DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Two Night Israel Tour Extension in Eilat
DAY 1 Timna / Underwater Observatory / Eilat
Travel south through the negev desert; Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the underwater observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world built into a coral reef.
Overnight in Eilat
DAY 2 Petra
From you hotel we will travel to the Israel - Jordan border. After assistance with your visa continue to the Jordanian border, drive straight away to Petra through desert highways, your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the south of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The visit begins with the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, Roman theatre, Roman street, Qasser El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice Restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 and cross back to Eilat.
Overnight in Eilat
DAY 3 Mitzpe Ramon / Sde Boker / Tel-Aviv
Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon; stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent; learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel's airforce museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your return flight home, or overnight in Tel Aviv.
PLEASE NOTE! We reserve the right to omit any site and/or change the itinerary
Should it be necessary due to local conditions.
We look forward to making your Israel tour a memorable and "life changing" experience!