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Avdat National Park

40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
+972 8-655-1511
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Check out the Gift Shop

The site is very interesting, but make sure after your tour you check out the gift shop. Besides... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oran A
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Kfar Saba, Israel
Nice hike especially with a guide

There are a number of hiking options inside the park. The landscape is beautiful and in itself was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoeKemchi
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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In the heart of the desert, on a hilltop above the Tsin Stream watercourse, are the impressive remains of an ancient Nabatean city.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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  • Terrible1%
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40 Hwy | Road 40, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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"lower entrance"
in 9 reviews
"ben gurion"
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"ein avdat"
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"beautiful oasis"
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"easy hike"
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"gorgeous hike"
in 3 reviews
"desert canyon"
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"informative video"
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"sde boker"
in 7 reviews
"incense route"
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"great canyon"
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"turn around"
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"both sides"
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"takes about hours"
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"unesco heritage"
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"deep valley"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The site is very interesting, but make sure after your tour you check out the gift shop. Besides the usual nature books and info, Nili, the woman who runs the Nature Reserve Shop, goes out of her way to find crafts made by local artists....More

Thank Oran A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a number of hiking options inside the park. The landscape is beautiful and in itself was enjoyable. Our guide gave us additional insight both on the wildlife and ancient history. The hiking can be enjoyed without guide, although a guide will add a...More

Thank JoeKemchi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to learn about the Nabateans and the various other layers of civilization that took over this awesome site. The reconstructed rooms and churches are impressive, but it's the gorgeous views from the top of the hill that left the biggest impression. A...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avdat is really worth a visit, the ruins of a Nabatean town and fortress located on a mountain top, but also two churches, a temple, a bath house and a Roman camp. You can even climb the stairs of the Roman watch tower. Where you...More

Thank Per Arne H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating area historically and geographically situated in the northern Negev or desert. Interesting ruins and gorgeous hike through canyon—great combination

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

An attractive site on the spice road from India to the Mediterranean ports. Camel caravans uset stop here for 700 years during the Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine times. The place is well kept and features ruins of temples and buildings of those times. A very...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The place is adjacent to the Paz gas station, where there is also a cafe-restaurant and McDonald's. The big place is a biblical site where a quarter that was used for residential purposes in the Byzantine period, churches and views of a stunning desert landscape...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Stopping of to explore this site is a must for anyone trying to grasp the Negev Desert and its peoples. Built by the Nabateans but also used by the Byzantines, the ruins bear witness to agriculture under difficult conditions as well as the wealth and...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

It is all about an ancient kingdom The Nabat who lived almost 2000 years ago in the south of the Israeli desert and turned to be the richest of them all due to sophisticated water management , desert agriculture and smart trade !!

Thank Elizur
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of the Nabataean city, established in the 3rd century BCE, are stunning. The city was a major stop on the Incense Route, along with Petra, and was later ruled by the Romans and then the Byzantines. It is a stunning spot and the...More

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lindaravid
August 3, 2017|
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Response from hotels_resorts | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure. It depends on how much rain the area got this summer.
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Anne L
January 30, 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
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NYRobin
June 8, 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
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