Negev Desert Tour: Red Canyon, Timna Park, and Neot Smadar
Discover the Negev desert on our fascinating day tour from Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city! Known for its clear Red Sea waters and stunning beaches, Eilat and its surrounding areas have much more to explore. Join us as we go on a journey through the region’s extraordinary landmarks and hidden gems.
We start off with a tour of Timna Park- an extraordinary location that combines nature, and history. We will witness striking geological formations such as the Mushroom, shaped by rapid erosion, and visit an ancient copper workstation. We will also marvel at unique structures like The Arches and Solomon’s Pillars, explore remnants of an Egyptian temple dedicated to Hathor, and discover ancient rock carvings.
Our last stop in the park will be at Timna Lake, the perfect place to have lunch and relax. The place offers great food in a delightful setting. You can take in the stunning landscape, collect bottles of colored sandstone as souvenirs, or quench your thirst with some refreshing drinks from the concession stand.
Next, we make our way to the serene Neot Semadar, a unique kibbutz community that perfectly blends art and community life. Here, we’ll check out an informative film about the kibbutz, tour the Art House, and get to taste some local wines straight from the winery.
Then, we will head off for a short hike in the Red Canyon, famous for its red cliffs and beautiful trails.
Our tour concludes with a return trip to our starting point in Abraham Eilat, leaving you with a day full of lasting memories. Sign up for Negev Desert Tour from Eilat, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience!
The entry fee for Timna Park is not included. However, with our tour you will get discounted ticket prices for Timna Park.
Make sure to download our free travel app to your smartphone (Abraham Tours). It’s packed with all the information you need to make the most of your visit to Timna Park. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go explore!
- Take in the stunning views at the Red Canyon.
- Experience the unique culture of Neot Semadar Kibbutz.
- Discover the natural beauty of Timna Park. Press HERE for more information.
- Create lasting memories of the Negev desert’s amazing sites.
- Monday & Wednesday
8:00 Departure from Abraham Eilat
8:30-11:30 Timna Park Tour (Self-Guided)
Explore the Mushroom, the Arches, the Solomon Pillars
11:30-12:15 Lunch and free time in Timna Lake
12:45-14:15 Kibbutz Neot Smadar- visit the Art Center and Winery
15:00-16:30 Short hike in the Red Canyon
17:00 Arrive back at Abraham Eilat
Good to Know
- The tour is self-guided.
- Things to bring: Passport, Hat and sunscreen, walking shoes, water and snacks
- The entrance fee for Timna Park, as well as lunch at Timna Lake, is not included.
- We recommend that you dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.
- We'll be spending a good portion of the day outside, so it's important to drink plenty of water, especially during the hotter months.
- Tour and wine tasting in Neot Smadar
- An entry ticket to Timna Park (35 NIS)
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What does the Negev Desert tour price include?
The tour price includes transportation to all sites and guided wine tasting in Neot Smadar. Please note that the entry fee for Timna Park as well as lunch, are not included.
What are the advantages of a self-guided tour?
A self-guided tour allows you the freedom and flexibility to explore each site as you wish. However, by signing up for our tour, we save you the hassle of planning and organizing the logistics of the trip. Our well-planned itinerary ensures you don’t miss out on the key landmarks and hidden gems of the Negev desert.
Do you offer discounts for Timna Park's entry fee?
Yes, participants of our tour are eligible for discounted ticket prices for Timna Park.
What should I bring with me?
We suggest bringing a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, and a bottle of water. Also, don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning views
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, private tours are available upon request. Please contact us directly for more details.