Great Family Activity – Participate in an actual excavation in underground caves from the time of the Maccabees and tour through the ancient subterranean city of Maresha. Excavations are done at the Hellenistic or Second Temple Period.
Begin with the excavation and then continue on a tour of the cave complexes where you may see an olive press, water cisterns and columbaria. Finish at the pottery shed where you will see examples of the most important and rare finds.
The wonderful mix of historical, educational and hands-on activities makes it an ideal experience for families- highlight of your trip to Israel!
The Dig is available all year round – Rain or Shine because the dig takes place underground. The cave tour which follows the dig, involves a bit of crawling into cave complexes. Participants who do not want to participate in the cave tour can wait in the pottery shed which is shaded.
What To Wear?: Wear clothes that can get dusty or dirty. Closed shoes are required. No Crocs or sandals.
What To Bring?: Water, Camera and a Hat
Where is it Located?: Beit Guvrin National Park
How Long Does it Take?: 3 hours
What Tools Will We Use?: Young kids will be given plastic tools and older kids & adults will use excavation tools
Contact Dig For A Day 02-586-2011Book A Dig
The activity requires an admission fee to the National Park at Beit Guvrin.
Young children can enjoy the dig as well but must be supervised by their parents.
Digs are scheduled for morning or afternoon
Dig + Tour: Payment is made at the Dig & credit card # is required to save reservation.
$25 Child (ages 5-14)
Park entrance fee:
29 NIS Adults
15 NIS Child
Cave Tour: age 4+