Eilat – Israel's southernmost destination – is a place of sharp contrasting beauty, with the deep blue of the Red sea on the one side and the richly colored mountains, with hues ranging from yellow to purple, on the other. This tour will introduce you to some of the magnificent geological and historical history of the mountains and desert, and the rich sea life hidden in the deep blue sea.
Service of a licensed English speaking driver/guide.
A comfortable tourist vehicle.
Pick up/drop off at hotel.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route.
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle and apply for foreign tourists.
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
On Saturdays and Jewish hoildays a supplement of $175 per vehicle applies.
We recommend to book this tour at least 48 hours in advance.
08:30 – Depart the hotel in Eilat and drive to the northern outskirts of the city, to the Eilat mountain range, for a short hike through the Red Canyon – a beautiful canyon quarried by floods through the amazing sandstone rocks of the Eilat Mountains. The name “Red Canyon” derives from the color of the sandstone that makes up the cliff walls, which have been painted red by the deposits of iron and other minerals. The short hike meanders through the canyon, climbing up and down some of the walls and waterfalls.
After the hike we proceed further northwards to the Timna Park. This amazingly beautiful park covers a large area of nearly 15,000 dunams and is home to fantastic geological formations, such as the mushroom rock and King Solomon’s Pillars, as well as a lake fed by the salty waters of a natural aquifer. We will also visit the archeological remnants of an Egyptian temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor – goddess of mining, in keeping with the historical use of Mt. Timna, situated at the center of the park, for mining copper, dating back to ancient Egyptian times. Due its size, touring will be in the vehicles, with stops at the various sites.
We leave the park and drive back to Eilat where we stop for lunch. After lunch we will visit the famous underwater observatory situated 6 meters under the sea in the heart of the magnificent coral reef, so you can observe it in its natural setting. In addition there is a magnificent display of the various types of fish that inhabit the reef, as well as a sharks’ aquarium, in which sharks and other species co-exist in perfect harmony.
We end the tour with a visit to the Taba crossing – on the Egyptian border.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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