Southern District Travel Guide

  • Beach, hotels and Judean Desert cliffs: Ein Boqeq
    Beach, hotels and Judean Desert cliffs:...
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    The Dead Sea, from Route 90
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Eilat

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386,1151,58

Masada

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150,549,0

Beersheba

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68,292,3

`En Gedi

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105,378,1

Arad

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207,568,7

`En Boqeq

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75,221,0

Mizpe Ramon

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68,295,2

`En Kerem

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47,188,0

Yeroham

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14,98,0

Sede Boqer

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15,47,0

Sedom

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23,38,0

Bet Guvrin

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30,161,0

Yotvata

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6,37,0

Ruhama

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4,9,0

Horbat Mamshit

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12,59,0

Segula

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3,6,0

Kefar Menahem

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1,1,0

Horvot `Avedat

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43,164,0

Ashqelon

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9,23,0

Horbat Timna`

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20,87,0

Amazya

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0,3,0

Qiryat Gat

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4,12,0

Dimona

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9,14,0

Tel `Arad

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9,33,0

Lahav

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3,6,0

Kefar HaNo`ar Nizzanim

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1,2,0

Horvot Mezada

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4,7,0

Urim

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2,8,0

Tel Lakhish

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1,6,0

Sa`ad

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0,1,0

Horbat Pura

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2,5,0

Nir Yizhaq

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3,1,0

Paran

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1,4,0

Eilat

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  • Underwater Observatory Marin Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    Wanted to show some photos of this wonderful spot in Eilat, but my photos did not come out in a presentable form. The photo here I found on the internet at http://www.israeltripplanner.com/eilat/eilat-attractions/underwater-observatory-marine-park But I will direct you to their website - http://www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng/. This is one of the...

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  • Dan Panorama Eilat

    Eilat Hotels

    The Dan Hotel in Eilat is probably one of the best hotel of the city. While being there for the...

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  • The Red Sea Star

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Restaurants

    First, no one was at the door to greet us...we had to find our own way to the tables (3 stair levels down). No body was in the restaurant (first tip we should have taken to walk out). We ordered tap water (tourists aren't made of money..tap water = free)...but they didn't have tap water (how?!)...so they MADE us buy mineral water. Everything we...

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Masada

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  • Masada archeological site

    Masada Things to Do

    For me (as a visitor) Masada is impressive mainly because of its location and not because of any sentimental connection I guess jews have. It's a breathtaking rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea with steep cliffs that used to house the ancient fortification. Don’t forget to take a hat, sunscreen and water bottle with you as the sun was a killer...

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  • Masada museum, video and Light Show

    Masada Things to Do

    Unfortunately the Masada Museum (where the Visitors Center is) was closed and couldn’t check inside and see the archaeological findings. But before we take the cable car we watched a nice 10’ long video about Masada which sets you nicely into the history of the place and its tragic final events when the Jewish defenders decided to commit...

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  • how to go there

    Masada Transportation

    Masada is located 20km S of Ein Gedi, 16km N of En Bokek, 100km SE of Jerusalem, 160km SE of Tel Aviv.by car you can drive there through Road 90 that runs down along the Dead Sea coast. There’s a big parking to leave the car and then walk up (you can hike through the path or take the lift which still requires some walk until you reach the ticket...

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Beersheba

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  • Excellent service and food at The...

    Beersheba Restaurants

    Sitting on the corner of Histadrut street just off Smilanski, the exterior is not imposing, but you walk up a few steps at the entrance and find yourself presented with a glass of wine before you are seated. The interior is almost pure white, the walls, drapes, tables and chairs, with touches of color here and there, a very relaxing atmosphere with...

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  • Golden Tulip Negev

    Beersheba Hotels

    I spent 2 days in Beer Sheba (a professional meeting) and stayed overnight in the Golden Tulip...

