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Timna Park + Underwater Observatory Park

Timna Park, מועצה אזורית חבל אילת, 88000, Israel (0)
from/per person $80
  • Eilat port
  • Half day tour (6 hrs max)

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Description

The tour will leave Eilat . During the drive you shall receive an explanation about the Rabin border, between Israel and Jordan, stop at an observation point to view our neighboring city of Aqaba and then continue to Timna Park.

The park is located approximately 25 kilometers north of Eilat, in the middle of the Red Sea Desert. The horseshoe-shaped park, created by tectonic plate movement tens of millions of years ago,

This extraordinary locale contains within it an astonishing “window” to the geology of the region..

Copper mining began in Timna more than 6000 years ago, at the end of the fifth millennium BCE. Timna boasts the world’s earliest copper mine. The Egyptians established an enormous copper mining operation in this breath taking location.

The main attractions of the park are:
The Mushroom – A wonderful natural rock formation of a perfect mushroom created from red sandstone, situated next to the work camp where the copper ore was smelted in special ovens.
The Arches – A natural phenomena, the stone Arch. Here one can climb a few steps and look upon an incredible setting.
Solomon’s Pillars and the Temple of the Goddess Hathor – incredible 50 meter-high pillars from Timna’s sandstone. To the right of the pillars stone stairs lead to an Egyptian rock carving in which we see Pharaoh Ramses III presenting an offering to the Goddess of mines and turquoise, Hathor. From the viewing platform we can see the remains of the temple dedicated to the Goddess.
 You will continue to the Timna Lake, fill bottles with colour sand.
 After that you shall drive to visit the World famous underwater Observatory Marine Park of Eilat.

Visitors can enjoy a rear opportunity of entering the amazing world of the Red Sea, exhibiting extensive exhibition of fish and other marine creatures, including 7 aquariums, a shark tank, turtle pool, and underwater observations.

The tour will include a 20 Min ride in a yellow submarine, and a magnificent multimedia presentation (both with extra cost included in your price offer)

 You shall than drive back to the port of Eilat.

 

Important to know

 The price does not include entrance fees and meals.

In private cars or vans the guide is also the driver. In groups there is a guide and a driver.

**The price does not include entrance fees and meals. In private cars or vans guide is also the driver. In groups there is a guide and a driver.