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Camel Trek in Israel

8. Camel Trek through an Israeli Desert
And you thought the only place you could plod along sandy terrain on a dromedary was the Sahara? Think again! Israel is not only an unexpected honeymoon locale, but one chock full of adventure, too. Begin your journey with a couple of days at the InterContinental David in Tel Aviv, where you can learn to surf or windsurf (or both) by day and hit the nightlife once the sun goes down.

When your jetlag is but a distant memory, continue your cross-country journey by checking into a ranch in the Golan Heights such as Vered Hagalil, where you'll find Israel's very own brand of cowboys, way up in the northeastern corner. When you've had your fill of horseback riding and home cooking, trek to Yad Vashem, a commemoration of the Holocaust, and from there, hike through the Judean Hills to the birthplace of John the Baptist. You can't say you've been to Israel without a float in the Dead Sea, of course—just don't forget to bring along a waterproof camera to document your efforts. But first attempt the hike up Masada, a site of ancient fortifications, for panoramic views, then use the sea for a respite from the heat. Finish your adventure tour of Israel at the southern tip in Eilat, where you can wet your feet (and fins) with some SCUBA diving in the Red Sea.


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