Traveling in Eilat


Eilat is the southern-most point in Israel, a city on the Red Sea famous for its coral reefs, diving, and watersports, but surrounded by beautiful desert mountains. Eilat is a laidback town and a gateway to exploring Sinai & Egypt via the Taba Border Crossing, and Jordan (Petra, Aqaba & Wadi Run) via the Arava Border Crossing.

Top Attractions

  • Snorkeling and diving experience in the Red sea Coral Reef, one of the most unique reefs in the world which lies just few meters from the shore of Eilat’s South Beach. Beautiful colors, extraordinary fish and coral, and plenty of diving sites and companies to make it happen.
  • Extreme water sports including banana boats, single or double water paragliding, windsurfing and kitesurfing, jet ski, kayaking, or relaxation on a yacht. The Red Sea bay offers all kinds of water attractions.
  • Hiking in Eilat’s Red Mountains including the Red Canyon, Mount Shlomo, Nahal Gishron, the Shcoret Canyon and Amram Columns, the spectacular colorful rocky mountains which surround Eilat.
  • Eilat’s Underwater Observatory is the place to go to see the fish you missed when you were diving! You can see sharks, manta rays, turtles and all the Red Sea reef’s flora and fauna.
  • The Eilat Botanical Gardens feature rare plants from all over the world, a reconstructed stream with waterfalls, enchanting walking trails, a bird sanctuary and its crowning glory, a rain forest!
  • Timna National Park, located some 25 km north of Eilat, combines beautiful scenery with special antiquities and history. Hike in the Timna Mountains or explore the first copper mines in the world in the Timna Valley, which date back to Ancient Egypt.