Dive among coral and turtles in Israel. You can visit extraordinary archaeological and holy sites or take a Jeep safari across the desert. Other fun activities include horseriding through fertile valleys or floating in the Dead Sea. From the green and pleasant farmlands of The Galilee to the bustle and museums of Tel Aviv and the ancient buildings of Jerusalem, there is much to explore in Israel. The Hula Valley is an impressive nature reserve, with otters, sea eagles, jungle cats and other wildlife. Akko on the Mediterranean Sea is an ancient fortress city. The lush oasis of Ein Gedi offers desert hiking trails and natural mineral therapies. Stretching between Shlomi in the north and Eilat on the Red Sea in the south, HI's network of hostels are well placed to take in Israel's highlights.