Tours Deep into the Desert
Bateva’s special jeep tours will take you to unique sites, where you will enjoy breathtaking views and gems hidden deep in the desert.
The secrets of the Nabatean Incense Route, ancient desert ritual sites and rock etchings in Karkom Mountain, cisterns and fountains along the Zin Valley, water deep in the desert at the Abu Trifa Valley, wild landscapes in Nahal Paran and the Great River Region and more.
Bateva’s team will be happy to prepare a custom-made tour for you, or to offer you one of our special routes in the area. Most sites are located in military training areas and can only be visited in weekends and holidays.
The tours are guided by professional licensed tour guides. You can order a light lunch for the day.
Price: 2,500 NIS per Jeep
Some identify this mountain with the Biblical Sinai Mountain. featuring so many ritual sites, boasting thousands of rock etchings. The Clift of the Rock at the top of the mountain, the glow around the Burning Bush, the site of the 12 standing stones and the ten commandments may certainly point to a connection to the Biblical story. . Karkom Mountain is definitely one of the desert’s most fascinating and interesting sites. We specialize in tours on and around the mountain The tour entails considerable hiking.
The Incense Route
This important trade route was used by different civilizations over the ages. The most famous were the Nabateans, who used it to trade spices, salt and mainly perfumes. Along this route, we will find unique landscapes, water at the heart of the desert and ancient inns and strongholds.
Zin Valley & Ein Akev
Price: 1,000 NIS
A tour of the spectacular landscapes of the Zin Valley, passing at the foot of the Zinim Cliff, with desert vegetation and wildlife in Nahal Zin, the “Wishing Well”, a Byzantine stronghold and a tea break at Ein Akev next to a beautiful fountain and pool, and a short hike to the fountain.