which has a magnificent view of the Nakhal Zin rift.
      We proceed to Mitzpe Ramon situated at an elevation of 860 meters (2,800 feet) overlooking the Ramon Crater. The town experiences hot, dry summers and cold winters with moderate to strong winds all year long, making it feel much colder than it really is.
      18:00 - We will check in to our hotel at Mizpe Ramon for overnight

      Day 2 - Ramon Crater Jeep Tour - Avdat
      08:00 - Depart the hotel in Mizpe Ramon, we begin with a visit to Ramon visitors center overlooking the Ramon crater, proceed to the crater, a special geological erosion feature, exposing the region's geology, where we will commence our jeep ride. We will visit some of the fascinating geological attractions, such as the “carpentry shop”-a hill where sandstone has formed prisms that appear sawed; and the ammonite wall - a great vertical rock surface on the southern side of the crater that consists of large, fossilized marine snails. We will also see some of the rich flora and fauna of the region.
      At the end of the jeep tour, we will begin our journey northwards, stopping at Avdat (world heritage site), the most important historic city on the Incense Route after Petra inhabited by Nabataeans, Romans and Byzantines. It was destroyed
      by earthquake in the early 7th century CE. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, and it was also the filming location of Jesus Christ Superstar.
      Return to the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
    • Return to Hotel:
      Ending till 19:00.
    • Price per person in USD for a private guided tour:
      • No. of Passengers:
        Price ($) per person :
      • 2
        890
      • 3
        690
      • 4
        590
      • 5
        490
      • 6
        440
      • 7-8
        400
      • 9-10
        390
    • Price includes:
      • 1) 2 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary.
      • 2) Service of a personal government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
      • 3) Deluxe comfortable government licensed tourist vehicle.
      • 4) Pick-up/drop-off at hotels in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area.
      • 5) 1 night of accommodation at a tourist class hotel including dinner and breakfast.
      • 6) Entrance fees.
      • 7) A jeep ride through Ramon crater.
    • Remarks:

      1) Price per person sharing a double room HB.
      2) Supplement for a single room:$80.

      3) Lunch/drinks en route are not included.
      4) Comfortable walking shoes and head cover are recommended.

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  • Tour No: 64A 2 day adventure tour of the Negev
    This amazing 2 day tour will take you deep into the heart of Bedouin history, traditions, culture and cuisine as well as transporting you 2000 years back in time to the heroic stand of Massada, while introducing you to the unique geological phenomena of the Negev desert and Dead Sea
    • Depart:
      08:00 - Pick up from the hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem area
    • Itinerary:

      Day 1– Jo Alon center- Lakiya– Tel Arad– Camel Ride- Kfar Hanokdim 
      Drive southwards to the Lahav forest region of the Judean low land and visit the Joe Alon Center, an educational visitors` center specializing in the geography of Israel, particularly that of the Negev and Museum of Bedouin Culture that includes a Bedouin hospitality tent and other exhibits.


      Proceed to the Bedouin village of Lakiya to visit the Lakiya Negev Weaving Project. Using the traditional, home-made ground-looms of their Bedouin culture and thehe pure wool of Awasi sheep acquired from local Bedouin shepherds, the Lakiya women spin it into thread to weave authentic, ethnic products that are renowned both for their beauty and their durability. A strong part of communal life this weaving tradition is one of the last traces of the unique Bedouin heritage, now that the people no longer lead a nomadic life. The visit will end with a traditional light Bedouin lunch.


      Continue to Tel Arad. Arad was one of the largest cities of its day -Early Bronze Age (3150-2200 BCE) in this country, and surrounded by a strong 1,200-meter wall. A highlight of the visit is the Israelite temple, which included a large outer sacred area, the hechal, and a smaller ‘holy of holies.’ The temple in Arad was a miniature version of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.

       
      Proceed east, past the modern city of Arad towards the Judean desert to our final stop for the day - Kfar Hanokdim situated in the Kana`im valley, between the city of Arad and ancient Massada. It is a green oasis shaded by palm trees and crowned with biblically inspired gardens. Enjoy a Camel ride in the early evening as the sun sets over the desert and return for a Bedouin style dinner in the wilderness of Judea.
      Over night at Kfar Hanokdim.

      Day 2 – Massada at sunrise –Dead Sea –Mount Sodom - Small Crater
      An hour befor sunrise- after a drink of hot tea- drive to the eastern slopes of Massada. Acssend via the old Roman Ramp and arrive at the top to enjoy a breathtaking view of a majestic sunrise over the Moav mountains and the Judean desert. Tour the impressive ruins of the great fortress established by King Herod the great over 2000 years ago, which later on became the last stronghold of the Jewish rebels against the Roman Empire (73 AD). See the walls, the palaces, the storerooms, the Roman bath House, the old synagogue and the Roman encampments. Descend through the ramp- back to Kfar Hanokdim for a well deserved breakfast.

