General Information


General information

  1. ALL children MUST be supervised by their parents or other accompanying adults at all times
  2. Children younger than 5 may NOT go on the cave tour (the “crawl”). Instead, an appropriate number of adults must wait above ground with them during this part of the activity.
  3. We dig even in rainy weather.
  4. COMPLETELY CLOSED sneakers or hiking boots are required. If you wear sandals or open shoes of any kind, you will NOT be allowed in the caves.
  5. You should wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty.
  6. We recommend always having plenty of drinking water with you.
  7. Archaeological Seminars Institute is NOT responsible for the theft or damage of any items brought with you or left in your car.
  8. Our orders department phone number: 03-9150080 (from abroad: +972-3-9150080)



  • There is no public transportation to or from Beit Guvrin so you will need to either drive or take a taxi. There is no taxi stand in Beit Guvrin so round-trip taxi rides must be ordered in advance.  The ride from both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv takes approximately one hour.
  • If you use Waze, please list “Tel Maresha” (which will take you to Parking Lot B after stopping at the park ticket booth).
  • Drive into the National Park (entrance opposite the gas station on the main road) and stop at the ticket booth to pay entrance fees. Then continue to Parking Lot B where our staff will meet you for registration and where your group and guide will gather. The activity lasts approximately 3 hours.

Attached is a link to waze


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations are accepted and refunded at 95% up to 5 business days prior to your dig.