Israel’s premier beach resort offers 360 days a year of sun and fun. The southernmost city in Israel, Eilat’s primary claim to fame would be its glorious underwater life. Buoy marked diving and snorkelling trails for marine wildlife fans of every level are rife, while those who prefer not to get their feet wet can still get their fill of the kaleidoscopic Red Sea at the Coral World Underwater Observatory Marine Park. The magical Dolphin Reef is another perfect way to spend your day, regardless of age. View more
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A transfer of approximately 30 minutes takes you back in time to Timna Valley Park, where thousands of ancient mines run deep into regional history.
Discover some of these mines that tapped not only copper but also iron and manganese, and view the remains of smelting furnaces dating to ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Israel. As you will learn, copper was the first metal used to fashion pieces for work, war and domestic life, including tools, weapons, ornaments and cultic objects. Thrill to the stories of Hathor, the Goddess of Copper, and the deified Pharaoh Ramses, and allow a multimedia presentation to bring these tales to life.
You will also see the exciting finds at the Temple of Hathor near the spectacular Solomon's Pillars and survey the ancient rock drawings depicting hunters, Egyptian battle chariots, and such animals as ostriches and ibexes, a type of wild goat common to the area.
Timna Valley Park's plant life is interesting as well, with acacia trees and other water-sipping vegetation adding color and texture to the arid landscape. Herds of wild ibex look down on you from the clifftops, and evidence of human activity from antiquity to present day make the park a rich strike of not only mining history but also cultural insights.
After your park exploration, make the return transfer to Eilat and your ship.