Ein Ovdat National Park and Canyon

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Time Out says

This breathtaking canyon is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Not to be confused with a crater, Ein Ovdat is a canyon in the Negev desert, just south of Kibbutz Sde Boker. According to archaeological evidence, the area was once inhabited by Nabateans and Catholic monks. Today, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a great hiking destination. Start your day off at the bottom of the Ein Ovdat Visitor's Center then take a brief 50 minute stroll over to the foot of the canyon for a casual walk along the Tsin Wadi (one of the largest wadis in the Negev). After taking in the incredible sights, including waterfalls, unique lime and flint formations, and herds of ibex and other animals, you can scale the canyon for a panoramic view of Ein Ovdat.


Ein Ovdat
Opening hours:
Summer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00. Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00. Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00. Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00; Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00.
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