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Avdat National Park

40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-5684
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part of the spice route from Yemen!

the place is well preserved with plenty of signs in English to explain the different parts of this... read more

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Water in the desert

The surprise of experiencing water in the middle of the desert, after a walk in the canyon is... read more

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In the heart of the desert, on a hilltop above the Tsin Stream watercourse, are the impressive remains of an ancient Nabatean city.
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40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-5684

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Reviewed 3 days ago

the place is well preserved with plenty of signs in English to explain the different parts of this ancient city. we climbed from the gas station for around 20min to the top and it was well worth it! we saw wine making area, also the...More

Thank genuteketurka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surprise of experiencing water in the middle of the desert, after a walk in the canyon is powerful. Like many track in national parks in Israel it is well kept, checked regarding security, equipped with toilets and drinking water and convenient for families. Very...More

Thank Judithneisse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a group hike. We entered at one location and exited at another. It was one of the best hikes ever. My guess we were there around two hours. The "ladders" our are steep but safe. The gorge in addition to beautiful views is...More

Thank Zapatero421
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was amazed at just how well preserved this Nabataean city presents. Notably the Bathhouse at the base of the city, but the upper Acropolis area which houses a number of churches, is impressive in magnitude and preserved detail. Avdat was an important city on...More

Thank Roz D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The hike begins moderately easy, seeking out falcons swooping above. Truly one of the most beautiful desert hikes in Israel. Walk to the waterfall and take in the tree groves. Take time to look above. Not only will you see the falcons but also the...More

Thank hotels_resorts
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The Nabateans dominated the spice trade for hundreds of years. To reach markets in Europe they transported the spices many hundreds of miles to the Mediterranean, with dozens of stopping places along the way, the most famous being Petra. There are several such stops in...More

Thank Eli P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The remains of the ancient Nabatean ruins at Avdat are amazing. You will encounter Roman, Byzantine, and Nabatean sections as you wander through the site. Don't miss the short film at the Visitors Center as this gives you a really useful introduction before you start...More

1  Thank EdinburghGreyhound
Reviewed 20 April 2017

When we were researching we didn't see anything about this place. We just happen to be stopping for some gas and to check out the mcd's to see if there were odd things to try (we do this everywhere we go). The information center lady...More

1  Thank EvaLady
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Gorgeous hike in the winter, can't go in the water so in the summer it might be very hot. Was beautiful!! There is a short option and a longer option and the longer option includes climbing with ladders so is fun for the children. Short...More

1  Thank Ariella W
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went with another family, including kids ages 3-11. We did an fairly easy and gorgeous 2km hike from the lower entrance to the park (as if going to visit BenGurion's gravesite) to a waterfall and back. Much of the path is semishaded with trees...More

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31 January 2017|
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Response from tutiarba | Reviewed this property |
for the lower waterfall, you will need about 60-90 min. depending how long you plan to stay at the waterfall. walking is easy 20 min. if you want to take the long route to the upper waterfall, you need to leave one car at... More
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Response from shmuel b | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entrance from the north is approached from the road meandering down from SDE' Boker to the Parking lot and from there to the fall, ponds it is flat but not smooth( sand,rocks pebbles, but an easy walk