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  3. Eilat

From Eilat: Hiking from Eilat Mountains to the Red Sea

Product ID: 303908
Hike through the enchanting, reddish Eilat Mountains and swim in the tranquil waters of the Red Sea.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instructor
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike in the Eilat Mountains
  • Climb up Mount Zefahot, and take in the view of four different countries
  • Witness the incredible view of the Gulf of Aqaba
  • Visit the beaches at the Red Sea
Full description
Leaving Eilat, travel southwest to a camel ranch between the mountains. Begin with a moderate 45-minute hike along a wadi scattered with Acacia trees. After a short break, start the ascent to the summit of Mount Zefahot, a mild hour-long circular climb. Upon reaching the summit, enjoy a short break and take in the view. From the mountain peak, the Gulf of Aqaba appears in its full glory, surrounded on all sides by the towering reddish-granite desert mountains, a quadripoint of four countries, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

The sun will start setting while atop of summit, making the view even more majestic, as the whole desert bathes in red and purple hues. Next, begin the 30-minute descent from the mountain, directly to the shore of the gulf. All along the way down, the sky and mountains continue changing colors as the sun sets over the desert.

Upon arrival at the beach, take some free time to bathe in the cool waters of the Red Sea, where colorful fish are swimming at immediate proximity to the shoreline. Enjoy the underwater beauty of the Red Sea for as long as you wish, and return to using public transportation whenever you are ready.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour staff
What’s Not Included
  • Water
  • Food
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Transportation back to starting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• This trail is at a moderate level of difficulty
• This tour is in the open desert air so it is recommended to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and 3 liters of water
• There is nothing available to purchase along the route
• Starting time will change according to season.
• It is recommended to bring a bathing suit, towel, camera, and snacks
Not available
Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews
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The hike was amazing, our guide was that kind of person which u want to meet during your holiday. She was very helpful with all questions and she also gave us good tips where to go and what to see in Eilat. Nature and especialy view from the top of the mountain were breathtaking. I highly reccomens this adventure.

November 30, 2019

Very exciting trip. Going to the top is quite easy and pleasant, the descent is a bit steep, but quite safe. A trip for slightly fit tourists in trekking or sports footwear (flip-flops not included). The views from the top compensate for the hardships of walking. A beautiful view of the 4 countries of the bay. Although we bought a trip, as it turned out only the two of us, the trip took place. We were taken up the hill, and after going down and bathing on the beaten coral beach, we were taken to the hotel. Your guide very nice person gave a lot of interesting information. Wonderful trip ...

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November 5, 2019

January 14, 2020

Organized by

Abraham Tours

Product ID: 303908