Southern District, Israel
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  • Eliat: Coral Reef Snorkeling Trip with Instructor

    1. Eliat: Coral Reef Snorkeling Trip with Instructor

    Snorkel the underwater world of Eliat's colorful coral reefs, and admire the more than 10,000 different kinds of fish, sponges, coral and other sea creatures that live there. Take the option for an underwater photo shoot to take some great memories home with you, if you like. Assemble at the meeting point, and rent or purchase your mask, snorkel, and fins from the local partner's diving center. Then, set off an unforgettable journey to Eliat's coral reefs. Receive brief instructions on swimming techniques and equipment safety rules from your experienced instructor before plunging into the water. Capture the experience by ordering an underwater, digital photo shoot from the diving center, at additional cost. Make fantastic souvenirs with photos of your friends and family with the abundant sealife and vibrant corals in the background. Please note that you cannot touch anything while you...

    Alex was a great snorkel guide and he brought us to part of the reef with all types of beautiful coral and fish. I really loved the Get your Guide experience and highly recommend it.

  • From Jerusalem: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Guided Tour

    2. From Jerusalem: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Guided Tour

    Begin your full-day excursion with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Ascend Masada by cable car, for an additional fee and explore the site at your own pace. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud.

    The tour does not start as mention in get your guide at 8:30 it starts at 7:30 am. Any way we had to wait for the people from tel aviv to arrive and they where late. The guide was ok

  • From Eliat: Red Canyon Guided Tour

    3. From Eliat: Red Canyon Guided Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Eilat in a jeep. Travel for 20 minutes to the Red Canyon located in the nearby mountains of Eilat. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic walk for 90 minutes through the canyon. Learn about the geology and history of the region.  Admire the vibrant pink color of the gorges and discover the various rock formations created by water and wind erosion over millions of years. Take a moderately challenging hike in the direction of Ein Natafim. Finally, take in the beautiful views from the Mount Yoash observation point. See 4 different countries from this unique vantage point, as well as the Gulf of Eilat. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Eilat.

  • Eilat: Sailing Experience on the Red Sea

    4. Eilat: Sailing Experience on the Red Sea

    Leaving Eilat’s northern marina, you will begin your journey by heading southbound on a sailboat. Powered mainly by the wind, the sailboat provides an exceptional experience for everyone. Guided by experienced sailing staff, you will learn the geography and nature of the gulf as well as expert boating techniques. After you anchor in proximity to the coral reef, you can easily jump ship to snorkel and observe the Red Sea’s colorful sea life, cool down in the deep blue water, or chill with refreshments on board. On your way back to the northern marina, you will enjoy beverages and music as you soak in the stunning landscape. This must-see sailing tour takes you into the Red Sea, where you can enjoy the unique contrast between the deep blue sea and the towering desert mountains. Enjoying the rich kaleidoscope of underwater life and sailing on an authentic sailboat is bound to be one of th...

    This was well run and a perfect way to end the day in Eilat. The boat was clean, people were friendly and the snorkeling and paddle boards were in good condition.

  • From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Hike

    5. From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Hike

    From Tel Aviv, hop on the minivan early in the morning, and drive towards the Jordan valley, passing magnificent desert landscape. Follow the famous Snake Path up to the top of the cliff of the Masada fortress, while the cool night slowly turns into day, and watch a spectacular sunrise over the Dead Sea and the Jordanian mountains. You’ll have plenty of time to unravel the history of one of the biggest tales of Jewish heroism among the excavated ruins, before descending again. The journey continues at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a green oasis situated in the middle of the surrounding Judean Desert. Walk past its refreshing springs, waterfalls and wildlife, or even dip into one of the many freshwater pools to cool off. Eventually, you will get to rest your feet in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, experience the unique sensation of floating effortlessly, and cover your skin in its hea...

    the driver was very ponctual, as all passengers, and it permits to have a nice, safe and quiet journey. we had time enough for every discovery, marvelous points of wiew, real good randonnée and astonished swim. in one word, excellent, th’ks François

  • From Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip

    6. From Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip

    Depart Jerusalem in the early morning at 3:00 AM. Travel for 1.5 hours to Masada mountain and begin your hike to the top. On the way up to the top, enjoy the extraordinary desert sunrise, one that can only be seen in the right place at the right time. Once at the top you will enjoy some time to experience the site. Head back down the mountain and travel to Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. At 8:00 AM arrive at the Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. Enter the reserve to watch the desert wildlife in the magnificent green Ein-Gedi Oasis. 10:00 AM continue your journey to the Dead Sea. Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and enjoy bathing and floating on it's therapeutic waters. After floating and covering yourself with mud your driver will begin the trip back to Jerusalem. At approximately 1:00 PM arrive back in Jerusalem.

    the driver was fine and he even tried to explain us a thing or two ;) btw booking through getyourguide is overpriced!!

