The En Avdat National Park is simply an oasis in a spectacular canyon, situated in the heart of the Negev. Water flowing from the Avdat Spring cut through the soft white chalk creating a deep, narrow canyon. There is a waterfall that tumbles down from above and around the pools the greenery blossoms. The trail through the park was created in way so as not to damage the landscape. The trail passes by caves that were inhabited by monks in the Byzantine period. There are parts of the trail that include climbing iron rungs on the rock wall when completing the whole trail from the lower to upper entrance. An easier option is to walk along the streambed from the lower entrance, at the foot of the waterfall and to return along the same path. One can purchase a ticket that is good for both the lower and upper entrances. It is also possible to buy a ticket for both the En Avdat National Park and Avdat National Park, which is the site of the former Nabatean city.
address: The park is located off road 40 with the lower entrance near Ben Gurion's tomb and the upper entrance about 5km to the south.
Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00, Fri and Holiday Eves 8:00-15:00
Categories : Nature Parks