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Southern District, Israel

Private Experiences

Our most recommended Southern District, Israel Private Experiences

Eliat: Coral Reef Snorkeling Trip with Instructor

1. Eliat: Coral Reef Snorkeling Trip with Instructor

Snorkel the underwater world of Eliat's colorful coral reefs, and admire the more than 10,000 different kinds of fish, sponges, coral and other sea creatures that live there. Take the option for an underwater photo shoot to take some great memories home with you, if you like. Assemble at the meeting point, and rent or purchase your mask, snorkel, and fins from the local partner's diving center. Then, set off an unforgettable journey to Eliat's coral reefs. Receive brief instructions on swimming techniques and equipment safety rules from your experienced instructor before plunging into the water. Capture the experience by ordering an underwater, digital photo shoot from the diving center, at additional cost. Make fantastic souvenirs with photos of your friends and family with the abundant sealife and vibrant corals in the background. Please note that you cannot touch anything while you are underwater so as not to harm the natural balance. For the same reason, it is prohibited to feed the underwater inhabitants.

From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

2. From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

Discovered in the early 19-century, Petra was named as one of the 7 Wonders of the World in 1985. You’ll understand why once entering through the Siq. Seeing the Treasury for the first time is breathtaking. The workmanship and sheer size of it will amaze you. Explore Petra and see facades, tombs, a Roman theater, and burial caves. See how the Nabateans controlled all the water of the region and marvel at the great water cisterns they built. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat in the morning. After about 3-hours you will arrive at Petra to enjoy the sights and tour with your personal guide. Dine at a local restaurant and try an extensive selection of oriental dishes. You will arrive back at your hotel in the evening.

From Jerusalem: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

See Masada, float in the Dead Sea, and descend through the Jordan River Valley on this private day tour from Jerusalem. Learn about the history of each site and experience the beauty and rich history of the area. Begin the Masada and Dead Sea private tour by descending through the Jordan valley with Jericho in the distance and imagine the Israelites crossing the Jordan River into the promised land. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to reach Masada and ascend via cable car, taking the opportunity to look down at the snake path used thousands of years ago by King Herod. Learn the history of Masada, and how it was one of the last Jewish strongholds against the Romans, where they were under siege atop the mountain. See the well-preserved synagogue, proving that synagogues existed during the second temple period, and see the first piece of parchment discovered by Israeli archaeologists. Explore the famous bathhouse, swimming pool, and storehouses, and gain a real insight into the lives of those under siege on Masada. Following the descent from Masada, visit Ein Gedi, where David is said to have taken refuge, hiding from the wrath of King Saul. Make a stop to see beautiful waterfalls and freshwater pools. Next, stop with the guide at the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Experience the Dead Sea resort, where visitors can enjoy the floating sensation in the waters of the Dead Sea and cover their bodies in the mineral-rich muds, said to have maintained Cleopatra’s youthful looks. Wash the mud off in a Sulphur pool nearby before returning to your hotel.

From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

4. From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

Take a 1-day private tour to Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, from Eilat. Get picked up from your accommodation in Eilat at 9 PM, the drive to the Taba border and go through the border proceedings. At around 8 AM, arrive in Cairo and start the tour with the Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest pyramids ever built, and see the famous Sphinx. From the pyramids, move on to the Egyptian Museum and explore the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world with an Egyptologist guide. There are over 100,000 objects on display that include paintings, statues, ancient coins, masks, and much more. After the museum, continue to el Khalil Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in Egypt. Here, you’ll find everything that you could imagine for sale, from authentic food dishes and fine jewelry to clothing and shoes. Savor lunch in a local restaurant, then start the drive back to the Taba border at 6 PM.

Eilat: Intro to Diving with Certified Instructor

5. Eilat: Intro to Diving with Certified Instructor

Take an hour out of your day to have an amazing experience — go diving for the first time with a certified instructor. Start with a 15 to 20-minute explanation on site about safety and how to use the equipment. Then, dive into the beautiful waters of the Red Sea for a 30-minute underwater exploration. You’ll see colorful marine life, enjoy the refreshing clear water, and admire some amazing coral. The Red Sea is an ideal spot to go diving: it has one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world, which supports a diverse and thriving ecosystem.  A must-do activity for anyone in good health, make your first dive a memorable one with an experienced instructor and the perfect natural environment.

Eliat: Intro Scuba Diving with Instructor

6. Eliat: Intro Scuba Diving with Instructor

Perfect for those who have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, this 2-hour scuba diving training course teaches you all the tools you need to dive in the open water. After arrival at the state-of-the-art diving facility, you’ll receive a thorough briefing on all of the equipment you’ll be using for the day.  After your instructor tells you everything else you need to know, from correct equipment selection to correct underwater behavior, you’ll be off an running on your first dive—in the vibrant, life-filled waters of the Red Sea. Carefully supervised, your instructor will be alongside you every step of the way as you hit the water for the first time. If you’re unsure of your abilities in the water, you can take a trial dive in the dive center—and if it’s not for you, there are plenty of other options for water activities.  The training program is available to anyone over 12 years old and without health problems that would preclude them from scuba diving. After the course, you’ll emerge with a diving certificate, proving your succesful completion of the course.

From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour

7. From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, your full-day tour begins with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Here you can ascend Masada by cable car and explore the site at your own pace.  Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

From Eilat: Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip with Private Guide

8. From Eilat: Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip with Private Guide

Enjoy two incredible experiences in one day with this tour to the natural springs at Ein Gedi and the historic fortress in Masada National Park. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat and transfer you to the amazing natural oasis by the Dead Sea. Treat yourself with a dip in the 6 thermo-mineral sulphur pools at the complex of Ein Gedi. The mineral-rich waters provide numerous health benefits — they can help heal the skin, restore tissue, alleviate muscle pain, and strengthen hair and nails. Relax and unwind from the pressures of modern life in the beautiful spa complex. Continue your tour with a visit to Masada National Park, one of the earliest Jewish symbols of resistance. Explore the place where 96 Jewish rebels held the fort against the Romans for 2 years before choosing death over a lifetime of slavery. Ride a cable car to the top of the cliffs and take in the awesome scenery, before returning to Eilat.

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What people are saying about Southern District, Israel

One day trip to Petra from Eilat was excellently organised and planned . The pick up , crossing at the border and handover to local team in Jordan and then drive to Petra and Guide and the overall visit and then lunch and drive back so that we can cross the border in time. precision. The guide , driver and handling agent at the border all did marvellous job and very courteous. One day tour is taxing but if you do not have the then it is fine. We saw the whole Monument. Absolute must do.

Wonderful experience in the underwater world of the Red Sea! We had a great guide who gave us a good introduction to snorkeling and explained everything clearly. Highly recommended tour!

Alex was a great snorkel guide and he brought us to part of the reef with all types of beautiful coral and fish. I really loved the Get your Guide experience and highly recommend it.

SO COOL! Our instructor was so kind and patient. He explained everything calmly and with instruction until we felt comfortable.

Reasonable pricing, friendly guide. The coral is stunning too!