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Kibbutz | A holiday in the countryside with a touch of soul
Though certain kibbutzim have now ceased to function as communal entities, many still operate according to the distinct way of life they always have. Israeli families, and often even tourists from abroad, seek out kibbutz holidays in order to experience it and discover its various agricultural and animal breeding activities. Not only can kids splash in the kibbutz pool, they can also explore chicken coops and cow sheds, experience dining in the communal dining room (not in all kibbutzim) and so much more. Who is it for? This is great for families looking to expand their horizons, explore nature and let the kids roam free - but with all the comforts of a private bedroom and shower. How much does it cost? NIS 400 per room per night. Where? Kibbutzim across the country offer accommodation. Information can be found on booking-kibbutz.co.il.
Blum Village I Photo: Gilad Shushan
Glamping | Sleeping in a tent - but with all the hotel comforts
Perhaps the most recent form of vacationing to date, and certainly the most multi-faceted: glamping, i.e., the marriage between glamor and camping, is all about experiencing the outdoors without having to miss any of the extra holiday comforts and treats. Glamping tents can include quality beds and mattresses, air-conditioning, a bathroom, etc. They are more spacious and of course more comfortable than regular camping tents and are sometimes beautifully designed. Who is it for? Glamping is great for families who love to explore the outdoors together, stargaze, wake up to the sound of birds chirping (and sometimes of other animals as well), while keeping things nice and comfy. How much does it cost? Prices vary according to the types of comforts and treats available, with an average cost of NIS 500 a night per tent and up to NIS 2,000. Where? The Hamat Gader spa complex offers 53 upgraded tents, equipped with air-conditioning and all the amenities. Closeby the tents
are several refrigerators, tables and chairs, barbecue appliances, a convenience store, and restaurants. The tents are located not far from the Hamat Gader thermo-mineral springs which are an absolute must for all visitors. (hamat-gader.com) The Kfar Blum kayak complex operates a glamping site called Blum Village that offers 45 family friendly upgraded tents with AC and all the amenities. (kayaks.co.il). The Sea of Galilee area is a glamping site hotbed. The Maya Glamping site (Maya means water in Aramaic), operated by the Olive Hotels chain, is located right by the shore and comprises 30 snazzy white tents, perfect for a family holiday by the water.
Kibbutz Mizra I Photo: PR
Hamat Gader I Photo: Ori Akerman
ATMOSPHERE JULY 2022
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