Timna National Park
Located just 20 minutes north of Eilat in the Negev Desert, Timna National Park is a 15,000 acre area with Mount Timna, the world's first copper mine, situated in the center. Copper was the first metal used for work and household tools, weapons, ornaments and religious objects.
The Timna National Park hosts groups of flamingos around salt pools and other wild life which has adapted to the harsh desert conditions. The Timna National Park hosts the "sculpture stream", with sculptures created by the flow of water. Solomons Pillars, enormous sandstone pillars formed solely by nature, are an amazing sight as are the "Mushroom", the "Sphinx" and other naturally created rock formations.
The Timna National Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Timna Lake offers paddle boat experiences, the King Solomon Khan restaurant, a children’s playground and the Tabernacle – a life size model of the Israelites’ historical tent. The Timna National Park offers a special evening light show against the backdrop of its incredible mountains. Group tours, team-building activities and special events can all be arranged within the park area. Bike rentals, camping facilities, gliding and guided hiking tours are also available. This is an ideal location for a desert jeep tour with an incredible view of the mountain terrain and the vast range of desert colors. Courageous visitors can climb through the ancient tunnels in the copper mines.