Eilat and the Negev

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  • 1. Avdat National Park


    The remains of the Nabatean city of Avdat loom on a hilltop over part of the old Incense Route between Petra and Gaza, a reminder of how valuable...Read More

  • 2. Carmey Avdat Farm Winery


    Set on an ancient riverbed and vineyard, this winery-guesthouse–gift shop complex is the labor of love of Hannah and Eyal Israel, who moved...Read More

  • 3. Coral Beach Nature Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Less than 1 km (½ mile) south of Eilat, this is one of the finest and most densely populated coral reefs in the world. Close to the shoreline...Read More

  • 4. Makhtesh Ramon

    Nature Sight

    Words simply cannot do this natural wonder justice. This immense depression is 40 km (25 miles) long, 10 km (6 miles) wide, and at its deepest...Read More

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  • 5. Museum of Bedouin Culture


    This one-of-a-kind museum focuses on the Bedouin people, who have long populated the Negev and whose traditional way of life is changing in...Read More

  • 6. North Beach


    Running northeast from the intersection of Durban and Arava Streets, North Beach is what comes to mind when most people think about Eilat. This...Read More

  • 7. The Relaxation Pools at Dolphin Reef


    A planked walkway leads to a hideaway consisting of a warren of open spaces designed for pure relaxation. Blink and you might miss it—and trust...Read More

  • 8. Timna Park

    Nature Sight

    The granite Timna Mountains (whose highest peak is 2,550 feet) are just the beginning of this park's spectacular collection of rock formations...Read More

  • 9. Underwater Observatory Marine Park


    One of Eilat's star attractions can be recognized by its tall, space-needle-like structure punctuating the waves just offshore. A short drive...Read More

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  • 10. Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This popular nature preserve is a natural habitat for biblical-era animals and birds. Roaming around are stripe-legged Africa wild asses, Dorcas...Read More

  • 11. Alpaca Farm


    Just west of Mitzpe Ramon you'll find this farm and its herd of 200 sweet-faced alpacas and llamas. Young and old get a kick out of feeding...Read More

  • 12. Ben-Gurion's Desert Home

    Historic Home

    Thousands of people make their way to this pilgrimage site every year. David Ben-Gurion (1886–1973), Israel's first prime minister, was one...Read More

  • 13. Ben-Gurion's Grave


    The revered prime minister's grave, just 3 km (2 miles) south of his desert home in Kibbutz Sde Boker, is often visited at the same time. Walk...Read More

  • 14. Botanical Garden of Eilat


    This former military base is now home to plants from all over the world, as well as some grown from seeds thousands of years old. The small...Read More

  • 15. Dolphin Reef

    South Beach | Beach

    Very popular with families, this observation point has a high admission charge, but the perks make it worthwhile. The highlight is the opportunity...Read More

  • 16. Ein Avdat National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Water flowing from Ein Avdat (Avdat Spring) has cut a beautiful, narrow canyon through the area's soft white chalk, forming a marvelous oasis...Read More

  • 17. Israel Air Force Museum


    For plane lovers, this is a field of dreams. Housed on the Hatzerim Air Force Base, this open-air museum has more than a hundred airplanes and...Read More

  • 18. Kornmehl Goat Cheese Farm


    This farm lets you watch adorable goats being fed and milked daily. You also have the opportunity to buy cheese or to sample the dairy's superb...Read More

  • 19. Mitzpe Ramon Visitor Center


    This visitor center—dedicated to Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who perished in the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster—is perched at the...Read More

  • 20. Mount Yoash


    This lookout point along the border road with Egypt is an easy trip from Eilat. Head west along Route 12 into the Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve...Read More

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