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

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

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

Guide to Hiking in the Dead Sea Area

Rami’s Guide to Hiking in the Dead Sea Area

Hiking near the Dead Sea The mountain slopes on the west side of the Dead Sea are full of amazing rivers (that are usually dry) and canyons. You can choose out of many levels of difficulty, from walks suitable for families with little children to climbing in the most dangerous routes. Although … Read more

Beit Guvrin – The Underground Judea

Beit Guvrin – The Underground Judea

Beit Guvrin National Park has a remarkable collection of man-made caves, many of which date back 2,200 years. Located in the Shfela or Lowlands of Judea, one hour southwest of Jerusalem, the park encompasses the ruins of two ancient cities: Maresha and Beit Guvrin or Eleutheropolis as it was called in Roman-Byzantine … Read more