Negev Desert Adventure Tour



Negev Desert Adventure Tour

Negev Desert, covering half of Israel, is an area bustling with beauty. The beauty of the desert is well known but its highlight lies in realising how Israel is making the desert green. The Negev Desert is not at all devoid of life. Nomadic Bedouin have lived here for centuries, moving seasonally along with their livestock. Highlights include viewing Makhtesh, unique crater-like landforms. Hiking trails lead to Ein Avdat valley, with stunning views across the desert landscape.

Begin with a comprehensive tour of Jerusalem, then take a short excursion south towards the Dead Sea. En route, visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and explore Masada, the mountaintop fortress, or choose to hike in the lush Ein Gedi oasis. Stay at a luxury resort at Mizpe Ramon, in the heart of the Negev Desert. Activities include trekking and ecology tour in the Arava Valley. Then visit Rosh Pina in the Galilee region to browse art galleries and visit vineyards.

And, visit David Ben-Gurion’s home in Kibbutz Sde Boker.

What We Love
  • Visit Jerusalem where the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take an excursion to the Dead Sea and relax in the salt- and mineral-laden waters.
  • Spend some time at one of Israel's finest luxury resorts at Mitzpe Ramon.
  • Spend time in the Galilee region of vineyards, kibbutz and luxury spa resorts.
  • Spend time in the Galilee region of vineyards, kibbutz and luxury spa resorts.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Negev Desert Adventure Tour Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Negev Desert, Galilee, Tel Aviv.
(13 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Jerusalem VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights: Upon arrival, enjoy VIP airport assistance before being transferred to Jerusalem, where your expert private guide will bring the city and its incredible, multi-layered history to life. One of the world's most historic cities—the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Jerusalem is a fascinating mix of cultures and religions. Visit different neighbourhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – City Highlights Tour
Jerusalem See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private homes. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives and walk upon the old city ramparts.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – The Surrounds
Jerusalem Full-day private tour to include the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah while shopping for pantry staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's extensive resort facilities and beautiful, park-like grounds.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Culinary & Culture Tour
Jerusalem If desired, we can arrange special interest activities around Jerusalem, such as a private market tour and cooking class with a renowned food expert, a tour of the ancient City of David or the excavation tunnels under the Western Wall, a meeting with a geo-political expert, an archaeological dig, a walk through the city's ancient underground water tunnels, specialized shopping or a visit to Ein Kerem village to experience its local food, wine, art and religious sites. Perhaps opt for an expert-led excursion to Bethlehem or Jericho or hiking in the Judean Hills.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 5 – Masada & Dead Sea Tour
Negev Desert Next, enjoy a private excursion to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. En route, visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and Masada, a UNESCO-listed 2000-year-old mountaintop fortress, or choose to hike in the lush Ein Gedi oasis. Transfer to the Negev Desert for two nights at one of Israel's finest luxury resorts at Mizpe Ramon, in the heart of the arid beauty of the Negev Desert.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 6 – Adventure Activities
Negev Desert Enjoy hiking or rappelling at the impressive Ramon Crater, see rock art at Mount Karkom, take a camel ride or desert jeep excursion or visit a boutique winery. You may also choose to take an excursion to the ancient Nabbatean city of Avdat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the storied Spice Route. Special-interest activities include visiting David Ben-Gurion's home on Kibbutz Sde Boker, visiting the Air Force Museum near Beer-Sheba or taking an ecology tour in the Arava Valley.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 7 – Transfer
Galilee Spend the next three nights in the Galilee region at a luxury spa resort in Rosh Pina. En route, you may wish to tour the ancient cities of Beit Shean, Caesarea or the UNESCO-listed Acre (Akko).
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 8 – Sea of Galilee Tour
Galilee Enjoy private touring around the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias and Lake Kinneret), an area renowned for its beautiful landscapes and proximity to important historical and biblical sites. Browse art galleries in Rosh Pina, sample wines at local vineyards, visit Nazareth, Capernaum or a kibbutz, or tour the mystical town of Safed (Tzfat), one of the four holy cities of the Talmud and the birthplace of Kabbalah.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 9 – Golan Heights Tour
Galilee Flexible private touring in the region, with option for shopping. Alternatively, enjoy active pursuits such as a four-wheel drive excursion in the Golan Heights, a fertile region of springs, waterfalls and Crusader ruins.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 10 – Transfer
Tel Aviv Conclude your tour in Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. During private touring, experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa and the Carmel Market.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 11 – City Highlights Tour
Tel Aviv Visit museums such as the Eretz Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, and explore the city's burgeoning contemporary gallery scene. If desired, we can also arrange a tour of the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 12 – The Surrounds
Tel Aviv Afternoon at leisure to enjoy beach or shopping: Additional options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping, visiting the Design Museum Holon, strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana, spending time on the beach and enjoying the city's excellent restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 13 – Depart
Tel Aviv Take a private transfer to the airport and connect with your onward flight.

Negev Desert Adventure Tour Israel

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

When to Go In April, the rainy season, the beaches are open to the public and Israelis have a two-week long Passover vacation. May brings perfect weather, no crowds and beautiful scenery. June to August can be a busy time as American family arrive during their school break. Sept and Oct, the weather starts to cool and the crowds disappear. A good time to travel but avoid arriving on the eve of Yom Kippur, as the whole country grinds to a halt and the week-long holiday of Sukkot when Israelis go on vacation.

Nov to Jan is beautiful weather and no crowds. December and January can be cool and wet, but great for the authentic Christmas experience. Feb and Mar is a perfect time for trekking. The hills of Judea, Galilee, and the Golan Heights are covered with wildflowers, and the weather is cool. The Jewish holiday of Purim has become a major week-long celebration, a cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras, with day and night festivals and street parties in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.