Eilat tours- Jeep, Camel & Hiking Desert Tours / Trips- Eilat
Tours from Eilat to Egypt and Cairo. Jeep tours to the Red Canyon, Timna park and Hai Bar reserve.
"Here I possessed nothing in the world. I was no more than a mortal strayed between sand and stars,... and yet I discovered myself filled with dreams."
Wind, Sand and Stars, Antoine De Saint - Exupery
Scheduled tours from Eilat
Sunset jeep tour - 4hr- $59 (child $54)1 & 2 days to Cairo- $350 (child $330)
Desert by Night Jeep Tour - 4hr $59 ($54)
Red Canyon/ Timna Valley Jeep Tour - $59 (child $54)
Full Day Jeep Tour - Eilat Mts.- $99 (child $89)
Full Day Jeep + Camel- $139 (child $125)
2 Day Tour, Jeep + Camel- $260 (child $240)
Petra – 1 & 2 day tours- $239 (child $149)
St. Catherine's Monastery & Mt. Sinai $129 ($109)
Sinai full day jeep & camel tour- 129$ (child $119)
Mountain bike tours in the Mts of Eilat
Full Day Jerusalem & Bethlehem- 150$
Excursions to Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi from Eilat
View how beautiful the mountains of Eilat can be
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Jeep tours / trips in Eilat- Timna Valley, Hai Bar & Red Canyon
Wind, Sand and Stars: The ultimate 1/2 day jeep tour in the Eilat Mts.Video of the Eilat Mts. jeep tour
(Winter) Highly recommended in the winter, spring and autumn
This 4 hour sunset jeep tour of Eilat explores the changing faces of the desert as it passes from day to dusk and to night. An exciting 4x4 drive during the most picturesque hours of the desert.
The tour includes an unforgettable walk into the canyon of the Lost Valley and a visit to pools popular with migrating flamingos. As the sunset fades to night the desert comes to life, we search for the nocturnal animals inc wolves and hyenas. The desert is particularly renowned for its exceptionally starry skies, your guide will point out the various constellations found amongst the millions of stars visible. We take a break to enjoy desert style hospitality, sitting around a campfire on which the pita bread is made we drink tea or coffee and hear stories of the desert both true and legendary.
Route: Arava Valley, Flamingo pools, Doum Palms, Evrona Spring, the area of the Statue Valley, Tzfonot and the Lost Valley.
An unforgettable and breathtaking tour - not to be missed
Price as a regular tour: 59$ adult, 54$ child.
Private Tour: Up to 4 pax 295$ in total, 5 pax or more 69$ p.p.
Mountain Sunset Tour (Summer)
The Ultimate Summer Desert Tour -Eilat Mts.
This 4 hour sunset jeep tour explores the changing desert landscape as the sun sets in a blaze of color. An exciting off-road adventure takes us over the most scenic 4x4 route in the Eilat Mountain Nature Reserve. The tour (in open jeeps) follows in part, ancient pilgrim and merchant routes. It ascends the highest summit in the area, where the breathtaking views take in 4 neighboring countries. The tour visits the only water source for wildlife in the vicinity and as the sun sets we can often find Ibexes herds coming to drink. We stop en route to enjoy desert style hospitality. Sitting around a campfire, on which Bedouin pita bread is made, we drink sweet tea and hear traditional desert tales both true and legendary. Returning to the jeeps for more off-road adventure and heading back to Eilat by evening. Tour places are limited to preserve the unique quality of the tour.
Route: Solomon's Valley, Eilat Pilgrim Pass, Mt Yorash, the spring of Ein Netafim and more.
Departs Daily: $59- adult, $54- child
Private Tour:Up to 4 pax $295 in total, 5 pax or more 69$ p.p.
Caracal and leopard- Hai Bar nature reserve jeep tour
The Desert By Night: 4 hour jeep tour in the Eilat Mts.
Experience the magic of an Arabian night under the star spangled desert skies. Explore the awesome mountains of Eilat by 4X4 by night. It is well known that the desert comes to life at night and on this special 4 hour tour we search with projectors for local wildlife such as wolves, hyenas, foxes and gazelles - all can be found in the desert surrounding Eilat.
The desert is particularly renowned for its exceptionally starry skies, your guide will point out the various constellations found amongst the millions of stars visible.
We stop en route to enjoy sweet Bedouin tea and Pitta bred prepared on a small campfire, some Bedouins' legends and plenty of magical atmosphere. We take a short walk to a small hidden canyon with the light of the stars only and driving along the valley of the statues in completely open jeeps.
