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From the Dead Sea to Be'er Sheva

Vehicle Tour
From the Dead Sea to Be'er Sheva
  • An easeful tour after a relaxing visit to the Dead Sea.
  • The route may traverse firing ranges, and tours taking place during the week must therefore be coordinated with the IDF.

After a visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, we will begin to climb eastwards to the Mamshit National Park, which is the Nabatean city of Memphis.

Its importance during the time of the Nabateans derived from its location along the route descending to the Arava from the Edomite Hills and ascending via the Scorpions Slope and continuing to Hebron and Jerusalem, or to Be'er Sheva. It is the smallest of the Negev cities, but the most restored of all. During holidays a festival is held reconstructing the "Nabatean Market" where authentic traders and traditional craftsmen sell their wares, offering a glimpse into the past and an exciting "historical" experience.

The trail continues to the Small Crater (more precisely known as the Hazera Crater) located nearby the town of Dimona. This is an erosive crater, third in size of the five Negev and Sinai desert craters.

The Small Crater is known for its colored sandstone which changes from white to gray, brown, yellow, red, purple and white.

We continue to the town of Yeruham, a development town designated as part of the tourism development master plant to become a Center of Perfumes and Cosmetics with a visitors center and museum for perfumes and cosmetics. Until then we can visit The Hoopoe Bird Watching and Ecological Center situated in the town and stop to rest at the Yeruham Lake Park.

After the visit to Yeruham and its sites, we continue northwards to the city of Be'er Sheva, capital of the Negev.

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