Hiking is an excellent way to explore the historical ruins of the ancient Nabatean city of Advat, as well as the natural beauty of Avdat National Park.
Time seems to have stood still at Avdat National Park, which is home to the remains of the ancient Nabatean city of Advat. Founded in the third century BC, Advat was once a caravan station on the “Spice Trail” from Petra to Gaza. Spend the afternoon exploring this incredible World Heritage Site, where you can walk through the ruins of ancient villas, bathhouses, churches and caves. The national park is located in the Negev Highlands.
Be sure to take water with you, and wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. The region is hot, dry and arid.
Please note that there is an entrance fee, which includes entrance into the upper and lower sections of the park. There is also a combined ticket which includes entrance to the city of Avdat.
The hike is not difficult, but does require mobility to climb some steps and ladders.
Wear strong walking shoes. Trails are often uneven.
Israle's Ein Avdat National Park is located in a canyon in the Negev desert. The park is located off of route 40, south of Kibbutz Sde Boker.