Visit the oldest copper mines in the world in Timna National Park, an area of Israel's magnificent Negev Desert rich in fascinating history and incredible geology.
Timna Park Tour
After picking you up from your hotel in Eilat, the tour will head directly to Timna Valley, just 40 minutes drive away.
You'll explore the majestic desert setting of this protected natural space, admiring its towering sandstone cliffs, including King Soloman's Pillars. Water and wind erosion have created several unusual rock formations, some of which look like everyday objects - be sure to check out the Mushroom!
The tour will also introduce you to Timna's significant archaeological heritage. Remains dating back to the Neolithic period have allowed us to better understand what prehistoric society in the Middle East was like thousands of years ago.
Next, you'll visit the Timna mines, from which metals, especially copper, have been extracted since Ancient Egyptian times. Learn about the mysterious links between the mines and Ancient Egyptian mythology...
Finishing up the tour around 3 pm, you'll return back to your hotel in Eilat.
This excursion includes pick up in the following hotels in Eilat: Nova Like Hotel; Hi Eilat; Reef Hotel; Americana Hotel. If you're not staying in one of these hotels, the local provider will get in touch to indicate an appropriate meeting point.
Per personUS$ 49
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up from hotel.
Travel by air conditioned bus.
English speaking guide.
Tickets (14 US dollars per person)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Eilat local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).