Located in the heart of the Aravah, 1 mile southwest of Tzofar village, Khirbet Moa was the first caravanserai rest stop along the ‘Incense Route’ for convoys headed from Petra to the Mediterranean coast. Despite its remote location, the Site bears remains of a large square inn (‘Khan’), and a Roman fort constructed on a nearby hill. These remains attest to the lucrative trade of spices and perfumes that once passed through this area.
The Incense Route and the Negev
A visit to Moa can be combined with a 2 day tour along the ‘Incense Route’ in the Southern Negev.