Bet Guvrin - Maresha National Park Tour
The hills, approximately 400m above sea level, consist mainly of chalk overlaid with harder rock called "Nari".
For thousands of years people have been cutting into the rock beneath the nari as quarries, burial caves, storerooms, industrial facilities, hideouts and dovecotes.
They dug small openings into the nari, normally no more than two meters thick, and expanded the caves into the softer chalk beneath. Hundreds of such caves were dug at Bet Guvrin and its surroundings, creating subterranean networks of unparalleled complexity.
At a high point in the park is Tel Maresha, the highest city in the Judean Lowlands. Bet Guvrin was an important city in the Crusader era as well. Eventually, the Arab village of Beit Jubrin was established among its ruins. It was abandoned during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Visitors can follow the marked trail through the park using the map provided at the entrance.
Participants will go through a special trip in one of the unique places in Israel.
Location: Bet Guvrin