There are many... We will be happy to tailor the right tour for you- depending on the time you have and your personal interests, or recommend one of our organized trips:
The Best of the West- A tour to the western Negev and around the Gaza Strip:
This tour combines magical ancient archaeological sites, footprints of modern historical events and high-tech agriculture in modern Israeli Moshavim. All of this exist side by side just across the fence from the Gaza strip and the and the continuing conflict.
Our day will start in the Maon synagogue- where a mosaic floor was discovered, revealing the story of a once thriving town on the border of the empire.
As we move ahead in time, we will tell the story of the Anzac light horsemen who fought here during world war 1. Their impact on this land can still be felt today. In the season we will also take a break to enjoy the amazing carpets of flowers that covers the hills. Our next stop will be at the observation tower of the steel brigade. From this view point you’ll be able to see the city of Rafah and the southern part of the Gaza strip. This is the place to talk about the connections between Gaza and Israel- bonds that were broken, ties that could never be undone and some of the possible relations that could be built in the future. Time to for a taste and a brake- We will visit the Salad-trail at Talmei Yosef, where we will hear all about the modern agriculture in this area that allows farmers not only to survive, but thrive in a region that was historically considered too arid for farming.
On our way back we will visit a winery for a bit of relaxation, discussion and well, of course- wine.
Rappelling from the cliff of Mitzpe Ramon-
If you only have an hour or so to spend, or if you want to experience the scenery of Mitzpe Ramon like never before- Come and join us on a short rappelling adventure. Though you are sure to get your heart pumping, this is an extremely safe activity, where every rope and every connection are backed up. We will guide you as you slowly slide down past the edge, and only when you marvel at the amazing scenery and the depths beneath you from your suspended position, will you truly appreciate the forces of nature that carved and dug this crater.
Sunset tours along the cliff of Mitzpe Ramon
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Desert Jeep Tour to the crater-
Maktesh Ramon is a geological wonder, and a largest of its kind. Apart from the unique conditions that formed it- evidence of which can still be found, the makhtesh is home to fascinating archaeological sites, rare desert plants and protected desert wildlife.
We will explore the depths of this magnificent nature reserve on 4X4 jeep, venturing up peaks and trails that would otherwise not be accessible.
We will visit the site of Han Saharonim- an old caravan rest stop along the Nabatean incense route, and lookout from mt. Gvanim- at the heart of the ancient layers. Afterwards we will stop for short break, for fresh coffee under an acacia tree, and head back through the restored quarries.
Recommended time- all day.
Recommended season- Year round.
Mt. Arkov- following ancient faith, religion and art in the Negev.
This is a guided hike to one of the most mysterious, unexpected sites in the region. Mt. Arkov is home to cult sites, shrines, clusters of rock art and settlement sites. It is an ancient and calm place, overlooking the Zin valley and the ancient city of Avdat.
Though some trails were marked on the mountain, most of the fascinating discoveries were made away from the marked trails.
We will head to the mountain, hike around it and climb to the peak. As we explore the shrines and burial sites we will try to gain an understanding about the prehistoric people that came through this region during different times, and we will try and understand some of the symbols that they used.
We will break for lunch at the city of Avdat and continue our day either with a tour of the ruins of the ancient city of Avdat, or at the Carmey Avdat farm where present day settlers grow vines and produce wine on the same plots and terraces used here 2000 years ago.
Recommended time- early in the morning.
Recommended season- Fall through Spring.