Things to do in Negev Desert

Our most recommended things to do in Negev Desert

From Eliat: Red Canyon Guided Tour

1. From Eliat: Red Canyon Guided Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Eilat in a jeep. Travel for 20 minutes to the Red Canyon located in the nearby mountains of Eilat. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic walk for 90 minutes through the canyon. Learn about the geology and history of the region.  Admire the vibrant pink color of the gorges and discover the various rock formations created by water and wind erosion over millions of years. Take a moderately challenging hike in the direction of Ein Natafim. Finally, take in the beautiful views from the Mount Yoash observation point. See 4 different countries from this unique vantage point, as well as the Gulf of Eilat. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Eilat.

Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

2. Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

On arrival at the camel farm, receive a safety briefing and instructions for riding a trusty desert steed. Then, climb up onto your camel and enjoy a ride across the sandy terrain consisting of a circular ride through the beautiful desert landscape of the Eilat Mountains Reserve. Learn how to master the rolling gait and enjoy the views from your elevated perch. After your roughly 1.5 hour ride, return to the camel farm and enjoy a Bedouin tea, made with mint-flavored habak. Sip on the refreshing brew and relax as you chat over your camel ride adventures then sit down to a delicious Bedouin sit-meal. Traditional Bedouin meals usually consist of small plates of food shared between everyone, so expect to dig into tasty dishes such as fluffy Bedouin flatbreads (Bedouin pita made on the spot), labneh cheese, olives and tea brewed from desert plants, unique to Eilat. As you eat, absorb the torchlit setting and desert surroundings - it’s a magical experience!

Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

3. Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

After pickup from your hotel, head to the jeep gathering point. From this point you'll ascend through the wadi along Nahal Solomon, Rehoboam Nahal, Jehoshaphat Nahal up to 725 meters above sea level on the way to Mount Joash. At a few stopping points, your guide will share stories about the history of the area.  You'll also stop for a little picnic with pita bread with local labane cheese and a cup of herbal tea, before continuing up to the last point of your trip. From this observation point you'll be able to see four countries, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. After visiting Mount Joash you'll head back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Negev Desert

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Highly recommend! Our guide, Alex, was knowledgeable and entertaining. He kept us laughing while still pointing out all the interesting points. We were picked up from our hotel, started our tour and made several stops for pictures along the way. The jeep made a break for tea and pita with a final stop at the top of a mountain where you can see several surrounding countries. We took photos at sunset before heading back. It is worth adding to your Eilat trip!

We enjoyed our trip with Alex. He is very open, heartful, knowledgeable and easygoing. Oh, he is a very good cook too. He fed us delicious pita wrap, warmed up on an open fire, with hot tea. Pictures of the sunset over 4 countries turned out to be incredible.

The tour guide for this adventure is multilingual, extremely knowledgeable about this location, is friendly and funny, and great driver in rough terrain, and I will be recommending this tour to anyone who comes to Israel.

The canyon is very beautiful. The driver was friendly and also gave us other tips about Eilat. Everything went well with the pickup.

perfect offroad activity with stunning views and delicious tea