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Deep Inside Eilat’s Red Canyon, Ancient Wonders Await

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They call it a ‘family trip’. Actually it’s a challenging hike. But so worth the effort.

Nothing can describe Eilat’s enchanting Red Canyon better than its popular name. Technically part of upper Nahal Shani and known as Guy Shani in the textbooks, the superb little gorge was forged through a deep, rich red sandstone rock. Its colors are especially exquisite when sunlight hits the canyon walls.

Tour guides and guidebooks consider the Red Canyon a “family trip.” But the truth is, this hike is a real challenge. There are any number of places where you climb down the rock wall using rungs (that seem awfully far apart, if you are fairly short, or out of shape) and ladders that you descend for what seems forever. Scary though it can be, you can’t help but be excited when you reach the end.

Eilat and the area around them boast several free natural attractions, and the Red Canyon is definitely one of the most exciting. For any of you brave souls planning to take this hike, drive west from Eilat in the direction of Yoseftal hospital, then continue on Route 12 towards the Uvda Valley.

Near the end of your ride you will see the Egyptian border on your left – look for one of their guard posts, flying the Egyptian flag. About 10 minutes past the turnoff for Ein Netafim, a sign leads to the Red Canyon and a dirt road takes you a long way to a large parking lot.

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Read the full article over at The Times of Israel

 

 

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Dear Aviva and Shmuel , Just a note to thank you for all of your help on our trip to Israel. Aviva .. your great ideas for the day we were on our own plus your help in booking everything was really helpful and made our first night and day very exciting .Shmuel ..apart from the fact that the kids thought you may actually be one of Supermans cousins .. we really had a fantastic trip. What you managed to show us in Jerusalem considering William is only 8 was amazing. Both the kids loved the water tunnel ( even after a small initial scare !). The day doing Masada ,En Gedi and the Dead Sea was really the most exciting day for us all . Our Israeli friends who came over to join us from Tel Aviv said there was no way they would have been able to fit in so much. Everyone loved it !
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