Israel’s South – Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat
Visit the town of Mitzpe Ramon, founded in 1951 as a camp for the workers building the road to Eilat. It’s first permanent residents, settled there in the 1960s, and it became the southernmost of the Negev’s development towns. Here you will learn about one of Israel’s most famous geological formation- the Ramon Crater.
Yotvata dairy farm
On the way Eilat stop at Sde Boker, best known as the retirement home of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. Here you will visit Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley.
Stop at the Timna valley copper mines and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations known as King Solomon’s pillars. Public interest in the mines awakened in the 1930s, when Nelson Glueck attributed the copper mining to King Solomon and named the site “King Solomon’s Mines”. The most striking and well-known formation in Timna Valley are Solomon’s Pillars. The pillars are natural structures that were formed by centuries of water erosion through fractures in the sandstone cliff until it became a series of distinct, pillar-shaped structures.