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Avdat National Park

40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-5684
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A Spice Rode stop in Israel

The Nabateans dominated the spice trade for hundreds of years. To reach markets in Europe they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eli P
Wonderful Nabatean ruins

The remains of the ancient Nabatean ruins at Avdat are amazing. You will encounter Roman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-5684

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Nabateans dominated the spice trade for hundreds of years. To reach markets in Europe they transported the spices many hundreds of miles to the Mediterranean, with dozens of stopping places along the way, the most famous being Petra. There are several such stops in...More

Thank Eli P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The remains of the ancient Nabatean ruins at Avdat are amazing. You will encounter Roman, Byzantine, and Nabatean sections as you wander through the site. Don't miss the short film at the Visitors Center as this gives you a really useful introduction before you start...More

Thank EdinburghGreyhound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were researching we didn't see anything about this place. We just happen to be stopping for some gas and to check out the mcd's to see if there were odd things to try (we do this everywhere we go). The information center lady...More

Thank EvaLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous hike in the winter, can't go in the water so in the summer it might be very hot. Was beautiful!! There is a short option and a longer option and the longer option includes climbing with ladders so is fun for the children. Short...More

Thank Ariella W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another family, including kids ages 3-11. We did an fairly easy and gorgeous 2km hike from the lower entrance to the park (as if going to visit BenGurion's gravesite) to a waterfall and back. Much of the path is semishaded with trees...More

Thank SuchaniceMonster
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've visited Ein-Ovdat national park in the weekend with small kids (even 4-5 years old). It's a very short, nice and easy walk to the pond and from this point the trail begins to climb up. There are steps and iron handles for assistance and...More

Thank Nir L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful track, one of the most beautiful in Israel. There is a water on the track but you aren't allowed to enter. There is a little lake and waterfall at the middle. After that you can ether turn back or go up by...More

Thank svoland
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nature at its best near Sde Boker in Israel's south. About two hours from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv if traffic is reasonable, an impressive desert canyon with springs and streams and waterfalls. Entrance for a fee from Midreshet Ben Gurion at Sde Boker, near Ben Gurion's grave,...More

Thank yanem
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a stark desert setting in the Negev, with an ancient Nabatean City (Avdat) which once controlled the trade from Arabia in frankincense. The ruins are well preserved and very impressive. In a small box canyon nearby, we were silently passed by a herd...More

1  Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The excavations at Avdat are simply amazing. Wandering through the ruins after viewing the short film at the Visitors Center gave us a sense of the life and experience of the Nabateans and then the Byzantines who inhabited this spot. A not to miss experience...More

Thank MGG47
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Anne L
What is a good amount of time to plan for hiking Ein Avdat area with 2 families, kids ranging from 10 to 15 yrs old? We want to hike and reach waterfall. Will be hiking at the end of March (March 29 to be exact).
30 January 2017|
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Response from tutiarba | Reviewed this property |
for the lower waterfall, you will need about 60-90 min. depending how long you plan to stay at the waterfall. walking is easy 20 min. if you want to take the long route to the upper waterfall, you need to leave one car at... More
Is this a flat oath to the spring or is there vertical ascent
8 June 2016|
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Response from shmuel b | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entrance from the north is approached from the road meandering down from SDE' Boker to the Parking lot and from there to the fall, ponds it is flat but not smooth( sand,rocks pebbles, but an easy walk
si puo' visitare con una sedia a rotelle ? c'e' magari la possibilita' di un percorso alternative con qualche mezzo per habdicap alle gambe ?
9 December 2016|
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