From picturesque hikes in the magical Timna Park to floating in the Dead Sea, Israel offers an unbeatable natural scene only found in the Land of Creation. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the sea life that exists at Eilat’s coral reef beach. They can also admire the colorful beauty of Rosh HaNikra’s grottoes.

Dead Sea in Israel

Photo Courtesy of Israel Ministry of Tourism

The Dead Sea | Bordered by Jordan to the East and Israel and Palestine to the west, The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at about 1,400 ft below sea level and is known for its salty waters which, at almost nine times saltier than the ocean, people float upon entering it, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience. There is no animal or plant life, hence the name, as the salinity makes it a very harsh environment.

Eilat by Red Sea Israel

Photo Courtesy of Israel Ministry of Tourism

Coral Reefs, Eilat | Extending 1,200 meters under the sea, the beautiful coral reefs of Eliat’s coral nature reserve is a must-see. Famous for its incredible marine life and coral reefs, diving here will literally take your breath away as you will be awestruck by the colorful fish and amazing water plants.

Solomon's Pillars Israel

Photo courtesy of Ron Borkin

Timna Park | Located in Israel’s Negev Desert, Timna Park is one of the most popular attractions south of Israel. With its incredible desert setting and amazing history and geology, it covers about 15,000 acres in a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by steep cliffs. There is even a small lake! You can busy yourself with hiking, pedal boating, sand bottling and wildlife watching.

Grottoes, Rosh Hanikra Israel

Photo courtesy of Mary Madigan

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes | On the border between Israel and Lebanon, the Rosh HaNikra Grottoes are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. Characterized by unique beauty and turquoise color changes during the day and seasons, it is unlike anything you will experience in your lifetime. Exploration is best done by following a trial or boarding a cable car to the top, with the steep 60-degree gradient, will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

 

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Helene Ramackers

Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comfort girl at heart, she loves all things opulent. Her first taste of the bushveld was all it took to get bitten by the ‘bush-bug’, an absolute life-altering experience. She now longs for the expanse of wide open spaces, a pollution-free sky and the roar of a lion lulling her to sleep. When she’s not fantasizing about her next leopard sighting, she thrives on taking photographs of her family and loves capturing the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows and the magnificence of the full moon. Born and bred in Cape Town, this wife and doting mother love visiting the beauty that is right on her doorstep – the splendor of Table Mountain, the crashing waves at Bloubergstrand and the alluring scenery of the Winelands. To add Upscale Living to her portfolio is a dream come true!

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