Timna Park

Timna Park, Eilat: Hours, Address, Timna Park Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 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
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עצירה שווה בדרכם לאילת On the way to Eilat
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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ronger5
Israel300 contributions
A nice excursion near Eilat
Jun 2021
The park is very well organized in terms of its attractions. One can drive from one spot to another with a regular sedan (no need for a 4x4 vehicle). Sufficient trails for the hikers with splendid views. One thing to keep in mind: a very hot area, especially during the summer months (June-September), so make sure to bring sn screen and water!
Written July 5, 2021
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skier1973
Arcadia, CA13 contributions
Lantern Tour (סיור עששיות)
Jun 2021
Amazing park! Especially magical is their Lantern tour. I was able to stay at night to take amazing pictures of the Milky Way!
Written June 13, 2021
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star03
Israel52 contributions
A wonderful expierence
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
Israel128 contributions
A natural wonder - BUT...
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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Yigal L
5 contributions
One of the natural wonders of Israel - but managed as a buissness.
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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JoSug
Ra'anana, Israel184 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2021
We loved it - you stay in your car and drive around and then get out at the relevant stops to have a mini hike. It is VERY HOT even in March. Loved the peace and quiet and seeing the history. Recommended. We spent around 3 hours doing the whole park and getting out at each point.
Written April 22, 2021
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GR_Family_Plus_3
Petah Tiqwa, Israel637 contributions
Gorgeous desert nature and great family time
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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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,201 contributions
Beautiful desert park , scenic attractions and old copper mines
Mar 2021 • Family
A very special desert scenery park with very nice and famous red sandstone attractions . The columns of king Solomon , the mushroom and others . Walking trailsas well as car ways to visit the different places . 3 thousand years old copper mines , one of the oldest in the world . Organized tours through the park , day time and in the dark . Very recommended for families and children of all ages .
Written March 19, 2021
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Gabriel S
Los Angeles, CA186 contributions
.Ancient history and amazing landscape
Mar 2021
Ronen, our guide and a skipper by profession did a great job by combining knowledge of archeology, geography, ancient history, bible story, and the mining process. Adding the landscape and the fair March temperature, all this
.makes a great experience
Written March 13, 2021
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