SAFARI IN THE HAI-BAR RESERVE AND UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY

  • Port

    Eilath

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Nature excursion

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR90.0

  • Duration in hours

    5.5

  • Shore excursion code

    1337

Description

An unforgettable day alongside nature on a safari in the Hai-Bar nature reserve and a visit to the underwater observatory.



What we will see
  • Hai-Bar nature reserve
  • Underwater observatory


What we will do
  • We will depart from the port of Eilath in the direction of the Arava Valley, where the Hai-Bar nature reserve is found. In the fifties, the valleys underwent significant developments: the specific climatic conditions enabled the cultivation of a great variety of fruit and vegetables which were exported across Europe. The reserve was established in 1961 with the purpose of protecting the ancient wildlife heritage of the country: of all the animal species quoted in the Bible, 12 are extinct, however those that survived, were brought here where the extremely rich pastures and the favourable climate offer the perfect habitat.
  • During our safari we will glimpse various wild animals, even very rare species, all mentioned in the Old Testament: gazelles, wild donkeys, wild goats and white antelopes, animals which according to tradition, descend from the legendary unicorn.
  • At the end of the safari, we will head to the underwater observatory, a genuine window looking out onto the Red Sea. The display before our very eyes behind the large glass windows of the observatory will definitely leave us open-mouthed: a multi-coloured infinity of tropical fish, ramifications of corals and specific stingray and giant turtle species leave us with delightful memories of this emotional excursion.

What you need to know
  • Guide in lingua italiana disponibili in numero limitato; qualora non fossero disponibili l'escursione sarà condotta da una guida le cui spiegazioni verranno fornite in italiano da un traduttore locale.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.
  • As we are dealing with animals living freely in their natural habitat, sightings of local wildlife are not guaranteed.
  • This excursion includes a break for shopping for Dead Sea products.