The Nabateans lived in our region for a millennium until the 8th Century. They were a mysterious and resourceful people who managed to prosper in the desert and transport perfumes across great distances to Europe.
In the Negev we will find the remains of their Spice Route (Myrrh and Frankincense), which are part of the larger ancient Nabateans Incense Routh. We will also see secret water cisterns and Nabataean cities that later became Byzantine.
This is a full day trip from the Ramon Crater, through the Nekarot Riverbed and to the Arava Road.
We will hear of the mythological Nabataeans and their trade in perfumes and spices along the Spice Route, more than 2,000 years ago. We will visit Nabatean mini-fortresses: Chan Moah, Bor Nekarot and if time permitting, Ovdat.