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  • Israeli Air Force Museum

    Beersheba Things to Do

    To the north of the city, at Hatzerim Air Base, there is one of the most famous aircraft museums in the world: The Israeli Air Force museum. Here, preserved by the dry desert air, are aircraft from Israel's entire history. And that history is an eventful one. Not only has the IAF operated planes from nearly every major Western power, it has also...

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`En Gedi

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  • Ein Gedi Nature Reserve-the lower trail

    `En Gedi Things to Do

    Indeed Ein Gedi Nature Reserve was the main reason we came here. It’s a 6,250-acre park filled with marked hiking routes, but what makes it unique is the scenery, it’s located at the shores of the Dead Sea at the eastern edge of Judean Desert, so you see a plain environment where an oasis give life and color with waters coming out of the...

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  • Ein Gedi - Beit Sarah Guest House

    `En Gedi Hotels

    D.N. Dead Sea , 86980

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Nature Reserve:David Waterfall

    `En Gedi Things to Do

    Most people that follow the Lower Nachal David trail try to hurry themselves and go directly to the end where the David Waterfall is. It’s a pity because there are many other smaller waterfalls before and many pools that are ideal for photo breaks or/and some refreshing swimming :)Of course David Waterfall is more impressive because the water...

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Arad

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  • Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - navigating...

    Arad Off The Beaten Path

    This is very near the start of the canyon entrance and already you have to begin climbing over the rocks to navigate your way into it...as you progress the way becomes much smaller, higher and thinner with also less rocks and boulders in your way because of the swift rain waters that flow through here and sweep them away, depositing them near the...

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  • Moriah Classic Hotel Dead Sea

    Arad Hotels

    Mobile Post Dead Sea, Arad, 86910, Israel

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - coming up

    Arad Off The Beaten Path

    Hilla and friend are beginning to get the idea that this hike may not be as simple as it looks on the map.. you can see one of the many boulders that are wedged in the narrower parts of the canyon that you have to haul yourself over.Sorry, this photo has been removed at the request of a friend.

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`En Boqeq

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  • flowing on the Dead Sea

    `En Boqeq Things to Do

    As a typical seaside hotel resort the main attraction here is the beach. The central part of the beach is the public one and has no entrance fee. We were there in October and wasn’t packed but still there were lots of visitors. Although it’s not impressive as a beach worth a visit because of the unique experience of swimming in the Dead Sea. If you...

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  • how to go there

    `En Boqeq Transportation

    Ein Bokek is located 16km S of Masada, 33km S of Ein Gedi, 115km SE of Jerusalem, 173km SE of Tel Aviv, 205 N of Eilatby caryou can drive there through Road 90 that runs down along the Dead Sea coast. There are parking lots to leave the car near the sea as the resorts spreads along the beachby busWe were in Ein Gedi the previous day so the morning...

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  • what to shop in Ein Bokek

    `En Boqeq Shopping

    Because of the hordes of tourist that arrive in En Bokek it’s no surprise there are numerous shopping centres around, they even speak Russian for the big amount of Russian speaking visitors that come here. Although I usually avoid such places here was a good place to play Dead Sea products because the variety was really huge and the prices...

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Mizpe Ramon

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  • Hiking in but not jumping into the Ramon...

    Mizpe Ramon Things to Do

    The Hiking and Biking Hotel's stairway led directly down to the Ramon Crater. Hiking in and into the Ramon Crater is an impressive experience that should not be missed. The desert and especially the sunsets in that area are spectacular. Agent 0815 (who was my hiking companion) and I photographed all the views that were to be viewed on that day...

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  • Mitzpe Ramon Guest House

    Mizpe Ramon Hotels

    Nahal Nikrot 4, Mizpe Ramon, 80600, Israel

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Carpentry

    Mizpe Ramon Things to Do

    The Carpentry Shop is a hill made up of black prismatic rocks. The rectangular pipes on the side of the hill are made of the same sort of sand found on beaches. That makes it the only place in the world where prisms made of heated sand turned into liquid which, in cooling naturally formed rectangular and hexagonal prisms.

