Desert Luxury in Israel & Jordan

Trip Highlights

  • Eilat, resort hotel and spa
  • Red Sea snorkeling, dolphins and pundak delights
  • Timna Park, Ein Avdat, Ramon Crater
  • Beresheet Resort Hotel & Spa
  • Masada, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Mineral Beach
  • Mövenpick, Aqaba by Day, Red Sea snorkeling
  • Petra, Wadi Rum and homeward bound

Trip Highlights

Lifetime Discovery welcomes travelers who are seeking "R & R", a real vacation, but one that includes just the right dose of sightseeing thrown in for good measure.  "Eliat & Petra Pleasure" is ideal for those are  eager to be "wowed" by desert's fascination and adore diving - into a pool or around a coral reef.  Lifetime Discovery offers a program of luxury featuring upscale resort hotels situated in the magic of the desert and the shores of the Red Sea in an itinerary blended with a discovery of the desert's majesty, mystique and even some healthy hiking.  Enjoy the refreshing waters of the Red Sea in Israel and Jordan while exploring some of the most famous wonders of nature such as Solomon's Mines at the  Timna National Park and the Ramon Crater.  If you are inclined we will arrange a taste of   as Bedouin hospitality in Wadi Rum  while on our way to or from the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Petra.  Altogether, this discovery and playtime will send you home from a luxury excursion with memories of a lifetime.

* Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy, depending on time of travel, chosen hotels, availability and number of passengers.

Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel | Eilat

Days: 1 2 3

Located in the heart of Eilat, within walking distance to the city center, the Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel boasts a seafront pool, spa and adjoining shopping mall. Designed as an imaginary biblical palace, the building offers a majestic atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Red Sea. Discover fantastic shopping, dining and entertainments opportunities at North Beach Promenade, just minutes from this beachfront hotel.

Choose from an array of cuisines and dining opportunities at this Eilat hotel. Enjoy authentic Israeli breakfast buffets and international dinner buffets at Makeda restaurant. Refresh with a poolside snack at Ebony or enjoy an evening meal or appetizers at the Chicago Grill Bar. Unwind with an evening drink in Axum, overlooking the atrium and enjoy pool views and live piano music. Sip cocktails or sample light snacks at this late-night Eilat bar.

  

Beresheet Hotel | Mitspe Ramon

Days: 4 5

The Beresheet Hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is located amid a breathtakingly beautiful primeval landscape, near the ancient Spice Route, and right on the edge of the towering cliffs that slope down into the Ramon Crater – an extraordinary natural phenomenon without equal anywhere in the world. The hotel’s unique location, at 800m above sea level, ensures a cool and comfortable climate.

Movenpick Tala Bay Hotel | Aqaba

Days: 6 7

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is a luxurious 5-star hotel conveniently located only 7.4km (4.6mi) from the center of Aqaba.

Movenpick Hotel | Petra

Days: 8 9

Mövenpick Resort Petra is a 5-star hotel boasting a prime location in the historic world-renowned city of Petra and features a breathtaking view of the enchanting surroundings from its lovely roof terrace.

Day 1: Arrive and Head South

Accomodation: Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel | Eilat

After arriving in Israel and meeting your guide at Ben Gurion International Airport, we will head south with an in-land flight to Eilat on the Red Sea. Snorkeling, coral reefs, dancing dolphins and fabulous “pundak” restaurants are all within easy access for you to discover and enjoy.  The first two days will be dedicated  strictly “R & R”, rest and relaxation, before setting out to explore new and exciting desert wonders.

Days 2 & 3: on the Red Sea

Accomodation: Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel | Eilat

Surf, sun, sand, sauna and sumptuous meals.

Day 3: Glass bottom boat exploration

Accomodation: Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel | Eilat

Spend the third day on a glass bottom boat exploring the miracles of underwater life.

Days 4-6: Desert Discovery begins at Mitzpe Ramon

Accomodation: Beresheet Hotel | Mitspe Ramon

We will set out in a spacious van towards the Ramon Crater where we will be sojourning in the pearl of luxury in the desert that is Beresheet Hotel & Spa.

Along the next few days we will be taking a trip to Timna National Park and Solomon’s Mines.  The wonders of Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea and including the UNESCO World Heritage site at Masada are all destinations we recommend to explore while being pampered at the amazing resort hotel Beresheet.  Before returning to the Arava Crossing to Jordan we suggest spending one day to discover the wonders of the Ramon Crater, another UNESCO World Heritage site for a memory of a lifetime.

Day 5: Dead Sea and Masada Discovery

Accomodation: Beresheet Hotel | Mitspe Ramon

A desert discovery must include the UNESCO World Heritage site of Masada and the natural wonder of the Dead Sea, lowest spot on earth.  Treat yourself to a mud-therapy treatment.  It’s entirely up to you.

 

Day 6: Timna National Park & Solomon’s Mines

Accomodation: Movenpick Tala Bay Hotel | Aqaba

Next stop, the Timna National Park and Solomon’s Mines.  Stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery before continuing to the Arava Crossing to Jordan where we suggest spending one day to discover the wonders of the Red Sea and Aqaba in Jordan.

Timna National Park

Day 7: Cross to Aqaba and Back to the Sea

Accomodation: Movenpick Tala Bay Hotel | Aqaba

After arriving by the Arava Crossing to Jordan, take a load off your feet for a whole day to lounge at the hotel pool or dangle your feet once again in the Red Sea from the Jordanian side,  in the lively and exotic port town of Aqaba.  You may prefer to explore the city on your own or a Jordanian guide will be engaged to give you an organized  walking tour .

Day 8: Wadi Rum

Accomodation: Movenpick Hotel | Petra

After the luxury of the Aqaba resort, you may want to take a try at the unique Bedouin hospitality being offered at Wadi Rum for one night while on the way to our final destination of Petra.   Begin with a thrilling 4-hour Jeep safari through the desert and valleys of Wadi Rum.   After lunch continue with a 2-hour camel trek and experience life and transportation like the Bedouin.  Finish the day at an authentic Bedouin campsite for a traditional dinner and overnight under the stars if you choose (these details, as always are up to you).

Days 9: in Petra

Accomodation: Movenpick Hotel | Petra

Arrive at the Petra Mövenpick after the Wadi Rum discovery and prepare for another day of being wowed by the awesome miracles of the desert.  If available, we recommend the special night-time trek to the temple, designated through the wadi by 1,000 candles.  If the discovery is by day, there is an option for “travel assistance” and fun by mounting a mule, camel or a horse.  No matter how you reach the final destination, the temple made famous by the Spielberg  film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will knock nearly anyone’s socks right off.  During the walk, hear the story of the Nabateans and how they thrived controlling the Spice Route as you explore the site over a 2-3 hour guided tour.

Petra SunsetPetra at Night

Day 10: Homeward bound

Take a short flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv to connect to your next destination.

Have a safe flight and come back soon!