Israel: Negev Desert

The Negev Desert covers almost half of Israel in the south. It’s sparsely populated, hot and arid endless landscape of rocky hills, wadis (dry river beds), colorful sands, and eroded rock formations. Negev desert receives only about 30mm (1.2 inches) of rain per year. There are several prominent features in the desert, like three large erosion craters and a spectacular En Avdat canyon. But it’s the endless landscape of inhospitable red, brown, and yellow sands and mountains that is so incredible to drive across via twisting desolate roads.