       

      After breakfast drive east toward the Dead Sea. Stop at the Zohar lookout for a breathtaking view of the Dead Sea and the Moav mountains on the horizon and descend to 412 feet below sea level for a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea - where we shall see the Pillar of Salt that is known as Lot's wife, the Sodom hills on our right and the salt stalactites of the Dead Sea to our left.


      Proceed west through the Negev wilderness to the Small Crater- a geological erosive landform that is indigenous to Israel's Negev desert. One of five craters in Israel, and seven in the world, it is the third largest in Israel measuring 5 km by 7 km and was charted in 1942 by Jewish explorers. The crater is known for it's colored sand stones varying from white to gray- yellow – red and purple.
      Continue through the modern day city of Dimona, all the way back to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

    • Return to Hotel:
      Ending till 16:30
    • Price per person in USD for a private guided tour:
      • No. of Passengers:
        Price ($) per person :
      • 2
        795
      • 3
        595
      • 4
        515
      • 5
        445
      • 6
        405
      • 7
        375
      • 8
        360
      • 9-10
        340
    • Price includes:
      • 1) Service of a private Government licensed English speaking driver/guide.
      • 2) Deluxe comfortable Government licensed tourist vehicle.
      • 3) Pick up/drop off at hotels in Tel Aviv.
      • 4) 2 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary.
      • 5) 1 night of accommodation in Kfar Hanokdim including Bedouin style dinner and breakfast.
      • 6) Desert Camel ride.
      • 7) Bedouin light lunch at Lakiya.
      • 8) Entrance fees.
    • Remarks:

      1) Prices are per person sharing a double room HB.
      2) Supplement for a single room: $60.
      3) The tour does not operate on weekends between June and October.
      4) The tour does not operate on Jewish and Muslims high holidays.
      5) Lunch/drinks en route are not included.
      6) Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Tour No: 68The A.N.Z.A.C Trail (available daily)
    A unique tour in the footsteps of the Ausralian/New Zealand Armed Corps in Israel in 1917(WW1). 2017 marks the centennial anniversary of the ANZAC battles against the Turkish Ottoman Empire in 1917 as part of World War 1 in the area known as Palestine. To commemorate this occasion we have compiled a special tour that retraces the history and exploits of the ANZAC forces in the holy land.
    • Depart:
      07:30 – pick up from Tel Aviv / Jerusalem hotels.
    • Itinerary:
      07:30 – pick up from Tel Aviv / Jerusalem hotels.

      We drive south along the Philistines coast, passing the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon. On the way we view the Ad Halom Bridge where the advancing Egyptian army was stopped in 1948 during Israel's War of independence.

      We continue further south through Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, which was heavily attacked during the 1948 war, and passing by the city of Sderot, we stop at the Chetz Shachor monument overlooking Gaza strip, which commemorates the battles fought against infiltration and terrorist activities from Gaza.

      We proceed to Kibbutz Beeri in the North West Negev, visit the ANZAC monument overlooking the city of Gaza, telling the story of the heroic battles fought by the Australian and New Zealand forces in 1917 World War 1.

      Travelling further south we arrive at the Shalom farming region in the North West Negev, visit Moshav Talmei Yosef with its magnificent farms of fruits and vegetables, tasting is available.

      We continue following in the footsteps of ANZAC and drive to Park Eshkol in the Negev, see Wadi Gaza and the old railway coming from the Sinai peninsula, built by ANZAC , and proceed south east through the Negev desert along the ANZAC trail passing Khalassa, Bir Asluj and Bir Mashash, arriving in Beer Sheva - capital city of the Negev. Visit the British war cemetery where fallen soldiers of the great battle of Beer Sheva Oct/31/1917 are buried. Travel through the city, view of the old railway station, and end our tour with a visit to the Australian soldier park in Beer Sheva.

      Return to point of departure by 19:30.
    • Return to Hotel:
      Ending till 19:30
    • Price per person in USD for a private guided tour:
      • No. of Passengers:
        Price ($) per person :
      • 2
        430
      • 3
        290
      • 4
        240
      • 5
        200
      • 6
        170
      • 7
        150
      • 8
        135
      • 9-10
        120
    • Price includes:
      • 1) A licensed private tourist vehicle.
      • 2) Service of a licensed English speaking driver/guide.
      • 3) Sightseeing as per the above itinerary.
      • 4) Entrance fees.
    • Remarks:
      1)Lunch/drinks en route is not included.

      2)Comfortable walking shoes and head cover are recommended.
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    • Special Events:
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