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Camel Rides in the Holy Land

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a very meaningful and solemn experience for Catholics. They witness the scriptures come to life while visiting the very places where Jesus lived, and died. While the Holy Land is saturated with important and remarkable Holy sites, it is also rich with Israeli and Palestinian culture! To compliment your pilgrimage experience, you will have opportunities to bear witness to these cultures during your time there.
One extraordinary activity to consider is a Camel Ride! Set against the majestic backdrop of the Mt. of Temptation, located about five (5) kilometers west of the city of Jericho. This frequently visited site in the Holy Land, is where Jesus was tempted by the devil during his 40-Day fast.
Camels are typically about six (6) feet tall at the shoulder, and about seven (7) feet tall at the hump. Camels can weigh up to two (2) tons, and can live for forty (40) to fifty (50) years.  It is estimated that humans in that region of the world may have dom…

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