Explore the beauty and history of the desert with the Timna Park and Desert Agriculture Tour from Eilat. The tour is available four days a week with guaranteed departure. Just 25 kilometers north
Explore the beauty and history of the desert with the Timna Park and Desert Agriculture Tour from Eilat. The tour is available four days a week with guaranteed departure. Just 25 kilometers north of Israel’s most southern city is Timna Park, a stunning desert reserve with breathtaking scenery. Mount Timna, part of the Eilat Mountains, sits in the middle of a horseshoe-shaped valley with very steep cliffs. Join us on our one-day tour and you will have the opportunity to explore the beauty of this amazing site and more.
Because of its location, Timna Park has a unique flora and geology, boasting precious minerals like copper and iron. Here you will find one of the oldest copper mines in the world. As you are exploring the park with your tour, you will learn about the history surrounding this ancient mine, including its ties to ancient Egyptian mythology. After leaving Timna Park, you will continue to a desert kibbutz for a tour of their greenhouses where you will pick, taste, smell, and touch the seasonal crops. Get ready for an immersive introduction to high-tech desert agriculture where you will hear about the special techniques developed in the Arava desert to grow all kinds of fruit and vegetables.
Our Timna Park and Desert Agriculture Tour from Eilat visits one of the most beautiful natural parks in the world as well as a thriving agricultural kibbutz where you will visit the greenhouses. The tour provides a unique insight into the wondrous desert area which covers most of Israel’s land area, yet is missed by too many. You will return to your starting point after a fascinating day steeped in history, beautiful views, and captivating experiences.
“It was a great tour of Timna with a very gentle guide! We really enjoyed your tour!” -Gilles, France
“The tour with Sami to Timna Park was fantastic, we were able to see the important historical sights.” -Joyce, USA
Highlights of the Timna Park Tour
Pickup from one of our centrally located pickup points in Eilat
Explore the beauty of Timna Park with English explanations
Learn about the oldest copper mine in the world and its ties to Egypt
Get crafty and create your own unique, colored sand bottle
Hear about the fascinating techniques of desert agriculture and pick and taste seasonal vegetables straight from the greenhouses
Return transfer to Eilat at the end of the tour
10:00 – Pickup from four central locations in Eilat
10:30 – Visit Timna Park visitor center and watch the presentation “Kingdom of Mines During the Journey to Egypt”
11:00 – Enjoy a tour of Timna with explanations in English
13:00 – Take part in the colored sands of Timna activity and craft your own one-of-a-kind souvenir
13:45 – Departure from Timna Park
14:00 – Guided tour of the greenhouses at a desert kibbutz
15:00 – Return to Eilat
NB – all timings are approximate
Things to bring: Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water, and snacks.
Includes: Transportation to all sites from the centrally located pickup points, short video presentation and guided tour of Timna Park, colored sands activity, guided tour of greenhouses at a desert kibbutz, return transfer to Eilat
Excludes: Entrance fees (approx 14 USD per person), lunch, drinks, tips, personal travel insurance.
Timna Park and Desert Agricultural Tour from Eilat