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Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

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florida
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Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

My husband and I have signed up for the Dig for a Day at Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP. We will be coming from Tel Aviv. Should we rent a car or take a taxi?

Thanks in advance!

Ottawa, Canada
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1. Re: Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

Having done this twice as a tourist in the past year, I recommend renting a car. There are excellent driving instructions on the website and they call you beforehand to confirm you know how to get there AND give you a cell phone number to call if you are need assistance! They wait for you at a gas station outside the National Park and you follow them in with your car.

The biggest advantage to having the car is that after you do the dig, you can see the rest of the park. Hardly anyone does this. The bell caves are amazing and so different from your dig experience. The park is really large, you need a car to get around (we landed up picking people up who were wilting at the side of the road in the heat and couldn't walk any further). Since you already pay admission to the park, enjoy what it has to offer. You can go from there to Herodian and tour that site as well before returning to Tel Aviv. Herodian is another site that is not condusive to using public transit-possible but not recommended, especially on a hot day.

Israel
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2. Re: Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

Rent a car a taxi will cost similar or even more than a car rental.

Chana

Israel

florida
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3. Re: Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

Thank you! And is the airport the only place to rent a car (or maybe the best place)?

Ottawa, Canada
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for Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv
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4. Re: Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

You can rent a car right in Tel Aviv or any of the cities.

5. Re: Rental car or taxi to Beit Guvrin-Maresha NP from TLV?

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