The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: Seven to 17 days of a history-steeped ride through forest, valley, and desert. Includes visits to Masada, the Dead Sea, and Eilat, plus an overnight stay at a kibbutz and an optional camel excursion into the Uvda Wilderness or Elat.
When to go: Year-round
Travel advisory: Because security in the Middle East is always a concern, outfitters don't finalize their routes until a month before the trip to maximize safety.