Israel, a country only half the size of Lake Michigan! The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. There are approximately 10 million people living here. The official languages of Israel are Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The majority of Israelis practice Judaism, while a minority practices Islam. The time zone is 8 hours ahead of EST.
When visiting Israel, adventurers should definitely go hiking on any or all of three trails—the Israel National Trail, the Jesus Trail, or the Golan Heights Trail. These trails are home to major historic religious sites. Also of interest is Machtesh Ramon, a 40km crater that is a great look out to breath-taking desert views. Most of all, don’t miss out on Tel Aviv, the city known for its spectacular White City, Bauhaus architecture, and vibrant Jaffa Flea Market!
Israel: This was one of the few packaged tours I have taken (2012) … and loved it!