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Into the Darkness: The Narrows of Wadi Hawa



Meeting Time:6:15

Completion Time: 21:00


In a remote part of the Negev is the mysterious Hawa stream (Wadi Hawa in Arabic means the valley of winds). This rarely visited area hides some of the Negev’s most spectacular hiking trails.

To reach the trail we will switch the bus to a rough-terrain truck that will pick us up from Avdat

The hike itself will take us through dark and narrow natural crevices, that will require easy scrambling, down to the stream of Hawa.

As we we ascend up the stream we will reach the Hawa spring, a rare water source in the area that attracts the local wildlife

As we we progress up the stream, the walls will close on us, forming a narrow canyon with the rare desert fig trees

At the end of the canyon is the fabled Hawa waterhole (Gev Hava), filled with freezing rain water

We will climb up the canyon wall back to the truck waiting for us at the trail’s end.

Because of the truck pickup, number of participants on this trip is restricted to 40

Prices begins at 225 NIS (early bird tickets) to 255 NIS (regular prices), including the truck.


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 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 21:00. 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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