Visiting Israel: Jerusalem, Eilat and More
What is small and contains everything in it? You guessed right…ISRAEL! From the Hermon Mountain in the north, through the beautiful green fields in the Galil, to the coastal plain, there are a shocking amount of things to do here.
During the summer it is quite hot and the humidity is really high. If you’re willing to brave the heat, you can visit Jerusalem and take a dip in the nearby Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth.
Continue onward south and you will hit Eilat. The ideal spot for relaxation on your exhausting and hot journey, Eilat sits on the border of Sinai, Jordan, and the Red Sea.
If you decide to stay in Eilat then you must eat at Pago Pago, they have the best steak EVER! The restaurant is inside a boat (don’t worry you will not feel sea sick), next to the King Solomon hotel walkway.
If you’re a diver, Eilat has very nice coral and colorful fish. You can then go to the Dolphin Reef on the shores of the Red Sea where a group of Bottlenose Dolphins, including babies born at the site, maintain their daily routine of hunting, playing, courting and socializing.
Another suggestion for a 1 day trip is to go to Timna Park. It is located approximately 15 miles (25 km) north of Eilat, in the Southern Arava region of Israel. The park contains King Solomon’s Pillars and Arches, an incredible phenomena. You can also see the “Mines of Time”, the new multimedia exhibit with a revolving stage, 360-degree projection screen and seven projectors, create colored sand bottles and do a variety of other activities.