Explore the beauty and history of the desert with the Timna Park and Desert Kibbutz Agriculture Tour from Eilat. The tour is available twice a week with guaranteed departure. Just 25 kilometers north
Explore the beauty and history of the desert with the Timna Park and Desert Kibbutz Agriculture Tour from Eilat. The tour is available twice 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. 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.
Continue to a vibrant and lively desert kibbutz where your local guide will walk you through the plantations where you can see and taste the local crop and hear all about the techniques developed to grow fruit and vegetables in the arid Arava desert area.
Our Timna Park and Desert Kibbutz Agriculture Tour from Eilat 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
Taste local, produce at a desert kibbutz and hear about the challenges that come with growing crops in a desert
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
12:00 – Take part in the colored sands of Timna activity and craft your own one-of-a-kind souvenir
14:00 – Visit a desert kibbutz with your local guide. See the plantations, taste locally grown dates and pick your own pomelo before hearing more about agriculture in the Negev area
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, kibbutz visit, return transfer to Eilat
Excludes: Entrance fees (approx 14 USD per person), lunch, drinks, tips, personal travel insurance.
Cancelation policy: You may cancel via email up to 24 hours in advance of the tour start time for a 95% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of the tour start time, no refund will be issued.
Timna Park and Desert Kibbutz Agriculture Tour from Eilat