Timna Park Highlights Tour
Visit one of the most impressive geological formations in the area – the red sandstone Mushroom. Its shape was created by rapid erosion on the bottom half of the rock. Travel back in time to view an ancient workstation where copper was melted to create tools, weapons, and ornaments.
Surrounded by incredible scenery, we will continue on to view famous, unique geological structures known as The Arches, as well as Solomon’s Pillars. Here, we will also see the remains of the Egyptian temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor, as well as ancient rock carvings that depict King Ramses III.
Then we will continue to Timna Lake, a great place to relax at the end of the tour! Soak in the landscape, fill bottles of colored sandstone, or enjoy thirst quenching refreshments at the concession stand.
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- Breathtaking views of the Negev Desert
- Explore the ancient copper mines
- Tour ancient Egyptian remains
- Incredible and natural geological structures
Good to Know
- This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation and free guiding materials, but no actual guide.
- Self-guiding materials are available for FREE - Abraham Tours App (Available on Google Play and App store).
- This tour is available seasonally, in the winter only.
- Things to bring: Hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, camera.
- Transportation to and from Eilat, and within Timna Park
- Self-guiding materials
- Entrance fee to Timna (49 ILS)
- Guide (self guiding materials available)
- Optional – bike rental
Will it be possible to see the Tabernacle Tent?
No, the Tabernacle display will not be included in this tour.
Will there be enough time to complete the hike at the Arches ortake out a boat on the lake?
On this tour, you will be given a specific amount of time at each site, and there will not be time for hiking trails or boat rentals.
How to get to Eilat from Jerusalem using public transportation?
The distance from Jerusalem to Eilat is 314 km (195 miles), you can easily travel to Eilat using the bus run by Egged Public Transportation. The ride from Jerusalem to Eilat is around 4-5 hours long. Unfortunately, there is no train service at the moment but direct domestic flights are available from Ben Gurion Airport Terminal 1.