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Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city and the only one bordering the Red Sea. It is built between a desert, mountains and the sea and has more sunny days than any other city in Israel. These facts make Eilat a popular vacation and recreational resort for local and international tourists. There are many and sports, marine and desert attractions – beautiful diving sites, jeep trips, desert sleeping and hiking trails, alongside its famous nightlife and festivals. The city has more than 12,000 guestrooms in a wide range of accommodation styles and quality, allowing a visitor to choose their preferred vacation experience, from the most beautiful hotels to local desert caravanserais. Eilat offers its visitors a range of activities and attractions, including:

 

The Dolphin Reef

The Dolphin reef is an ecological reserve that allows visitors to see, experience and communicate with dolphins in their natural habitat. The activities at the site are diverse and include guided swimming, a guided introductory dive or feeding of dolphins. Besides this, the reef also hosts workshops and lectures that are suitable for groups and individuals on aquatic motion, man and dolphin, myths and reality and more. The reef itself is located on a charming coastal strip, so besides visiting the site, one may also get a decent tan and swim at the beach.

 

 

The Ice Park

If you wish to escape Eilat’s heat, the Ice Park, one of the city’s newer attractions, will give you a place to freshen up during your vacation. Alongside a large, central ice rink, there is a shopping center with some of the best stores in the country. There, you can enjoy skating activity and coaching, including artistic skating performances. A small amusement park has been built at the park, allowing visitors to engage in winter activities in a wintry atmosphere that even includes snow.

 

The City of Kings

The City of Kings in Eilat is a unique biblical experience that offers a glimpse of ancient times through films, and includes an amusement park, roller coasters and more. The park is a great adventure for families and offers a number of major attractions: the biblical cave, which is located about 60 meters underground showing major stories from the Bible, the hall of illusions that symbolizes the wisdom of King Solomon through optic displays and elements, and finally a journey into the past with a four dimensional film that takes the viewer into ancient Egypt.

 

Tour routes in Eilat

Eilat’s location near the desert allows for many tour routes to be taken. One of the most famous is a visit to Timna Park, which is about 25 km from thecity. As part of the Syria-African rift, the Timna region offers a glimpse at a range of shapes and colors of unique rocks. Other recommended routes: a visit to the Black Canyon Trail, the Eilat Mountains Reserve and a visit to the Eilat Birdwatching Park, which is a place for encountering a wide range of birds on their way to and from Africa.

 

The Red Sea Jazz Festival

Throughout the year, many festivals and professional conferences are held in Eilat. One of the most famous festivals identified with the city is the Red Sea Jazz Festival, which is held every August. The festival lasts for four days and each evening offers ten different jazz performances of the best bands and artists from Israel and around the world. At the end of each evening, some of the artists and musicians participate in a jam session, usually held on the edge of a pool of one of the many hotels in the city and often lasts until sunrise. The festival has enjoyed international success and acclaim and as such has become a key event in the city’s calendar, attracting many tourists from Israel and elsewhere around the world.

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