  • Eilat: Intro to Diving with Certified Instructor

    7. Eilat: Intro to Diving with Certified Instructor

    Take an hour out of your day to have an amazing experience — go diving for the first time with a certified instructor. Start with a 15 to 20-minute explanation on site about safety and how to use the equipment. Then, dive into the beautiful waters of the Red Sea for a 30-minute underwater exploration. You’ll see colorful marine life, enjoy the refreshing clear water, and admire some amazing coral. The Red Sea is an ideal spot to go diving: it has one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world, which supports a diverse and thriving ecosystem.  A must-do activity for anyone in good health, make your first dive a memorable one with an experienced instructor and the perfect natural environment.

  • Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip: from Jerusalem

    8. Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea Day Trip: from Jerusalem

    Explore the beautiful natural landscape of Israel on this tour from Jerusalem. Encounter historical sites, breathtaking views, and rejuvenating atmospheres. After being collected from Davidka Square or the Carta Parking Lot (just outside the Old City) at 7:00 AM, drive towards Masada, a cliff top fortress. This is one of the earliest Jewish symbols of hope, where 96- Jewish rebels held the fort against the Romans for 2 years before choosing the freedom of death over a lifetime of slavery. Here you will have the chance to ride a cable car to the top of the cliffs, taking in the awesome scenery. Afterwards enjoy a hike through the stunning Ein Gedi nature reserve taking in its springs, tumbling waterfalls, and unusual plants and wildlife. Treat your tired feet to a dip in the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly and feel all your troubles soothing away. You can also take a trip to the lowest pl...

    Good tour but only 2 hours at Masada. If you hike in either direction, 45 minutes are lost. Had no trouble finding pickup location at Abraham Hostel.

  • From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

    9. From Tel Aviv: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour

    You will be picked up early in the morning at 2:00 AM from Tel Aviv. Travel to Masada mountain arrive at 5:30 AM and begin your hike to the top. On the way up to the top, enjoy the extraordinary desert sunrise, one that can only be seen in the right place at the right time. Once at the top you will enjoy some time to experience the site. Head back down the mountain and travel to Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. At 8:00 AM arrive at the Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve. Enter the reserve to watch the desert wildlife in the magnificent green Ein-Gedi Oasis. 10:00 AM continue your journey to the Dead Sea. Arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and enjoy bathing and floating on it's therapeutic waters. After floating and covering yourself with mud your driver will begin the trip back to Tel-Aviv. At approximately 2:00 PM arrive back in Tel-Aviv.

    Was one of the best think I did it I Israel ! Amazing sunrise ,great vibes on Ein Gedi and ending with the natural Muf apa in Dead Sea ! Many thanks to our driver Mahmoud for driving us safe and very good skills on driving ! Will defiantly book again another tour Congrats and Success Was amazing everything

  • Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

    10. Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

    From the Old City of Jerusalem, drive to Southern Israel for a brilliant day amongst nature. Hike in the cool darkness to the very top of the ancient desert fortress of Masada before bathing in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea. You will watch the day begin with a spectacular sunrise over the Moab Mountains and the Judean Desert. Then at the top of the mountain, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride. You will ascend and descend the mountain fortress by the famous Snake Path. Then, continue on to the real highlight of the tour, a walk through the stunning Ein Gedi nature reserve with its natural springs, waterfalls and amazing desert plants and wildlife. After your long walk you will be ready to rest your tired feet and float effortlessly in the healing waters of the Dead Sea or take a bath in the therapeutic mud at the lowest place on Earth: ...

    Ghe tour was great. It is worth it to go for the sunrise but just to know you will be walking on the rocky path to the top that is about an hour (definitely comfortable shoes)

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What people are saying about Southern District, Israel

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!

Our driver / guide Samuel was excellent and very helpful. The only suggestion I may have is that the Ein Gedi trip felt a bit redundant, because of the time allocated to it, especially after very enduring rise to Masada.

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.

This was well run and a perfect way to end the day in Eilat. The boat was clean, people were friendly and the snorkeling and paddle boards were in good condition.

Nice ride and great guide. Very interesting experience