Timna Park
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Surrounded by yellow sandstone mountains on three sides, this scenic valley features ancient copper mines, the red volcanic Mt. Timna at its center and “The Mushroom,” a sandstone rock shaped by wind and water resembling a giant mushroom.
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Kohavit
108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
בדרך לאילת , לנו במקום, חדרי אירוח בהחלט נוחים ומספקים. הגענו בשעות הערב, טיילנו ברחבת הפארק עם רדת הלילה ליד המייצגים המרכזיים היו אורות, היה פשוט קסום.
בבוקר מוקדם המשכנו לטייל באיזור הקשתות וציורי המרכבות.
לרוכבי האופניים יש מסלולים מיוחדים, ניתן לעשות טיולים רגליים , ניתן להגיע עם הרכב ואז לצאת ולראות.
ליד האגם יש אוהל מועד, אל תפספסו, המדריך פשוט מדהים! בעל ידע נרחב, נתן הסברים מפורטים , הייתה חוויה גם לילד המתבגר.
מומלץ להגיע בערב.
מרכז המבקרים חדש, העובדים מסבירי פנים ונעימים , בהחלט משאיר טעם של עוד.

On the way to Eilat we took a night in the park, guest rooms are definitely comfortable and satisfying. We arrived in the evening, strolled around the park plaza as night fell near the main representatives there were lights, it was just magical.
Early in the morning we continued walking in the area of ​​the arches and chariot paintings.
Cyclists have special routes, you can go hiking, you can come with the vehicle and then go out and see.
Near the lake there is a tent, do not miss, the guide is just amazing! Extensive knowledge, gave detailed explanations, was an experience for the adolescent child as well.
It is recommended to arrive in the evening.
The new visitor center, the employees are welcoming and pleasant, definitely leaves a taste of more.
Written July 15, 2021
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
The park is open now and you don't have to make a reservation ahead.
At the entrance there is a little museum and a film about the place and the copper mines. Short and nice, don't expect for too much.
After the movie you ride with your own car in the park roads, stopping every point for a short walk. If you want, there are also some longer hiking. You can get all the explanations and the site map at the museum at the entrance.
Every point of interest is a nature piece of art, the nature is stunning at this place.
We spent there four and a half hours, without pedals boat at the lake, and without doing colour sand bottles. So family with little or young kids can spend a whole day in the park.
Pay your attention that you have to have comfortable walking shoes, take enough drinking water and a sun protection remedy.
Also take some food with you, because a cafe or food are only at the last stop in the park - the Timna lake.
We are visiting the park for a third time - every time it is a great time and gorgeous and stunning views.
Definitely must do near Eilat.
Written April 1, 2021
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,881 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This huge park has something for everyone. They have a lake where you can rent paddling boats, they have biking trails, and as you drive along the road they have geological sculptures, arches and more to see. We were mostly impressed by King Solomon’s sandstone pillars.
Written July 10, 2020
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star03
Israel48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We spent two nights in the park, we rented an air conditioned tent with comfortabl bed and refrigerater. It is an impressive park and well worth spending time to expirience being in the desert. At night the monuments are lit up and there are night tours.
Just before the entrance to the park driving on a dirt road you can arrive at the "Dissapearing Lake which is an old coppermine that was flooded it is beautiful.
The staff were amazing, friendly and helpful
I highly recomend a visit and if possible to stay overnight for the full expierence
Written May 22, 2021
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Yigal L
Israel151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Timna Valley is a natural wonder - fantastic rock formations and interesting archaeology of ancient copper mining. However, instead of being managed by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, its managed privately, which means that entrance is expensive. We arrived intending to rent paddle boats on the "lake" (an artificial pond!) - for which they charge extra - but when we got to the pond, discovered that the boats has stopped operating just before we arrived. They should have told us at the entrance to the park that the boats close early!
Written April 23, 2021
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Ayelet B
Boston, MA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Went with kids one to seventeen. Rented bikes some did longer some easier trails. Younger ones filled bottles of colored sand. Stopped at different beautiful highlights like the mushroom and Solomon pillars. Free herbal tea while sitting by the lake was great. You can rent swan pedal boats at the lake. Weather was amazing!!!
Written December 17, 2020
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Yigal L
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Timna Valley is a wonderful geological and archaeological area. It features unique rock formations and archaeological remains, of copper mining and an Egyptian temple, goin back thousands of years. But instead of being managed by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, its a private business, so entrance fees are high. Also, we intended to rent paddle-boats on the "lake" (a small artificial pond) - for an additional fee - but got there just after the boat operators closed up. We were not told at the entrance that the boats closed early!
Written April 23, 2021
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Dmitry F
Modiin, Israel4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A very beautiful place. This is not Utah or Petra, but it is still awesome. In colder seasons you can come during the day and in the summer it's best to sign up for a night tour. A very nice visitors center and a very nice restaurant at the end. They also have pure colored sand and give you bottles to fill.
Written September 15, 2020
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dr.jth
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Timna Park is amazing for its natural beauty and great maintenance. They have a light-hearted short film about the copper mines at the visitors center. The roads are well kept. You will definitely need a vehicle to get around. The offer bicycles and e-bikes at the visitors center that you can rent. Te scenery combined with the history of copper mining is astounding. Drive a bit, get out, hike a bit, look around, have fun. You can use the various colors of sand to make your own souvenir at the Lake House. That is fun for children and adults. They provide the bottle and everything you need (part of your entrance price). You can also rent a paddle boat, stay the night in a trailer or tent. My favorite part is visiting the Tabernacle that is near the lake. It is a replica of the tabernacle that the Israelites used when they were traveling through the desert. It costs extra to take a tour, but it is well worth it.
Written February 18, 2020
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Loved this place - nice introductory movie, then driving in the desert, spectacular views, great pictures....you can easily spend here 2-3 hours without noticing it, or even much more if you do some hiking on the trails (which we did not have time for). A car or bike is needed if you want to cover all the sights. Easy to get around by the maps they gave you at the entrance. The entrance ticket is valid for not just one day but 3 (as I remember). Highly recommended!
Written January 24, 2020
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