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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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Great and good for kids

We went here 2 families with kids (8-2) we did both the car route and the walking route with the older kids. Very interesting and not a difficult trip - bring hats, water and... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went here 2 families with kids (8-2) we did both the car route and the walking route with the older kids. Very interesting and not a difficult trip - bring hats, water and sunscreen as you are in the sun of you are walking.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go on the Archeologic Seminars dig of the caves! Lots of fun, educational, and active, all at the same time. A highlight of ours and many others trips!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice park. So much history! Beautifully preserved. The caves are incredible. Plan to stay here for several hours - bring plenty of water and food. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 3 hour tour, my kids ranged in age from 3-9. It was a wonderful educational experience and they had so much fun! They really enjoyed all the parts of the program from the digging, the sifting, the cave "crawl" and seeing pics of actual findings. Thank you!

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on a live dig. Paul, our guide was attentive and informative. Wonderful experience

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun way to get an idea of how archeologists work. I didn't find much besides broken pottery pieces, but it was fun. The guide was entertaining and engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a bit off the beaten track, about 30km from Jerusalem, it is in the Judean plains...but it is a site with almost 3000 years of existance, and amazing of how the people that built it, did the underground work, it was hot, so walking to the different locations can be hard, take water, but the site is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bet Guvrin in the middle of the week end of July. We had an amazing time! We were 3 adults and 4 kids aged 4-10. We were almost alone in the entire park and had the caves for ourselves. It was extremely hot so we took the car from one parking lot to the next to see... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge bell caves with beautiful colors in the rock formations. Very picturesque and well worth the trip to find it (kind of in the middle of nowhere). Many different entrances below ground to various caves and sites. Nice to do in summer when it's hot because the caves are nice and cool.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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