Departs Daily: 59$- adult, 54$- child
Private Tour:Up to 4 pax 295$ in total, 5 pax or more 69$ p.p.
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Eilat Mts. and the RedCanyon
The Red Canyon tour is an exciting 4 hour jeep tour including the some of the most famous highlights of the Eilat Mountain's Nature Reserve. This 4x4 adventure (in open jeeps) follows ancient pilgrim and merchant routes. It ascends the highest summit in the area; part of the Great Rift Valley and includes the breathtaking views spanning the whole of the bay of Eilat, to Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We head to the famed Red Canyon. The canyon is carved in colorful red stand stone rock and here we enjoy the great scenery whilst having fun working our way through the canyons many dips and turns.We return to our 4x4 jeeps for more off-road adventure before heading back to Eilat. The tour is in open Jeeps with soft tops and the walk takes a little over an hour. An exciting combination of 4x4 adventure, spectacular scenery and walking in dramatic desert canyon. Departs: Daily in the morning 9:00.
Cost of the Red Canyon jeep tour: 59$ adult, 54$ child.
The Timna Valley and the Eilat Mts.
The tour to the Timna park is four hour afternoon jeep tour covers the ancient sites of the Timna Valley and the scenic desert canyons of the Southern Negev and Arava Valley.
The picturesque Timna Valley (park) is a UNESCO site of historical importance. It's copper mines are amongst the earliest in the world and date back 6,000 years. Sites within the Timna Valley (park) include Soloman's Pillars, the Egyptian Temple, the Mushroom and ancient rock inscriptions. We see the dramatic scenery and fascinating sites while learning about the remarkable people who survived these stark conditions to produce copper for the Egyptian elite.
We leave the Timna park and ride south taking in the spectacular desert scenery. We tour the Nimra and the Statues valley. We see the sunset as it drowns the desert sands in color with it's last light. The tour is in open 4x4 jeeps with soft tops and the number of participants is limited to preserve the quality of the tour.
A fascinating desert tour, steeped in history of the Timna park, with some of Israel's finest desert scenery.
Departing Tuesday and Friday afternoons, or private tours.
Timna Valley tour Price
: 69$ p.p. child- 64$ (incl the entrance fee)
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Spring in the Eilat Mts.
Hai Bar nature reserve by jeep from EilatFull Day Eilat Mountains by Jeep
Private 4 hours jeep tour from Eilat to the Hai Bar nature reserve incl feeding of the predators and visiting the Timna Valley. The Hai Bar nature reserve- Endangered and locally extinct animals mentioned in the Bible are bred here for possible reintroduction to the Negev desert.
Exploring the Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve. From the Jordanian Border to the Egyptian Border. We begin this eight-hour tour in the expanses of the Arava Valley. From there we journey up to the heights of the Negev Plateau. We visit en route the scenic Eteq Valley and the narrow Eteq canyon whose year-round rock pools are popular with local wildlife. Stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch and sweet desert tea. We ascend the very highest summits in the area and take time to admire the breathtaking sunset and fantastic views that span into 3 neighboring countries and over the bay of Eilat. This tour combines a 4X4 Jeep ride with a little desert hiking and includes a desert style lunch.
Price private jeep trip: 2 people $480 total, 4 people 550$, 5+ pax $120 each.
Eilat Mountains - 2 Day Jeep or Camel Tour
Price: Guided tour by Jeep or camel- 2 people $990in total, 4 people: 1150$, 5 people or more $275 each (not incl: outdoor camping)
Night in Shaharut: 75$ supplement p.p. with all meals (or in Kibutz).
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Combined Jeep Camel and Hiking tours:
Full Day Desert Tour – Camels and Jeeps Combined
Setting off from Eilat at 08:30 in Jeeps, we journey off road into the sandy Arava Valley passing salt pools that are home to a flock of Flamingos. From here we head west and begin our ascent to the Negev Plateau on a dramatic 4X4 route. Driving on the way through the beautiful Wadi Eteq where we stop to explore by foot the Eteq Canyon. A favorite spot for many of the local wildlife and home to many varieties of desert plants. From here we continue our journey to the top of the Negev Plateau where we take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch before getting back into the jeeps and continuing on to Shacharut. This small village is situated on the cliffs where the Negev Plateau plummets into the Arava Valley. Here we enjoy tea and coffee before mounting our camels for a walk/ride along one of the most scenic camel routes in the Negev Desert. We walk and ride at a leisurely pace for about two and a half hours, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views and witnessing the most magical hour of desert life as the sunset sends a blaze of color across the desert sky. Returning at dusk by way of a stunning and dramatic 4X4 route that winds down between the cliffs from the plateau into the Arava Valley below. Here we join the main road and return by evening to Eilat.
