Hiking through History in the Negev – 4/8

Event Details:

Date: April 8, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 17:00 IST

Address: Bus departs from multiple pickup points in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Pickup details will be sent after registration.

Escape into the breathtaking landscapes of the Negev Desert, and discover the remains of the mysterious Nabatean’s who thrived in this land 2,000 years ago. Our guide will give you a unique insight into the history, landscapes and nature of this austere landscape on this unforgettable trip.

Bor Haverim
We’ll begin at Bor Haverim, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the desert. Explore the ancient cisterns, remnants of a bygone era where water was the lifeblood of civilizations. Let the whispers of history guide you as you wander through this labyrinth of tunnels and chambers.

Ein Avdat
We will traverse Ein Avdat, a tranquil oasis carved by the hands of time. Follow the winding paths that lead you through rugged canyons and lush vegetation. Marvel at the sight of crystal-clear pools and cascading waterfalls, a stark contrast to the arid desert landscape. Take a moment to immerse yourself in this natural wonder’s serenity before we ascend ladders to see how desert vegetation has adapted to
survive in this harsh climate.

Ein Mararif
Our last stop is a visit to Ein Mararif, a hidden gem off the beaten path. Embark on a journey of discovery as you traverse the rugged terrain to reach this secluded paradise. Let the cool waters of the spring rejuvenate your spirit as you bask in the tranquility of the desert oasis. Take in the panoramic vistas stretching as far as the eye can see, a testament to the timeless allure of the Negev Desert.

 

More Details:

 

Where: Bus departs from multiple pickup points in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Pickup details will be sent after registration.

 

When: April 8th, 2024

  • Tel Aviv – Pickup between 7 and 7:30 and drop off by 16:00
  • Jerusalem – Pickup between 6 and 6:30 and drop off by 17:00

 

Cost: Includes all entrance fees. A 10% discount is available for SPNI members.

  • From Tel Aviv: NIS 270 per person
  • From Jerusalem: NIS 340 per person

 

Price includes:

  • Bus transportation to and from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and between tour sites
  • Professional guides, experts on local wildlife and conservation
  • Entrance fees at all sites

 

Difficulty level: Approximately 8-9km, including one short ascent by ladder.

 

For more information: call 0523-869488 or email reg.jbo@gmail.com

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