Planning to take a vacation mid-november with my brother and elderly father to Jordan/Israel. Plan to fly into Amman and spend ~ 1 week traveling down to Aqaba using private driver/guide. Then plan to cross to Eilat and visit Masada, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
My questions are: 1) I presume I must cross the border at Aqada-Eilat in the late afternoon the day before if I want to climb Masada at sunrise the following day. How easy is it to hire a guide/driver in Eilat or should I try to retain the driver/guide I have in Jordan? Also where should I sleep the night I cross to get an early start to Masada?
2) Do you know if it would be cheaper to go back to Amman to fly home or go to Tel Aviv to fly home?
Thank you in advance