The South of Israel covers well over 50% of the country’s land area. The South might be sparsely populated, but it is brimming with adventures and fascinating sites and activities. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at -424 meters, whilst the Judean Desert that borders it is one of the world’s smallest. The much larger Negev Desert is an adventurer’s playground with amazing natural wonders and beauty, outdoor activities, and history, culture, and memories. Eilat, Israel’s window onto the Red Sea, is a tourism hub and a great base for excursions to Petra and Jordan