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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
+972 8-681-2957
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Land of a Thousand Caves - Bet Guvrin National Park and Soreq Stalactite Cave
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This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“lots of fun” (6 reviews)
“all ages” (9 reviews)
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Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
+972 8-681-2957
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This amazing experience is a unique interactive history lesson. It's not only loads of fun but also a way to assist with a legitimate archeological dig. We were fortunate to have such an informative and fun guide that made the experience even more memorable. An...More

Thank Settieshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week, while in Israel with my two teen boys, for a Bar Mitzvah tour, we visited the archeological site and participated in a dig. The experience was fun and interesting and our guide, whose name I do not know (unfortunately) was one of the...More

Thank Leslie E
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Fascinating place, but not really accessible via public transportation. The park is expansive and could be challenging to get around with out a car. Make sure you get a park map at the entrance. We had a party of six so we hired a driver...More

Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

The Park has numerous caves to visit including a huge bell cave and oil production cave and an amphitheater from the Roman Times. Excellent for families with children

Thank gingithaifa
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Bet Guvrin itself is fascinating, covering multiple historical ages including Roman, Hellenistic, and Israelite. The caves and and structures are intriguing and reveal agreat deal about the residents of different time periods. Best of all, if you can do it, is to participate as a...More

1  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Visited on a tour of ancient civilisations. Very interesting to see how the Idumean people lived - and why they left. There's a tour set up where you go through the caves and they show you everything, and then rope you into helping to excavate...More

Thank SunnydaleHuis
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Bet Guvrin National Park is located at the Judah lowlands (Shfela). You can find caves, columbrium, the Bell shaped and the Sidonian Graves.

Thank H2ATravels
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is some Indiana Jones business right here. We loved exploring this series of deep, maze-like man-made caves packed with history and adventure. There are tight spots, mysterious rooms and a few "wow!" moments This out-of-the-way National Park and World Heritage Site isn’t on everybody’s...More

2  Thank Glenn G
Reviewed May 30, 2017

My family had a great time visiting Bet Guvrin-Maresha! We had a very nice guide for the archaeological dig, and everyone in our group found some ancient remains. For the kids, (15 years) they felt like they were part of a discover, and we were!...More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We were delighted to find Maresha. It brought the parable of the "wheat and the tares" to life for us and the pigeon "columbarium" was so interesting. I'd definitely keep this on my list as a "go to" place in the Holy Land.

Thank Sooz E
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June 29, 2017|
Response from gacelle | Reviewed this property |
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Response from stanbroch | Reviewed this property |
Just checked Tel Aviv weather. Full sun shine predicted for first week of Feb. Great timeto visit.