We are returning to Israel the end of May 2014. At the moment, we arrive in TA on the 25th and will go straight to Jerusalem (Friday). Planning on leaving for Tel Aviv on May 1 with a return to LA on May 7.
As this is our second visit, we are leaving out most of the north, and would like to add a possible overnight to Eilat/Petra. I have been referred to Desert Eco Tours, and have been emailing with Gil. My optimum way to do this would be to go to Eilat from Jerusalem and return, via flight, to Tel Aviv.
What are the options to get to Eilat........though 'local' egged bus would not be our first choice.? Would we need one night in Eilat and one night in Petra, or is the one day trip to Petra enough time to do it justice?
Obviously our time is limited, and we want to be in Tel Aviv area for Israel's Birthday, which is the 6th of June (and Memorial Day).