With a special ride - the Zorbus!

Especially for you, we organize a round trip from Tel Aviv back and forth.

Details for Zorbus

Take off

Bus enthusiastic (suitable for arrival hours)

 8:00 Exit from Tel Aviv Savidor Station Arlozorov Center (opposite Shlomo Sixt
 9:00 Gathering from Castina
 10 am Pick-up from Be'er Sheva A gas station opposite a central bus station
12:00 Landing in a parallel universe, Desert Ashram.

Bus enthusiastic employees

16:00 Departure from Tel Aviv Savidor Station Arlozorov Center opposite Shlomo Sixt
17:00 Collection from Castina
18:00 Pick-up from Be'er Sheva A gas station opposite a central bus station
20:00 Landing in a parallel universe, Desert Ashram.
Returning home exhausted but satisfied.
17:00 Exit parallel location, Desert Ashram
Beer Sheva, first stop
Kastina, second stop
Tel Aviv Central Arlozorov. back to reality

(Take responsibility and spread the magic in every corner of the Babylon, we trust you)

The exit will be in front of Shlomo Sixt and the bus is owned by TOP TOUR.

There is a transport helper that will receive a contact list of all bus ticket buyers. It is advisable to print the card, but in truth, also to come with this digital card

by car

Desert Ashram is located in the settlement "Shitim" on route 40. about 70 kilmeters south of Mizpe Ramon.

By bus

Take bus number 392 from Beer Sheva to Eilat. The stop that you need is called "Shitim" on route 40. The bus stop is very close to the Ashram entrance. Keep in mind to check for bus availability during holiday especially.

On the train

You can take a train to Beer Sheva and from Beer Sheva take bus number 392 to Eilat.


We have a hitchhiker's group, for those offering a ride and those needing one. This is the address. Good luck.

a Tent
a mat
a mattress/sleeping bag
Hygiene stuff
Most importantly - come as you are

Small gas stove - lighting a fire is strictly prohibited
Drugs - Drugs in the ashram are prohibited, including cannabis
Animals - we know it's hard to leave your dog, but it just doesn't work for us
Meat and fish - Desert Ashram is a vegetarian settlement, please respect the rules of the place.

There are many possibilities!

First there's the Ashram's kitchen. We are happy to cook and serve our guests delicious and nutritious food. The Ashram has cooks who are expert in cooking vegeterian and vegan meals. A meal from the kitchen costs 35₪.

Other than the kitchen, there's the food court! There you will find a lot of variety - home made pizza, veggie shawarma, veggie burger and more.

Next to the food court you will find the bar which sells alcohol and soft drinks, and also the juice bar which sells refreshing fruit shakes.

Next to all of those there's the Zorba's traditional chai shop, where you can buy chai, coffee, tea and home made cakes.

If you're vegan - most meals in the Ashram are vegan, you will definitely have something to eat.

The Ashram is not a Kosher place.

Camping areas are located around the Ashram, in the desert, under the shadow nets. It is your responsibility to bring a tent, a mattress, sleeping bad, and any other thing that will make your stay comfortable. We offer mattresses for rent - it costs 15₪ per night plus a deposit of 50₪. If you want to treat yourselves - we have guest rooms for rent with air conditioning.

During the festival there will be parties until the middle of the night and sometimes even until the morning, so take into account you're in for some noisy nights.

Something about electricity in the festival - those who rent a room are entitled to the electricity in the room. On the other hand, if you're camping you're not entitled to electricity. If you need to charge your phone there will be a special place for that.

The Ashram has four areas with public showers and toilets. Please save water.

We bring you a huge variety of workshops that will take place around the clock, all around the festival site, with the best workshop facilitators in Israel. All included in the price of the ticket. More info about the workshops is found in the Zorba newspaper.

בפסטיבל הזורבה יהיו באסטות צבעוניות ומקסימות עם המון מוצרים יפים ומגניבים שלא רואים בכל מקום. שווה ממש לחצו כאן
There will be an ATM in the festival.

Let's keep the Ashram clean! it's important!!
Please don't leave garbage after you, and don't throw anything on the ground that doesn't belong to the ground.
Cigarette buds go to the trash can/ashtray. (mother earth is NOT an ashtray)
The Ashram has a cleaning crew that gives garbage bags. Take a garbage bag in the beginning of the festival and keep your garbage in it.
There are special bins for plastic/glass bottles and tin cans. Please help us separate waste.
Most food is served with regular dishes, not disposable ones. It's your responsibility to wash your dishes after you eat. There are places for that. We care about the environment and want to reduce disposable dishes as much as possible.

The Zorba festival is suitable for children! And just for them we made "Children's world", a space with special workshops for children with experienced staff. About the ticket price for children - up to 2 years of age gets in for free, ages 3-12 pay half price, 13 and up pay full price.

Ages 21 and below must be with their parents to enter the festival.

The ticket to the festival is for all days. There is no partial ticket.
In case you bought a ticket and want to cancel it, the canceling policy (which you agreed to when you bought the ticket) says you have 14 days to cancel the ticket and get a refund. In addition to that, if you bought the ticket a week before the festival you cannot cancel it.
Canceling a ticket has a toll of 5% of the ticket price.

The festival will take place on Sukkot holiday. It will began on Wednesday 26/9/18 at 13:00 and end on Saturday 29/9/18 at 15:00.
If you want to arrive before the festival starts - you can do that on the evening before the festival without paying extra. If you want to arrive even before that, you can do that if you agree to help out the festival team and work 6 hours a day. If you agree to that you also get meals for free.
If you are so tired of your life at the festival and it is hard for you to leave the ashram (a very common phenomenon)WOMP, The Ashram work plan and meditation. If WOMP Not suitable for you, you will have to pay to stay in the ashram.