Red Canyon Private Tour on a comfortable vehicle with air conditioning. Overview of the gorge in the mountains of the Negev desert.
Scheduled Day: Daily.
Attraction time: 4 hour trip.
Starting time: 09:00, 12:00
Starting point: Hotel in Eilat.
Excursion Code: ISRL_Red_Canyon_Eilat.
Red Canyon Tour Route Scheme
The Red Canyon is a small gorge, blurred in sandstone cliffs by a mountain stream millions of years ago. This is indicated by the age of the rocks. The rocks here are painted in amazing colors from burgundy and gold to white and blue, as if from an artist’s palette.
Weather changes, the difference in lighting – and the coloring of the mountains in front of eyes is changing. As if it were not ancient stones, but a huge kaleidoscope. Water, desert sun and wind were not only artists, but also sculptors. Piles of stones and the outlines of individual rocks resemble a variety of figures. For example there is an owl, a huge finger lifted up to the sky, stone profiles with Roman and snub nose. You can look at these natural “sculptures” and admire the play of shades of stone indefinitely. You will get beautiful photos here! No worse than in the famous Jordan’s Petra.
Today, the Red Canyon in Eilat has a depth of about 30 m, its length is 300 m.
Our guide will take you on an exciting journey through one of the most spectacular places in the desert region of Arava, with its natural beauty and cultural significance.
There are two pedestrian routes through the canyon: 2 and 4.5 km. You can read about routes in advance. There is a scheme in the parking lot. Hiking trails are colored by green marks on rocks and stones in the direction of travel. A green strip is framed by two white.
At first the canyon looks like a not too impressive ravine, but it is getting narrower, and the walls are getting higher and higher. The trail goes down. Where the descent is difficult, you will find braces hammered into the rocks and handrails.
The shortest route can be considered complete when you exit to Wadi Shani (the channel of the Shani stream). There is a green stand. If you lag behind or, on the contrary, took the lead – the stand works perfectly as a meeting place for all the participants of the “expedition”.
From here, you can either continue along a longer route, or return the same way. Or climb up and return the upper path, admiring the canyon from a height. If physical capabilities allow – you will have to climb a rather steep path, holding on to the brackets.
Opening hours – 24/7 but it’s better in the light of the day! The best season to visit the canyon begins in first days of October and lasts until April.
Website – The official site of the Red Canyon. Unfortunately English language is unavailable.
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