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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
Phone Number: 08-681-2957
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This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...

This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.

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I've lived in Israel for many years and only now visited this national park. You just have to take a look at the photos of some of the caves to realize that it is something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived in Israel for many years and only now visited this national park. You just have to take a look at the photos of some of the caves to realize that it is something special. Give yourself plenty of time. We came late in the day and with the walking between caves it takes more than 1.5hrs even when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Aged about 2000 years ago, you can find here all about the heritage from the time the Romans occupied Israel. You can see all that refers to daily life of the ancient Jewish life, a lot of caves( being the soil easy to dig, and many were created bty the rains), an ancient Roman amphi- theater, and more.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Under the ground level you can find interesting things to see with or without children.It's suitable for all. Not sure if accessibility is good or not.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the most interesting places to visit in the northern negev. The cave complex is just a wow wsiting to come from your mouth.. It is also the place where they filmed much of RAMBO 3. GOOD FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY .

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just did the Dig for a Day program and it was really incredible. Paul our tour guide and Boaz his helper made the experience so memorable and very appropriate for our kids (5 and 8). Adults had a great time too. Definitely recommend this.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It is fantastic place. Caves are great, but there are also ruins of Bizantine chiurch, Roman theatre and crusader fortress. Worth every sheckel. We spent there a couple of hours. Beware - take good shoes. Not for those that are claustrophobic.

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Albany, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Each cave is unique and has its magic. The site is well organized. Kids enjoyed as well. A great escape on hot days.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The name of our guide last month was MISSY - she is one of the people who leads groups around the caves and supervises the Dig-for-a-Day program. She was excellent with adults; talented with kids. Try to book a time when she will be in charge.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We combined exploring the park with the Dig for a Day program. The two together were awesome. This is an amazing experience. Highly recommended. It is about an hour from Jerusalem and Ariel Aviv and so different than everything else you will do. Just great.

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place for all. We were 14.from a baby of year and a half to 74 years., including a dog! Everybody loved,. This place included nature, history, archeology, very clean, organized.

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