Ramat HaNegev Birding Center

a bird standing on the rock in the Negev desert

If you have been visiting Israel Inside Out for some time, you may have known about some of the best birdwatching spots in Israel. Israelis, as well as foreign tourists, flock to the country to witness hundreds of bird species, from the desert birds to wetland fowls to migrating flocks. Israel is … Read more

Malcham Salt Cave – The Longest Salt Cave in the World

stalactites in malcham cave

At present, Israel has the longest salt cave in the world. It is named the Malcham Salt Cave, located in Mount Sodom, the southern corner of the Dead Sea. In March 2019, cave explorers from Israel and Europe completed the cave’s measurements, which were revealed to be 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) long. … Read more

Visiting Eilat, Dead Sea & The Negev (South)

Visiting Eilat, Dead Sea & The Negev (South)

The South in Israel conjures up images of the desert – the Negev and the Judean deserts, miles upon miles of desert with Eilat at the end as a modern oasis in the sea of sand. So to clear up the first misconception, there is very little sand here, it is much more rocky, and although it has … Read more

Eilat Shopping Malls

Eilat Shopping Malls

Eilat may be a small city, but it is a vast tourist paradise. For many years it has enjoyed a tax free status (no VAT) even for Israelis. For both these reasons it has some excellent shopping, both upmarket and standard. Here is our guide to Eilat Shopping. Big Eilat Big Eilat … Read more

Ein Gedi National Park

Ein Gedi National Park

About Ein Gedi Ein Gedi is a desert oasis that has so much to offer. It is a green scenery in the midst of the yellows and browns, located west of the Dead Sea. The Ein Gedi nature reserve and national park is located in the Judean Desert, on the shore of … Read more

Masada

Masada

Masada – is an ancient fortification occupying a strategic, magnificent location of an isolated rock plateau, similar to a mesa. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an incredible place and story of bravery, revolution, survival and honor. History of Masada King Herod, whose architectural feats have left an indelible mark … Read more

Ein Avdat – Canyon and Springs in the Negev Highlands

Ein Avdat – Canyon and Springs in the Negev Highlands

Ein Avdat – WOW! Ein Avdat is a place to look up and say “Wow!” White cliffs occasionally flecked by dark flint rise above the Zin Valley, while three springs feed several small rock pools year round. A rare water source in the desert, Ein Avdat’s springs sustain a variety of plant … Read more

Nahal Basor – The Basor Stream

Nahal Basor – The Basor Stream

The Basor Stream The Basor Stream (also known as HaBesor Stream) is one of the Negev desert streams. Nahal Basor makes its way to the Mediterranean Sea from the watershed in the desert near Zin (around 80Km) and is one of the longest streams in the Negev. Some researchers have suggested that this … Read more

The Red Canyon

The Red Canyon

About the Red Canyon The Red Canyon is only 200 meters long but it is deep and has beautiful red colors (don’t forget to bring your camera). The natural beauty of this site alone is well worth the trip, but there is also one good thing about the Red Canyon — one … Read more