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`En Kerem

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  • church of the Visitation

    `En Kerem Things to Do

    And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior"(Luke 1:46)It took us some time to climb the numerous steps but I really liked the impressive church of the Visitation and worth to go there and enjoy the view. We were actually the only visitors inside the church as a group of other visitors were just leaving the...

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  • Mary’s spring

    `En Kerem Things to Do

    The once fresh-water spring of the village was the place where (according to a famous Christian tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) met her cousin Elisabeth (wife of Zechariah and mother of John the Baptist) while the two were pregnant and apart from drinking for the cool water of the water they chat a bit about the upcoming children. Both of them...

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  • Moskubiya Russian church

    `En Kerem Things to Do

    We didn’t have time for the Russian orthodox church but we took pictures of it from a distance, we could clearly see its beautiful golden domes and crosses of the main church from the yard of church of St.John Baptist (pic 2).The Gorny Monastery(means mountainous in russian) was built in 1871 when Russia was trying to put herself in Holy Land with...

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Yeroham

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  • The Large Crater (Ha-Makhtesh Ha-Gadol)

    Yeroham Things to Do

    The craters ("Makhteshim") in the Israeli Negev are a unique geological phenomenon. They were not created by meteors or by volcanic activity, but by a slow erosion process of a mountain peak by water and wind. A creek drains the water at the bottom of the crater and erodes the crater rim at one end, through which it exits the crater. This is the...

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  • Colored Sand in the Large Crater...

    Yeroham Things to Do

    The sandstone at the bottom of the Large Crater (Makhtesh) has undegone oxidation with many different minerals, creating beautifully colored sand: chalk-white, yellow, orange, vermillion, red, purple, blue... In a designated area in the crater you can dcrape off colored sand from the sandstone to take home as a souvenir. When visiting the Large...

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  • Petrified Trees in the Large Crater

    Yeroham Things to Do

    At the bottom of the crater ("The Large Makhtesh"), one of the attractions is the petrified trees.These are the remains of ancient tree trunks, some with a diameter of 1.5 meter, which have been petrified. You can still appreciate their shape and size. The tallest trunk is 10 meters long. They date from 120 million years ago, from a period when...

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Sede Boqer

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  • Desrt wine and Desert Fish

    Sede Boqer Restaurants

    Around Sde Boker there are several private ranches, each with its own distinct character, which provide good home-made food in a special setting.The Nachal Boker ranch was built from scratch by Moshe and Hilda, it has its own vineyard and a restaurant in a quaint barrel-like house made of wood and mud, with a cylindrical ceiling. We had a very...

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  • Terrarium: Get to know the Negev snakes!

    Sede Boqer Things to Do

    In the Sde Boker Field School there is a collection of desert animals, mainly reptiles.Our visit there constituted the evening cultural program in the Field School. We heard an introductory lecture from a local herpetologist, and then went around the glass cages and had a close look at the various snakes.It's not everyone's cup of tea (or of...

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  • Ein Avdat

    Sede Boqer Things to Do

    This is one of my favorite spots in the Negev. A canyon, a spring, a natural pool reflecting the beautifully layered limestone walls, greenery in the middle of the desert, and if you're lucky you can see the ibexes coming down the cliffs for a drink of water.There is a paved road leading to the entrance of the nature reserve and a car park. From...

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Sedom

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  • Nahal Pratziem

    Sedom Favorites

    Took Meta and another friend who were visiting us down to the Dead Sea and a hike through the Nahal Pratziem Canyon, we also visited the Flour Cave that is there. We found some striking patterns in the walls of the canyon, some of them could pass for aerial photographs of a valley system.The first picture shows you the Parks Service sign that...