Price: 2 people $540 total, 4 people 650$, 5 people or more $139 each.
Incl: guide, jeep, camels and lunch
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Eilat 2 Days Camels/ Jeeps Combined
This unique overnight tour through the Eilat Mountains encompasses an exciting 4X4 Jeep tour, an unforgettable camel trek and accommodation at the magical Khan of Shaharut.
Day One- Setting off from Eilat in Jeeps we journey off road into the Arava Valley. From here we begin our ascent to the Negev Plateau on a dramatic 4X4 route that passes Wadi Eteq. Here we stop for a picnic lunch and a walk through the Eteq Canyon, which, due to its permanent rock pools, is a favorite spot for the local wildlife. Further on we reach Mt. Berech and enjoy its views over the Timna Valley. From here we continue our journey to the top of the Plateau and onto Shacharut. We rest in the scenic khan (traditional Arab guest house for desert travelers, similar to a Bedouin Camp) here we have our evening meal. During the evening we enjoy traditional desert music and hear stories of desert legends and beliefs. Provided with mattresses and sleeping bags we camp in the khan for the night.
Day Two- Upon awakening we gather near the cliffs to admire the fantastic views which span over the Arava Valley to the Edom Mountains of Jordan. Following breakfast we mount our camels for a walk/ride along one of the most scenic camel routes in the Negev Desert. We walk and ride at a leisurely pace for 4 hours, taking in the views and tranquil atmosphere. Returning around12:00 to Shacharut, we get back into the 4X4 and head for the Kasui valley and its sand dunes, then it's onto the crystal rocks of the beautiful Gypsum Valley that leads us towards the Red Canyon, here we go on foot through the canyons natural obstacle course and (with a little help from man-made fixtures) go over the canyon's walls. Here we spend an hour or so in the canyon and in its surrounding valley. Heading back to the Jeep and onto Mt. Yoash where we take in the vast views that include 3 other neighbouring countries and the bay of Eilat~! From here it's onto the road and back to Eilat. (The whole of the 2nd day may be spent on the camel route for those who prefer 4 legs over 4 wheels)
Price: 2 people $980 in total, 4 people: 1140$, 5 people or more $260 each
Night in Shaharut or Kibutz: 75$ supplement p.p. with all meals.
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Eilat Hiking Tours- 1 Day or more
The Eilat Mountains in the Southern Negev are home to some of the most spectacular views in the whole of the Negev Desert. Our hiking and trekking expeditions lead you through canyons, over mountain paths and into rarely visited places, most of which are accessible only by foot. We start on the heights of the Negev Plateau and hike down the most picturesque mountain paths in the area. Carrying in our packs only what is necessary for the day's trek. By evening we are met by our jeeps that take us back to Eilat, or for a fuller desert experience, we set up camp in the Arabian skies. These tours are designed and recommended for people who love hiking in nature. The tours include all meals, 4x4 jeeps for the off-road transfers and an experienced desert guide.
Day 1- Pick-up from Eilat hotels and driving up into the higher Nature reserve area. We start the hiking tour on the summit of Mt. Yehoahaz - 900 m' above the sea level. We hike down the mountain paths in the direction of the The Great Rift Valley whose dramatic views are ahead of us throughout the tour. At the foot of the Eilat mts reserve we reach 'The lost Valley'- a canyon of red sandstone rock, (difficult to locate- hence the name), from there we ascend Mt. Shehoret and go down through the Shehoret Canyon (Eng= 'Black Canyon') that takes us into the Arava Valley where we are met by our drivers and jeeps.
Day 2- Driving through the Arava to the Amram pillars. Here we begin our day by ascending Mt. Amir. We pass the ancient copper mines on its summit and follow a narrow route that takes us under the Negev cliffs to the Hidden Valley, a colored sand stone canyon and difficult to find for those unfamiliar with the terrain. A more challenging hike but one of the most rewarding treks in the Eilat Mts.
Price: 1 Day Hiking Tour- 2 people $410 total, 4 people 425$, 5 or more- $85 each
2 Day Tour or more- Price: Up to 2 people $820 total, Up to 4 people $850 total, 5 people or more - $170 per person. Incl all guide jeep and lunc.
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