Israel is a tiny country which lies at the junction of Africa, Asia and Europe, and which boasts unfathomable geographic diversity. During winter, you can find people skiing snowed capped Mount Hermon in the North, while others sunbathe in the Southern desert town of Eilat.

Along the length of the country lie three differentiated zones. To the west is the coastal zone and its 170 km of sandy beaches. In the middle lie the central hills, and to the East lies the Jordan Rift Valley, part of the Great African Rift Valley. The river Jordan runs down this valley, collecting in two remarkable places, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.

Your Pomegranate Travel guide will explain how Israel’s geography determined the location and destiny of ancient settlements, from pre biblical to Byzantine times, and the role it has played in modern day Middle Eastern politics, security and water issues. In addition, your guide will be fully knowledgeable about the flora, fauna and unique geographical features of the country.

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