We will leave Mitzpe Ramon and bike northward across the wide streambed of Wadi Zin and continue upwards to the high saddle of Mount Nafcha with a panoramic view of the area, we will then descent through Wadi Tsena to enjoy a swim in the cool waters of the Ovdat pools. These pools were dug 2000 years ago by the Nabateans in order to collect rainwater for irrigation of agricultural fields.
After lunch we will descend further to the vicinity of Mount Arkov an ancient sacred place with many burial mounds (tumulus), sanctuaries and an abundance of Neolithic period petroglyphs. At the end of the day we will arrive at the agricultural fields that flourished and supported the city of Ovdat during the Nabatean period. Here a few Bedouin families live in the same way as they did many centuries ago.
We will visit some families to experience their way of life and have a traditional Bedouin meal around the camp fire. The night will be spent in one of the family tents to enable us to enjoy the abundance of stars in the sky and the cool desert air.
Overnight at Bedouin Tent- Ramalia Pools