Nahal Tamar

Activities included

Rappelling in Israel
Canyoneering in Israel
Hiking in Israel
ages: 4-120
Level: Beginner, No experience required
season: Perfect all year round!
Location: Nahal Tamar
estimated time: 2.5-4 Hrs

Nahal Tamar

A real canyoneering experience in the Judean desert!

This is a desert hike through a beautiful deep stone canyon with panoramic views. You will experience an intense canyoneering adventure with different technical methods to descend to the desert floor. Your entire body will be involved in this exciting hike. You will be gripping with your hands, balancing with your legs, and even scrambling and sliding. The hike includes ladders as it passes through a dry wadi that features birds, deer, and other desert animals in its steep descent to the Dead Sea. As we descend deeper into the canyon, its walls rise steeper and steeper.

Nachal Tamar with Israel Extreme

There are many dry waterfalls created by rare flash floods that sweep through the landscape. We will descend through most of these dry waterfalls using fixed metal bars and thick knotted ropes attached to the canyon walls. We will rappel down two of the larger dry waterfalls, but this is optional. Those who prefer can use a fixed metal ladder to descend together with the security of being tied to ropes.

Nachal Tamar with Israel Extreme

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Nachal Tamar with Israel Extreme

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Nachal Tamar
MelSara K
"Beauty and adventure in the desert. We took two days with a very knowledgeable , patient and friendly guide from Israel Extreme. The first day we went abseiling in Nahal Tamar and everything was set up professionally and safely. We then crossed over to Nahal ztafit which some of our kids found more challenging than they had expected - so we abandoned the second part of the hike. Our guide was kind, and understanding and made every effort to find an alternative option. We finished off in a hidden spring which was delightful and a fun ending to the day. The next day we went to a large canyon and bathed in another watering hole. We learned about the history and geology of the area. We also found a huge sand dune to climb and walked along a cliff path over looking Maale Palmach. It was awesome. I highly recommend the services of Israel Extreme. They are also very reliable too - this weekend there was a lot of rain and we were on alert for desert flooding. Our guide was updated the whole time and very responsible. Date of experience: December 2020"

Frequently asked questions

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Hiking boots are recommended, if you don’t own them, other sturdy closed shoes (sneakers) will be acceptable. Water shoes and sandals are not sturdy enough.
Once you have booked your tour with us, we will send you a confirmation and supply list email. It will have everything you should bring with you and it also has a link for driving directions to Nachal Tamar.
No, Nachal Tamar is appropriate for families.
Yes, the rappelling is optional.
Nachal Tamar is located in the south of the Dead Sea. It’s usually about 2 hours from Jerusalem or from Tel Aviv.
No, the starting point and the ending point are separate from each other but they are close to each other. At the beginning of the hike we will take one car to the end of the hike.
Mainly 1 which is the last cliff but if you would like we can add another cliff.
All year round and even in the summer as there is a lot of shade.

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