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  • Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

    1. Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

    On arrival at the camel farm, receive a safety briefing and instructions for riding a trusty desert steed. Then, climb up onto your camel and enjoy a ride across the sandy terrain consisting of a circular ride through the beautiful desert landscape of the Eilat Mountains Reserve. Learn how to master the rolling gait and enjoy the views from your elevated perch. After your roughly 1.5 hour ride, return to the camel farm and enjoy a Bedouin tea, made with mint-flavored habak. Sip on the refreshing brew and relax as you chat over your camel ride adventures then sit down to a delicious Bedouin sit-meal. Traditional Bedouin meals usually consist of small plates of food shared between everyone, so expect to dig into tasty dishes such as fluffy Bedouin flatbreads (Bedouin pita made on the spot), labneh cheese, olives and tea brewed from desert plants, unique to Eilat. As you eat, absorb the to...

  • From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

    2. From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

    The tour departs from Eilat and heads towards Petra, crossing the Aravah border along the way. Ride through the dusty desert landscapes, and marvel at the vast sandy scenery that stretches out all around you. Follow the scenic route alongside the mountains before arriving at Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, explore the highlights of the site with your expert guide and listen to fascinating stories and legends about the people who once lived here. As you amble around, admire the vibrant hues of the rocks from which most of the buildings here were carved, earning Petra the nickname ‘red-rose city’. Following your tour, enjoy some free time to wander around the site at your own leisure and focus on the areas that interest you most. After the tour, start the return journey to Eilat in the direction of the port region of Aqaba. Along the drive, stop at a selection...

    The trip, was great. We just had some problems with pick up time, the bus was late about half hour. But we recommend to all tourist of Izrael:)

  • From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

    3. From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

    After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, you will travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route, to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After passing the Obelisks in front of the cave, you will enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, where you have the option to ride for the first few hundred meters. As you walk through the gorge with the towering red stone on either side, you can marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The magnificent exterior of the treasury with its Corinthian columns is particularly well-preserved as it is deeply carved into the rock and protected by overhanging rock. To give you an idea of the height, the funeral urn alone, tucked away up in the heart of the exterior is eleven feet high.  The monumental building known as Ad Deir, is over forty meters high, its columns reaching more than two storie...

  • From Eilat: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-day Tour

    4. From Eilat: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-day Tour

    Entering Petra, through the Siq, you'll arrive at the famous Treasury. One of the reasons Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world is the spectacular Treasury facade. With numerous statues, facades, temples, tombs, caves, and a Roman theatre, Petra is an unforgettable experience in ancient architecture. The Nabateans inhabited Petra over 2000 years ago and prospered from building a water conduit system. Water was sold to the passing caravans, merchants, and travelers. After an earthquake in 363 A.D. Petra fell into a decline. Without enough resources to rebuild it the city, people left Petra. Tour Itinerary Day 1: 8:30 AM – pickup from your hotel in Eilat 9:00 AM – cross the border and drive to Petra 11:00 AM – start the touring day 3:30 PM – lunch at a local restaurant 5:00 PM – check in to your hotel and free evening Day 2: 8:00 AM – breakfast at the hotel 9...

  • From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

    5. From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

    Petra is the most famous tourist site in Jordan today. Petra was once occupied by the Nabateans, and almost everything in Petra was constructed by them. Visiting Petra, you'll be able to see over 800 objects, including the famous treasury, temples, mourning houses, caves, and more. Wadi Rum is everything you'd expect of a quintessential desert: extreme in heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter. It is violent and moody as the sun slices through the chiseled canyons at dawn or melts the division between rock and sand at dusk. It is exacting on the Bedouin who live in it and vengeful on those who ignore the dangers it presents. Experience its power and beauty with your expert guide. Your tour will begin with a pick up from your hotel in Eilat at 08:30 AM. After crossing the Arava border, you will drive to Wadi Musa Petra and tour the site. After the tour, you will eat ...

