Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour - 1 day from Eilat
Available daily as private tour
Starts from Eilat
no hidden fees
Our Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour will take you on a fascinating journey through some of the Arava Desert region’s most spectacular sites of natural beauty and cultural significance. The Red Canyon offers
Our Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour will take you on a fascinating journey through some of the Arava Desert region’s most spectacular sites of natural beauty and cultural significance. The Red Canyon offers one of the most spectacular and easy hiking trails in the region, with amazing views of the desert scenery. Kibbutz Neot Smadar is a desert artist colony, famed across Israel for its rich culture, music, and incredible Art Center building, as well as a desert winery. Kibbutz Ketura is a world leader in desert agriculture and agricultural technology. Traditional kibbutz life is fused here with innovation, as the kibbutz is a major point on Israel’s ‘start-up nation’ map.
Available daily as a private tour the Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour is truly the best value way to explore the Arava Desert region. Join us for an unforgettable desert tour today!
Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour Highlights
Visit several of the most enchanted natural sites in Israel and arguably the entire region.
At the Red Canyon, enjoy the spectacular desert scenery. The red sandstone which forms the walls of the canyon has been sculpted over thousands of years by water and wind, and as the light catches it, it makes this, one of the beautiful, yet easy to access, hikes in the region one not to miss.
On the fringes of the Ovda Valley, see the most spectacular sand dunes in the region, the Tiger Temple, where almost half of the sand is made up of tiny marine fossils from the time when this region was underwater, and several impressive archaeological ruins including ancient storage vessels.
Visit Kibbutz Neot Smadar with its architecturally unique and stunning Art Center. The Kibbutz is renowned for its art and music. Tour the Kibbutz, its agricultural and cultural facilities, and learn about Kibbutz life from locals.
Visit a desert vineyard and winery, learn about the process of making wine in the desert and enjoy wine tasting.
At Kibbutz Ketura, see a Kibbutz which has transformed from traditional agriculture to a technological pioneer. Hear about the establishment of the early Kibbutz in the desert, and its transformation into one of the world’s pioneers in developing technologies to improve agriculture.
See Ketura Sun, the first photovoltaic solar field in the Middle East
Return to Eilat through the Arava Valley
Red Canyon, Desert Agriculture, and Kibbutz Life Tour – Itinerary
09:15 – Pickup from Eilat hotels. Drive northwest into the Eilat Mountain range, as you head towards the Red Canyon.
10:00 – Red Canyon
13:00 – Kasui Dunes
14.30– Kibbutz Neot Smadar, a unique ecologically minded kibbutz in the desert
16:00 – Kibbutz Ketura, a cooperative community, and technological pioneer
19.00 – Arrival back in Eilat
NB – all timings are approximate
As a private tour, this is a sample itinerary that can be customized to any group size or preference
Tour is available daily as a private tour with pick up from all hotels in Eilat
Tour price excludes tips, lunch, personal travel insurance, personal expenses.
Tour price includes hotel pickup and dropoff, a full day of transportation, guided tours of sites, entrance fees, wine tasting
Refunds of 95% of the price will be issued for tours canceled up to 48 hours in advance of your scheduled tour departure time.