TIMNA PARK AND UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY
Nature excursion, Lunch on board
From the testimony of mining activities of Ancient Egypt within Timna Park to the beauties of the sea life visible from the Underwater Observatory, with the perfect balance of history, culture and nature.
What we will see
- Timna Park
- Temples dedicated to the Goddess of Ancient Egypt, Hathor
- Underwater Observatory
What we will do
- Upon departing from the port of Eilath, by coach we will reach Timna Park, at the heart of the Red Canyon, one of the oldest mining centres of Mediterranean civilisation. Its copper reserves have been used since the 15th-century B.C. by Egyptian Pharaohs, even if its name is primarily associated with King Solomon, who made this land one of the main sources of richness during his reign.
- During our excursion, we will encounter truly charming scenery, amongst which the ancient mines and wells, up to 37 metres deep, and some rock formations, the so-called Solomon's Pillars, over 50 metres tall and shaped by water and wind.
- There is no shortage of testimonies from the period provided by the Pharaohs: we will have the opportunity to see some hieroglyphic inscriptions within the two temples dedicated to the Goddess of Ancient Egypt, Hathor , patron goddess of miners.
- At the end of the visit to the mining complex, 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, corals, stingrays and giant turtles.
What you need to know
- This excursion includes a break for shopping for Dead Sea products.
- We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and light clothing.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.