Negev Tour | Tour in the Negev | Holy Land VIP Tours

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Negev Tour offers you the opportunity to visit the glorious desert region of the Negev.

This desert of southern Israel was the home of the ancient Nabataean civilization.

During this tour, we will visit the ancient ruins of Mamshite, Nitzana, and Shivta.

Additionally, during this private day tour, you will visit the famous Ramon crater - the world's largest Steephead valley.

Like all of our tours, this tour is also led by our certified Christian guide, thus providing his professional guidance and Christian perspective.

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We begin our desert tour with a drive from your accommodated hotel to the yellow desert of the Negev.

Our first stop will be at the ancient ruins of Mamshit.

Founded in the 1st century BC as a trade city between Petra and Gaza, Mamshit was an important station on the Incense Road.

In the beginning, the city was based on agriculture, but over time the city developed a trade of bred horses.

During the Byzantine period, Mamshit received support from the authorities as a frontier city until the era of Saint Justinian when fundings ceased and the city declined.

We will enjoy the excavations, learning about the history of the place, and the life of the Nabateans who once inhabited this town.

We will proceed with our tour to the next destination – the excavations of Shivta and Nitzana.

In addition to the Nabateans, those ancient towns were also inhabited by Byzantine Christians.

Therefore, in addition to Nabateans structures, you will find the excavations of old Churches which served the local Christian population.

Unfortunately, in Nitzana we will find much fewer excavations than in Shivta.

This is because most of the structures were demolished and recycled into buildings in Gaza in the early 20th century.

We will visit the excavations, learn about history, and enjoy lunch before embarking to our last destination – the Ramon Crater.

The story of the formation of the crater is very unique.

We will learn about the story of its formation while hiking the magnificent valley

If time allows, we will also be able to enjoy a magnificent sunset from Mitzpe Ramon, a town and a great vantage point overlooking the crater.

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