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The Scorpions Ascent: Rome in the eastern Negev

199 NIS
Per person
199 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:06:00

Completion Time: 20:30

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Trip Type:Hiking


Ma’ale Aqrabim – the Scorpions Ascent – gets its 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.

The windy and jagged ascent is like the whip of the scorpions tail!

This hike in Negev is a semi-strenuous trek through the riverbeds and canyons on the edge of the eastern Negev.

The surrounding cliffs offer beautiful views of the Negev and far to the east! In the canyon, we will be greeted with plenty of ladders to help us ascend.

We will also delve into understanding the role this area had within the record of the Holy Land.

Hiking via the Scorpion’s Ascent is a great way to get familiar with the land of the craters – ארץ המכתשים – and this unique geological phenomenon which can only be found in a few places in the world.

Trekking in 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 199 NIS. There will be a limited quantity of ‘Early Bird’ tickets available for those who sign up early! The Early Bird tickets will be sold at 179 NIS

Whats Included

Full transport from Tel Aviv and back with a pickup / drop-off in Rehovot

Finjan tour guides and specialists in hiking


Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Anything not listed above


06:00 depart from Tel Aviv

06:25 pickup in Rehovot

Breakfast stop en route

Hiking Wadi Gov and Wadi Aqrabim

Return to Tel Aviv via Rehovot

What To Bring

Sturdy shoes




Food for the day

4 litres of water

Any medications you may need during the day


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. 


*** 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 fulfill 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.  Return to the same point by 20:30. 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.