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Cool Springs and Mighty Cliffs: Negev Hiking Adventure to Zin

189.5 NIS
Per person
189.5 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:06:00

Completion Time: 20:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Hiking


The mighty Zin stream carves its way through the white cliffs of the Zinnim, into the wide Zin Valley, creating some of the Negev’s most iconic springs: Ein Avdat and Ein Akev. These cliffs are home to many animals, including herds of Ibex and rare Griffin vultures.

On this intermediate level day hike, we will start hiking on the Avdat Highland and around the terraces of the ancient ruins of the Nabbatean city of Avdat. From there, we will descend into the Canyon of Akev and the upper springs and head for a refreshing swim in the cold, deep water of Ein Akev. A trail high above the Zin Valley will lead us to the last steep descent via the Divshon Ascent.

Trip length: 15+ KM with about 500m of ascents and descents.

* Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather in this season, there may be changes in the route – stay tuned!
* The trip is dependent on a minimum number of hikers.

Photo credit for the Ibex picture: Bogdan Marcovici

Whats Included

Licensed Israeli Tour Guide

Full roundtrip transport from Tel Aviv

Coffee and cookies

Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Personal gear and supplies

Medical trip insurance

Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Personal gear and supplies

Medical trip insurance


  • Bus departs from the Tel Aviv Central Train Station (Savidor) at 06:00 sharp. See location point below
  • Pick up points: Rehovot (Ramla south interchange), Beit Kama
  • Breakfast stop en route
  • Return to Tel Aviv by 20:00
  • Contact information: 0526733716 (Ariel)

What To Bring



Swimming gear

4 litres of water

Food for the day

Sturdy shoes for hiking

Day hiking pack

Terms And Conditions


* 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 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

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

* Swimming in places without a life guard is at the swimmer’s own responsibility


*** 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 06:00 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.