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Desert's Best – various day tours

The best way to get to know the most unique places in the Israeli and Jordanian desert, with the help of experienced local guides.

Dead Sea spa & Masada (UNESCO heritage site)

The lowest place on earth, surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Negev Desert. The salty water of the lake (with renowned healing properties), provides the reason for its name – the ‘Dead Sea’ – because no fish can survive in the salty water. Masada (“fortress”) is an ancient fortress situated on top of an isolated rock plateau on the Eastern side of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea.

Desert Bedouin and Nabataean experience - Incense Route (UNESCO heritage site) to Ramon Crater

An off road drive which begins at one of the most epic parts of the Nabataean Incense Trade Route (UNESCO heritage site) and ends at the Ramon Crater, the world’s largest erosion crater (‘makhtesh’). Forming a landform unique to Israel’s Negev desert, the makhtesh is a large erosion cirque, created 220 million years ago when oceans covered the area. It’s shaped like a long heart and forms Israel’s largest national park – the Ramon Nature Reserve.

Timna park and Eilat - Explore the underwater world of the Red Sea

One of the largest attractions in the south of Israel, Timna Park, is set in a beautifully majestic desert setting, with an amazing history and geology, and a number of unexpected activities including a lake! Timna Park covers about 15,000 acres in a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by steep cliffs, with Mount Timna, the world’s first ever copper mine, standing tall in the center. The Northern Red Sea is one of the most beautiful marine environments on the planet, known for its abundant reefs, and a multitude of famous ruins.

Agri-novation valley - explore the Arava majestic life

The Arava desert is a unique area in Israel, inhabited by special people who built their homes in the middle of the desert in unique settlements (Moshav & Kibbutz) and created one of the best agriculture industries in the world!

Petra and Wadi Rum – One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world!

Home to one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, the Rose City of Petra (dating back as early as 300 BC) is famous for its multicolored sandstone and Nabatean architecture, making it one of the most archaeological treasures in the world.

Spa

In a quiet and magical place next to the orchard of Nof Zuqim there is a yurt treatment. 

Enjoy and relax in the desert atmosphere.

Holistic Swedish Massage 
45 Min. – 220 ₪ | 60 min – 270 ₪
In coordination with reception in advance.

Attractions

Desert Escape

Desert Navigation Game, a creative development of Nof Zuqim, offers a formative, fun and clever attraction in the wild. Highly recommended for groups of all sizes and ages and can be played in Hebrew and English.

A variety of attractions

A variety of experiences and attractions suitable for all ages in the spirit of the place await you in our surroundings: Star observations, prairie harvesting, antelope and alligator farms, visitor centers, diverse farming tours and more…

Hiking

We recommend you go out into the amazing rocky area and experience the power of the desert. We will be happy to advise you on hiking routes suitable for you and provide you with trail marking maps.

The Mushroom Trail

A short circular trail of about 3 miles that begins in the town of Zuqim. The trail passes by two impressive large rocks that look like giant mushrooms: the Ashush Mushroom and the Tsofar Mushroom named after the two large streams where the mushrooms are located. The trail was created by the residents of the community and “travelers” (hikers of the Israel Trail). This is a special and beautiful trail.

Zuqim Bicycle single

Single Zuqim is part of the Israel Trail for bicycles. It starts west of Zuqim, in a wild and fascinating terrain and continues along a creek. During the ride, you go in and out of various tributaries of Nahal Tzofar, passing through Ramat Zofar, Nahal Shafan and Nahal Ashush. The road takes you to the depths of the desert, to the “Land of Genesis,” experiencing the virgin landscapes of the land.

Barak Wadi

It’s accessibility to every vehicle and being a circular route makes this one of the popular routes in the Arava. The route starts at a dirt path off the Arava Road, about 7 minutes south of Zuqim. It’s a wonderful ride along the beautiful and sculpted walls of Ramat Barak and Sharoud cliffs.  The Barak wadi route is recommended in the winter months after floods, when water lovers can be surrounded by beautiful deep water dips and challenging ladders.  Difficulty level: easy to medium, walking time about 2 hours and 3 km long.