As a tour guide with many years of rich experience, I offer a variety of guided tours at fascinating points of interest.
Following the Writer Amos Oz Tour
Arad, a city of scholars, writers, and poets. Exploring the footsteps of Amos Oz in Arad.
What did Amos seek when he came to the city? What did he hope to find and what did he discover?
A tour through the beautiful city that ignites the spirit of creativity.
The tour lasts for three hours, starting from the writer’s house on Nof Street and descending to the bench at the street’s end. Throughout the tour, there will be stops for explanations and readings from his books. We will descend from the city to the desert.
A magical journey in the footsteps of the writer who lived and wrote in Arad for three decades, influenced by the desert landscapes that surrounded him and shaped his thoughts and writing.
Tour on the Summit of Mount Kidod
A trip to the top of Mount Kidod, where the city was founded.
Exploring the motives of its pioneers as they ventured to the eastern reaches of the Negev, probing their vision for establishment, and evaluating the realization of their dreams.
Arad’s orderly, linear urban layout gazes ahead, its sturdy foundations are a testament to its forward gaze, positioned atop soil that once craved oil, may discover gas.
Short car journeys through shortcuts, passing charming spots and beautiful landscapes, all against the backdrop of the breathtaking scenery that ignites inspiration.
Arad in the Rain’s Embrace
Exploring Arad’s Charm Amidst Rain: Unveiling the Enigmatic Landscape that Has Historically Lured People to the Desert. Is the Desert Alluring or Intimidating?
- Meeting point at the top of Nof Street, corner of Moab Street, 9:00 a.m., a walk to the water pools, at the top of Mount Kidod.
- Drive to Mitzpe Gorani.
- Trip to Moab Viewpoint. The statue of Yigal Tomarkin.
A trip that combines short walks and short trips.
(Suitable for attentive listeners and people that like to hike).
Desert At Your Doorstep
Arad, a city of scholars, philosophers, writers, and poets, that ignites the spirit of inspiration and creation.
How does Arad distinguish itself from other development towns in the Negev?
Exploring the great pioneering story of the gem at the edge of the Eastern Negev.
A city that sparks imagination amidst the Judean Desert landscape.
We delve into captivating and picturesque spots, unveiling the enigma of the desert’s allure. Is the desert beckoning or daunting?
Who are the lords of the desert, the shepherds of the herds? What distinguishes them from the city’s residents?
Stories of fascinating groups, tribes, and communities that ventured into the desert to search for themselves and their gods.
The captivating allure of the desert and the wisdom it imparts to us, humanity.
Arad – A city of culture, where diverse groups live in harmony.
Embark on a journey that’s more than just a trip—it’s an experience. Join the last Nabatean as he guides us through the realm of perfumes and spices. Through his tales of adventure and challenge in Arad’s desert, we’ll navigate the encounters with crawling creatures and other desert dwellers.
Under the canopy of a starlit sky, we’ll venture out on a nocturnal excursion, seeking to unravel the desert’s enigmatic charm. We’ll come to understand the essence of the city as it surrenders to the night, prompting all those who thrive in darkness to emerge from their sanctuaries—some driven by hunger, others by love.
Campfire Tales Evening
For those who are attentive, curious, and intrigued listeners, an enchanting experience awaits. Join me as I bring the ancient art of storytelling to life around the warm glow of a campfire in a Wadi, the hotel lobby, a cozy Zimmer, my own garden, or by the crackling wood fireplace in my living room during the winter.
As we sip on cinnamon and clove-infused tea, I will transport you to another time and place with special and original stories. You will be captivated by the epic saga of the lost Dan tribe, beyond Kush Mountain. Discover the tale of the Dead Sea’s revenge on humans. Uncover the journey of the last Nabatean, steeped in the mysteries of perfumes and spices. And immerse yourselves in the narratives of nomadic Bedouin shepherds and the enigmatic desert lords.
Tel Arad Exploration
When we pause in modern Arad, it’s only natural to seek insight into the ancient origins from which the new Arad has evolved. Embark on a tour of Tel Arad Antiquities for an unforgettable journey through time. Discover a 5000-year-old Canaanite city interwoven with biblical significance. Uncover the remains of a citadel from the era of the House of David.
At the heart of the citadel, archaeologists unveiled a temple reminiscent of Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. Complete with a courtyard, a hall, and the Holy of Holies, this remarkable discovery includes replicas of the covenant tablets and a striking underground water system.
As the day winds toward late afternoon, savor the breathtaking view from the citadel—stretching across the southern Hebron mountain and the Arad valley.
Mount Kanaim Sunrise / Sunset Tour
20 minutes’ drive from Arad, we delve deep into the landscapes of the Judean Desert. The desert of truth seekers, those searching for a path, and the redemption of the soul. The desert of the Essenes, a unique and captivating society of Second Temple-era Judaism. We will recount the stories of the Sikrikim, Essenes, rebels, and kings. The mountains around us, each with its unique name, will also tell their stories, overlooking the blue and salty lake. On a moonlit night, the lake is silvered by the moonlight or during a sunrise spectacle over the Moab Mountains, we’ll experience the poignant story of the Dead Sea and its fascinating and indescribable emptiness, while witnessing the uplifting spirit.
Mount Kanaim Sunrise / Sunset Tour
Just a 20 minute drive from Arad, we will find ourselves immersed in the heart of the landscapes of the Judean Desert. The desert of truth seekers, those searching for a path, and the redemption of the soul. The desert of the Essenes, a unique and captivating society of Second Temple-era Judaism. We will recount the stories of the Sikrikim, Essenes, rebels, and kings. The mountains around us, each with its unique name, will also tell their stories, overlooking the blue and salty lake. Whether under the moonlight that graces the water’s edge or amidst the spectacle of sunrise painting the Moab mountains, the somber tale of the dying Dead Sea will be recounted as we observe its fascinating and indescribable emptiness, we will experience pure elation.