Beit Guvrin is an important archaeological site in southern Israel around 60km south of Jerusalem. Beit Guvrin National Park encompasses the remains of the ancient city of Tel Maresha and covers 5,000 dunams. The site has a tumultuous history from the First Temple Period through to modern times, yet it is the amazing caves at Beit Guvrin which is the main attraction for many of the visitors who come here.
The South of Israel
Dead Sea, Negev, & Eilat
Beer Sheva is the capital of the Negev region of Israel, a desert city that serves as the gateway to this region. Beer Sheva is generally not on the agendas of many tourists to Israel, and is therefore somewhat of an off the beaten track destination. There are a number of interesting and unique things to do in Beer Sheva, an ancient city dating from Biblical times, including the old Turkish town, which is the only planned Ottoman city in the region, the Turkish railway station, and the Bedouin market, as well as nearby Tel Beer Sheba which is the archaeological remnants of the ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Israeli Air Force Museum just outside of Beer Sheva, in the northern part of the Negev, is an aerial counterpart to the Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum in Haifa. Dedicated to the history and preservation of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), the museum showcases over 150 airplanes and much, much more.
The Dead Sea, also known as Yam Ha-Melah (the Sea of Salt) is the lowest place on Earth. The Dead Sea is probably one of the most relaxing and naturally cool. The water and mud from The Dead Sea have special properties which make them useful for medicinal purposes, whilst the salt enables one to float in the water. Even if you dont venture into the sea, there’s something in the air at the Dead Sea which just makes stress evaporate from your body! as well as the nearby sites of Masada and Ein Gedi.
Israel’s Negev Desert is like pure magic. Covering over half of Israel’s total land area, it is an area bustling with beauty. The Negev Desert is a fascinating and enchanting place, especially[...]
Ein Avdat is undoubtedly one of Israel’s most striking and beautiful sites. Set within the incredible landscape of the Zin Valley in the center of Israel’s Negev Desert, Ein Avdat National Park offers spectacular panoramas and enchanted hikes through the incredible desert scenery. The spectacular canyon is the result of power of the waters at Ein Avdat (the Avdat spring). It forms part of the longest wadi in the Negev, the Zin Valley, which stretches over 60km and attracts visitors from across the country.
The kibbutz of Sde Boker is famous as the home of David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister whose home is now a museum open to the public, and is the feature of a number of supporting exhibits in the kibbutz. Sde Boker is located in the center of the Negev Desert in southern Israel, a community founded in 1952 by a number of pioneering families who were later joined by Ben Gurion after an interesting encounter. Today, visitors from around the world visit to learn about the life of Israel’s iconic leader.
Kibbutz Revivim the Negev Desert of southern Israel is a pioneering center for desert agriculture, established in 1943 as an agricultural research station. Revivim played a huge part in the massive success Israel has had in making the desert bloom and the story of its development is a fascinating tale entangled with the history of Israel as a nation, and with the wide success of creating agricultural industries in the Negev Desert. The story of Revivim is fascinating.
The Beer Sheva Art Experience provides educational tours and workshops for all kinds of groups wanting to experience the capital of the Negev. From short, hour improvisational workshops, to two day environmental tours they insure the best quality programing with lectures, art activities, games, acting and site seeing. Most workshops will be conducted outside the old mosque in the centre of the Old Town, Beer Sheva.