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Eilat Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Eilat Family-friendly activities

From Eliat: Red Canyon Guided Tour

1. 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.

From Eilat: Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour

2. From Eilat: Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour

This fascinating four-hour tour will open up the wonderful world of the Arava desert and one of its pearls, Timna.  See bizarre colored rocks, natural sculptures, the blue of the sky and the ocher of the surrounding mountains. Your guide will tell you about the amazing history and geology of this unique place. Inside the park, stop a few times and see the incredible history of the copper-related area. Along the way, see the natural mudflats of sandstone and a few pillars of Solomon, Borg Hill, the famous mushroom and arches. Take your hike at a stop near Lake Timna where you can fill up bottles with colorful sand for a souvenir. From there, head back towards Eilat.

Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

3. Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

After pickup from your hotel, head to the jeep gathering point. From this point you'll ascend through the wadi along Nahal Solomon, Rehoboam Nahal, Jehoshaphat Nahal up to 725 meters above sea level on the way to Mount Joash. At a few stopping points, your guide will share stories about the history of the area.  You'll also stop for a little picnic with pita bread with local labane cheese and a cup of herbal tea, before continuing up to the last point of your trip. From this observation point you'll be able to see four countries, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. After visiting Mount Joash you'll head back to your hotel.

Eliat: Introduction to Scuba Diving

4. Eliat: Introduction to Scuba Diving

Experience a perfect trial for those who aren’t sure if they’d like to scuba dive or not. Choose from a 25 or 40-minute dive for a taste of the scuba diving experience. After arriving at the dive center, fill out a brief medical form and get a thorough briefing on the equipment you’ll be using. After a transfer to the dive site, you’ll be off and running on your diving experience. The dive begins with a 10-15 minute briefing by an experienced instructor in Russian, English, or Hebrew. Then, on the level that allows your head to stay above the surface, go through a few tasks designed to make you feel confident in the water and with the scuba equipment. After that, proceed to actual trial scuba diving. Your instructor will confidently lead you to the magical underwater world of bright coral and colorful fish, always next to you to assure your safety. After the dive, head back to the dive center, ready to take on further scuba adventures.

From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

5. From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

Discovered in the early 19-century, Petra was named as one of the 7 Wonders of the World in 1985. You’ll understand why once entering through the Siq. Seeing the Treasury for the first time is breathtaking. The workmanship and sheer size of it will amaze you. Explore Petra and see facades, tombs, a Roman theater, and burial caves. See how the Nabateans controlled all the water of the region and marvel at the great water cisterns they built. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat in the morning. After about 3-hours you will arrive at Petra to enjoy the sights and tour with your personal guide. Dine at a local restaurant and try an extensive selection of oriental dishes. You will arrive back at your hotel in the evening.

Eliat: Intro Scuba Diving with Instructor

6. 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 old and without health problems that would preclude them from scuba diving. After the course, you’ll emerge with a diving certificate, proving your succesful completion of the course.

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What people are saying about Eilat

Its a nice tour up to the Eilat mountains...three stops...one where you get tea and pita (roasted over a camp fire). Great views. Good for anybody - its bumpy - so if you have a slip disc might not be your favorite. Otherwise...go for it! The guide is friendly, funny and knowledgable.

We enjoyed our trip with Alex. He is very open, heartful, knowledgeable and easygoing. Oh, he is a very good cook too. He fed us delicious pita wrap, warmed up on an open fire, with hot tea. Pictures of the sunset over 4 countries turned out to be incredible.

... A cool guide, a great car, a wonderful desert tour, including potholes, waterways, ascents and descents, important information, sufficient stops - man, what else do I want?!? It was great - at least for my wife & I!...

Awesome time, breathtaking views and the best guide Alex ever!!!! Order this jeep tour, otherwise you won’t experience Eilat fully!!

We had a lovely experience in the desert. Delicious tea and authentic pita. Great chats with our hosts!