Although just a couple of hours from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the South of Israel feels like a world away. As you travel South, the landscape becomes arid and is dominated by the Negev desert.
The Israeli Negev is home to the largest erosion crater in the world, the Ramon Crater, which is a stunning site to behold, and also provides ample opportunity for adventure – whether hiking, cycling, jeeping, or rappelling. Alternatively, you might choose to simply marvel at the breath-taking views, and to take some time for contemplation as you look out at the desert expanse.
The Negev is also rich with history, archaeology and nature. Buried in the desert lie several treasures of UNSECO world heritage sites, including Shivta and Avdat which form part of the Nabatean spice route which continues down to Petra. Nature lovers will love the Negev flora and fauna and should especially consider visiting for the amazing migration of hundreds of thousands of birds during the Spring.
Finally, at Israel’s Southern tip lies the beach city of Eilat which offers warming winter sunshine and is also the gateway to Petra.
Avdat and Shivta are impressive UNESCO world heritage sites, left to us by the ancient Nabatean and later Byzantine civilisations.
Eilat boasts year round sunshine, and glitzy beach hotels set against the stunning, red mountain backdrop.
A visit to Israel is easily combined with a visit to neighbouring Jordan, and we are pleased to offer a seamless Israel Jordan service.
The Ramon Crater is quite a site to behold. It is the largest ‘erosion crater’ (maktesh) in the world, and is a stunning work of nature.
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