Looking for a refreshing place to stop on your way to Eilat? You can easily reach Ein Plutit salt water spring, near Neot Hakikar, from Masada, Arad, Dimona or Beer Sheva.
The unique geography of Nahal Arava makes this moshav a center tourist attractions. Neot Hakikar is an agricultural moshav but is also the perfect base for exploring the wadis around the southern Dead Sea. Together with its sister moshav, Ein Tamar, have B&Bs and options for mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching and exploring the desert by jeep.
Neot Hakikar Disaster Memorial
One of the worst natural disaster in Israel history was the terrible disaster that occurred in December, 1970 on the nearby army base. Heavy rains caused rocks to detach from an overhanging cliff. The boulders crushed the army base’s dining room killing 19 soldiers and one Israeli civilian. The dead and wounded were buried underneath 1,500 tons of rock and soil, three meters high. A memorial of the disaster was erected at Neot Hakikar.
The Ein Plutit salt water spring, near the moshav, is named for one of Lot’s daughters. The spring was originally known as the Hidden Spring by the local residents, since it is hidden behind cane and date trees. The spring is located off of route 2499, on the road to Ein Tamar and Neot HaKikar.