From Eilat: Red Canyon and Kibbutz Life

4.8 / 5

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From Eilat: Red Canyon and Kibbutz Life

From US$ 95 per person

This tour will visit some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the south of Israel such as the Red Canyon, the Kasui Dunes, and the archaeological remains of the Tiger Temple. Plus, the tour will visit Kibbutz Neot Semadar and Kibbutz Ketura.

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Duration 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Walk through the Red Canyon
  • See the spectacular sand dunes within the Ovda Valley
  • Taste local, desert-produced wines at Kibbutz Neot Semadar
  • Learn about the lifestyle and values of collective communal kibbutzim
  • See transformations from Kibbutz’s traditional agricultural lifestyle to the booming technology of today
Full description
On this tour, you will visit some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the south of Israel. The tour will begin with a hike along the walls of the Red Canyon, sculpted over millions of years by water and wind, and featuring magnificent backdrops and undisturbed desert trails. Continuing the journey, you will sink into the white and yellowish sand of the Kasui Dunes, made up of tiny marine fossils from when the area was completely covered by ocean. You will also tour the archaeological remains of the Tiger Temple, an ancient open-air ritual site. At Kibbutz Neot Semadar, visit its iconic arts complex and learn about Kibbutz life from one of the most ecologically minded communities in the Arava Valley. Taste the wines made here using grapes from the local organic farm, where harsh desert conditions and heightened altitude contribute to the complex and full bodied flavors. Enjoy the local fruits, vegetables, and cheeses at Pundak Neot Semadar, a restaurant and shop that features healthy vegetarian meals you can buy for lunch and produce from the organic farm at the Kibbutz. Kibbutz Ketura will offer you an insight into the transformation from traditional agriculture to technological farming. Here, you will see the ‘Methuselah’, an endangered date palm tree which was cultivated and planted from a seed that was found during the Masada archeological excavations dating back 2000 years, and the Ketura Sun, the first solar farm generating clean electricity in the Middle East. The tour will conclude at Kibbutz Yotvata, the first Kibbutz in the Arava region, famous for its sustainable dairy farming and excellent ice cream.
  • Guiding at the Kibbutz
  • Full transportation
  • Tastings at the Kibbutz Neot Semadar winery
  • Lunch and drinks

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Meeting point

Be Unique Hotel Lobby, Shfifon 3, Eilat

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour is led by an experienced driver who will take you to each site, and a local member of each Kibbutz will meet you and guide you through their respective communities
  • This tour operates only in the Winter
  • In cases of extreme weather conditions, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
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it was a very rich and complete day small hike a very nice driver I forgot his first name thank you to him on 27 12 2019 thank you to the guides of each kibbutz delighted with this day and always amazed by the kindness of the people and the peace of it viva israel country

December 27, 2019

Great guide, smooth pick up-and an unforgettable day. The Red Canyon is something, we enjoyed running on the dunes and the three kibbutzes we visited gave us an interesting insight into their lives.

December 3, 2019

very nice locations, comfortable bus just the driver was a little bit unmotivated but all in all a very good tour.

February 18, 2020

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