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Caravanos I Photo: Uri Golani
Caravan holidays | A magical adventure There are two types of caravan holidays: mobile and immobile. The latter involves arriving at a camp site and vacationing in a caravan that has been turned into a guesthouse. The first requires renting a caravan and attaching it to your car (or renting a car specifically for the occasion). Who is it for? This is great for adventurous families that aren’t afraid of the hard work a mobile caravan demands: unfolding the beds at night, keeping everything tidy, cooking meals, etc. This is most definitely a less pampering kind of holiday but it possesses a unique kind of charm. How much does it cost? From NIS 450 to NIS 1,500 a night. Where? Israel offers a variety of immobile caravan sites, one of them being in Timna Park in the south of Israel which offers double fully equipped caravans. The caravan site is nearby the park’s archeological sites, a café and hiking trails. Various companies rent out mobile caravans in Israel. Caravanos offers fully equipped European caravans that are great for a family vacation (caravanos.co.il). Caravantrek rents out mobile caravans together with personalized hiking tours. The caravans are fully equipped, including a table and chairs, a solar panel, a generator and 100L of water. The caravan adapts to cars equipped with a towing hook. (caravantrekil.com).
Selina Neve Zedek I Photo: PR
Hostels | Mingling with your fellow travelers
chain Selina , was born in Panama in the minds of two Israeli entrepreneurs who dreamt up the concept of a food emporium that would cater to all - digital nomads, tourists, passers-by, families, and couples - and would adapt and evolve according to its surroundings. Selina Neve Tzedek for instance, is stretched across three renovated structures dating back to the times of the Templars, each uniquely designed in accordance with the building’s architecture and artistic aura. Selina kibbutz Beit Oren on the other hand, situated in the Carmel region, is all about the spirit of healthy living and offers visitors a place not only to eat, but also to do yoga, enjoy live music and to serve as a meeting point for hikers. There are currently nine Selina spaces in Israel. (www.selina.com).
In the eyes of many, this is the only true way to travel. The idea is that the room needs to be merely functional while all spare time is spent in the communal areas or simply outside of the hotel. What was once a way for young penniless travelers to spend the night somewhere on the cheap, has become a mainstream way of vacationing for families looking for accommodation that is perfectly situated at winning prices. Who is it for? Families that enjoy meeting other people and don’t mind spartan conditions as long as the city’s attractions are closeby and easy to reach. How much does it cost? Prices start at NIS 500 a night. Where? The number one hostel chain in Israel is Abraham Hostels . Each Abraham hostel, be it in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth or Eilat, offers strategically positioned accommodation options for families at a good price. Stays can be paired with one of the activities offered by Abraham Tours, such as workshops, sightseeing tours, and hikes. (abrahamhostels.com). The idea behind the hospitality
Abraham Hostel I Photo: Aviv Tishler
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