Eilat is the southernmost city in Israel. Surrounded by the desert and on the coast of the Red Sea, the city is dedicated 24/7 to hosting tourists. The city offers an extensive range of hotels suited to different budgets, restaurants with a wide array of cuisines and a variety of tourist attractions. Eilat boasts some of the most pleasant beaches in the world on the shores of the calm Red Sea , where you can even swim among people-loving dolphins that will be happy to play with you. And just in case you think Eilat is too far, remember there are so many great attractions in Eilat that made the city being ranked sixth-best place to visit in 2019 by the New York Times. Not far from Eilat you can find impressive national parks in the heart of the desert. Among these parks we especially recommend Timna Park . Less than an hour drive from Eilat the park offers amazing archeological sites , accommodations in the desert, pedal boats in an artificial lake and many more enjoyable activities – and don’t forget to fill a bottle with colored sand. A short distance from Eilat you can cross over to Jordan , our neighbor with which Israel has a peace treaty. In Jordan we recommend visiting Petra , one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Petra was an ancient Nabataean city, famous for the red-rose color of the rock from which many of the city’s structures were carved. In the heart of the desert, carved in the red stone, the ancient Nabataeans built huge impressive burial palaces that remain standing in their entirety to this day. Near Petra you will find wonderful hotels offering the best Jordanian hospitality . Our team will be glad to help you organize a trip to the Negev and enjoy the best attractions in Eilat, which can also combine a visit to Petra and swimming with dolphins in Eilat.