To call the numbers below, dial 011 (the international dialing code), 972 ( the country code for Israel), and the number.
WHERE TO STAY
Chan Hashayarot, P.O. Box 157 Midreshet Ben Guryon, Har Hanegev, 84990; 8-6535777, http://www.shayarot.com/English/. About $54 per person per night for meals and lodging in a tent in a Bedouin-run camp.
Kfar Hanokdim, P.O. Box 1568, Arad, 89100; 8-9950097; /www.hanokdim.com, firstname.lastname@example.org About $55 per person per night for lodging in a Bedouin-style tent and a camel ride. This camp was founded by a non-Bedouin, but it's staffed by Bedouin workers.
Khan Desert Ship, Golda Park, Negev desert; 8-6557318 or 052-3900020. http://my.weekend.co.il/Default.aspx?id=83&lang=en. The website is mostly in Hebrew, so contact Gil Travel, below, to book in English. Rates are based on your choice of activities at this commercially operated camp. Lodging in a Bedouin-style tent is about $25 per person per night, $8 for Bedouin hospitality demonstration, $34 for dinner, $14 for breakfast and $15 for a camel ride.
Genesis Land, Yisuv Alon, 90618; 2-9974477, http://www.genesisland.co.il. Another commercial operation that offers a Bedouin-like desert experience.
Travelers are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags as well as blankets and pillows. Most tents are not private and often shared with other groups or individuals, so do not bring valuables with you. Public restrooms and shower facilities are provided, but travelers must bring their own towels.
TO LEARN MORE
These travel agencies have experience booking Bedouin desert experiences in Israel: