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Crater Country: The Scorpions Stream (נחל עקרבים)



Meeting Time:06:15

Completion Time: 20:00


Wadi Akrabim – the Scorpions Stream – gets it’s name from the adjacent Roman ascent that was used throughout antiquity and up through the British Mandate as a major access route between the Arava Valley and Mediterranean Sea. As you will see, the ascent and stream resemble the whip of the scorpion’s tail!

The hike is a semi-strenuous trek through the riverbed and surrounding cliffs and offers beautiful views in all directions of the Negev. It’s also a great way to learn about the area’s important history throughout the record of the Holy Land. Hiking through Wadi Akrabim is a great way to get familiar with the land of the craters – ארץ המכתשים – and this unique geological phenomenon that only exists in our region.

Hiking around the northeastern Negev is a great way to understand the proportions within Israel and gain a better geographical understanding of the region bridging the deep valleys of the Arava with the high plateaus of the Negev.

The price of the trip is 169.50 NIS based on the Early Discount tickets (limited quantity available). Standard tickets are available for 189.50 NIS once the Early Discount tickets are sold-out. Included in the price is full transport to and from Tel Aviv, Finjan’s certified guide(s), coffee and cookies!


This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain.

* 4.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health. 


*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:15 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 20:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.

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