    Great Tour. Would recommend the Jeep tour in the desert and the great camp experience, with friendly and easy going staff. Food in the camp was also included (not mentioned in the description)

  • Eilat: 3-Day Mount Sinai and Red Sea Experience

    6. Eilat: 3-Day Mount Sinai and Red Sea Experience

    Your 3-day experience begins in Eilat, and continues to Egypt through the Taba Border Crossing. After the border crossing, your group will meet a local driver who will bring you to your accommodation at Aqua Sun, a serene beach-side lodging surrounded by desert mountains. At Aqua Sun, check into your Husha (traditional bamboo hut) and have free time to relax. Stroll along 2 kilometers of private beach, or bathe in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. You can also take in the beautiful views, which include Saudi Arabia (which can be seen from across the water). Dinner will be an open-buffet dinner, before preparing for your overnight hike up Mount Sinai (where Moses received the 10 Commandments). Departing towards the monastery at 11:00PM, there will be a couple of hours of driving before you begin the 2.5-hour trail up the mountain under the open sky and glistening stars. With plen...

  • From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

    7. From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

    Day 1: After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route and through the desert to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World – briefly stopping for an overview. Pass the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb, then enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. Walk through a gorge with the towering red stone on either side and marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The Deir (temple) will dwarf over you, forty meters high with columns reaching more than two storeys tall. See the Roman theater and its uniquely designed tombs, along with the sacrificial altar. Then, after dinner in Petra you will have a free evening.  Day 2: In the morning spend free time exploring Petra on your own and enjoy the Bedouin market. Begin the return journey after lun...

  • From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    8. From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    Take a 1-day private tour to Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, from Eilat. Get picked up from your accommodation in Eilat at 9 PM, the drive to the Taba border and go through the border proceedings. At around 8 AM, arrive in Cairo and start the tour with the Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest pyramids ever built, and see the famous Sphinx. From the pyramids, move on to the Egyptian Museum and explore the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world with an Egyptologist guide. There are over 100,000 objects on display that include paintings, statues, ancient coins, masks, and much more. After the museum, continue to el Khalil Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in Egypt. Here, you’ll find everything that you could imagine for sale, from authentic food dishes and fine jewelry to clothing and shoes. Savor lunch in a local restaurant, then start the drive bac...

  • Eliat: Intro Scuba Diving with Instructor

    9. Eliat: Intro Scuba Diving with Instructor

    Perfect for those who have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, this 2-hour scuba diving training course teaches you all the tools you need to dive in the open water. After arrival at the state-of-the-art diving facility, you’ll receive a thorough briefing on all of the equipment you’ll be using for the day.  After your instructor tells you everything else you need to know, from correct equipment selection to correct underwater behavior, you’ll be off an running on your first dive—in the vibrant, life-filled waters of the Red Sea. Carefully supervised, your instructor will be alongside you every step of the way as you hit the water for the first time. If you’re unsure of your abilities in the water, you can take a trial dive in the dive center—and if it’s not for you, there are plenty of other options for water activities.  The training program is available to anyone over 12 years...

  • From Eilat: Petra Ancient City Tour and Buffet Lunch

    10. From Eilat: Petra Ancient City Tour and Buffet Lunch

    Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Eilat, and then make your way across the border between Israel and Jordan. Continue through the scenic desert to arrive at the ancient city of Petra. Pass by towering mountains and incredible rock formations as you head to the Valley of Moses. Enter the archaeological site through the Siq and see the Obelisk Tomb, Silica Quarries, and Jinn blocks. Admire the huge stone dam built to protect the city from floods. Study ancient art carved into the rock walls, depicting deities worshiped within the city. Reach the end of the canyon and stand before the Treasury, the most famous and mysterious part of Petra. Follow your expert guide along the Street of Facades to Petra Theater. Listen to stories about the history of the incredible archaeological site before going back to the Valley Of Moses for a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

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What people are saying about Eilat

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 146 reviews

Really informative, enriching trip to a geologically and historically interesting mining region. Wonderfully varying desert mountains, thoroughly knowledgeable guide with excellent English. Would do it again anytime, Alex is such fun!

Great Tour. Would recommend the Jeep tour in the desert and the great camp experience, with friendly and easy going staff. Food in the camp was also included (not mentioned in the description)

The experience is recommended. Read comments here that it was a bit twisty at the border, but everything went well for us. The guide was nice and everything went well.

We had a fantastic time. We crawled through a 6,000-year-old mine! Our guide was amazing - knowledgeable and fun, and took great care of us especially in the heat.

Nice ride and great guide. Very interesting experience