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  • Lot's wife, a true pillar of salt

    Sedom Things to Do

    Lot's wife is a figure from the book of Genesis known for being turned into a pillar of salt as punishment for looking back upon the burning destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah even after being warned NOT to look back....hard to do when you are being expelled from your home forever...anyway here she is in all her hard rock splendor...and by the way...

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  • The "Flour" Cave

    Sedom Favorites

    On the shores of the Dead Sea you have several choices for day hikes, Nahal Pratziem is one of the most popular along with the Flour Cave that is there. This cave begins as a hole in the wall of the canyon and you can (if you have candles or a flashlight) follow it to the end where you will find this opening to the sky. At this point it is possible...

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Bet Guvrin

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  • Apollophanaes Cave, part II

    Bet Guvrin Things to Do

    There is an inscription dedicated to one of the people buried there and outside the chambers you will find an explanation sign telling you that the name of the cave is derived from that inscription, that Apollophanaes is the "son of" and what the honors he held during life were, much like people put on headstones in graveyards today.An important...

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  • Apollophanaes Cave, part I

    Bet Guvrin Things to Do

    The Apollophanaes Cave at Bet Guvrin, okay so do NOT ask me to pronounce this, but it is worth a visit to see this burial site. The decorations, paintings and inscriptions adorning the walls of the main chamber are amazing.Zohara is "featured" in the first photo to give you an idea of the size of the main burial chamber. There are an additional two...

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  • Underground cisterns, part 2

    Bet Guvrin Things to Do

    The second photo here will give you an idea of the depth of this complex. Used for storage of water, the cisterns run for hundreds of meters underground. Also stirrred into this mix of water storage you will find a columbarium in the third photo...used for storing the remains (ashes) of the deceased, but I was thinking more of a letter drop, a sort...

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Yotvata

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  • Tour Buses Stopover

    Yotvata Transportation

    like what I've said, Yotvata Road Side Inn and Shop is the famous stopver of travellers who want to have a pit stop and to refresh and relieved themselves at the rest rooms here, plus many christian pilgrims who do pit stop and buy last minute supplies or souvenirs and taste the dairy products before either staying in Eliat or proceeding to South...

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  • Yotvata Dairy Products

    Yotvata Local Customs

    The claim to fame of the Yotvata Kibbutz is their Diary farm and Industry. the kibbutz started out with just 4 cows in the 1960's and people were in disbelief as this is situated in a desert but eventually their Dairy Farm Grew and now has more then 700 heads of Cattle that produces large amounts of milk that supplies nearby Eliat Resort town with...

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  • Yotvata Road Side Store

    Yotvata Shopping

    the Yotvata Road Side Store is a popular stop for Travellers going to Eliat or goind across the border into Aqaba in Jordan or the South Sinai in Egypt. The Store is your last stop before crossing over the border to Taba in Egypt if you are on a Holyland Pilgrimage like us and you can buy whatever you need in this huge store like bottled water,...

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Ruhama

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Horbat Mamshit

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  • Negev Camel Ranch

    Horbat Mamshit Things to Do

    Just before you reach the Mamshit National Archaeological Park there is a sign pointing left, to the Negev Camel Ranch. The ranch organizes 1-hour camel trips to the nearby Rotem mountain range., affording views of view of the Nabataean city Mamshit and the Yamin plain. There are longer camel rides for 2 hours and 4 hours. Children can also have a...

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  • Ancient Wall Paintings

    Horbat Mamshit Things to Do

    Walking through the ancient town of Mamshit you probably will think that everything has this similar color and that the houses also had the look as they have today. But there is a room in the park that shows you a different Mamshit. Here paintings have been found and made accessible to the visitor which show a complete different look of the...

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  • Eastern Church

    Horbat Mamshit Things to Do

    The Eastern Church is the larger one of the two churches that you can find in Mamshit NP. Like the other one also the Eastern Church was built around the 4th century. On its mosaic floor you will find simple pattern. It was written on an information board in front of the church that in the year 427 there was a decree that prohibited the use of...

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