Gorgeous summer weather is starting to arrive in Israel, and along with it a novel way to tour the country—personal campers!
A longtime favorite mode of tourism in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, campers or “caravans” hook up to an automobile and provide tourists with private, portable lodging anywhere in the country. Up until a few years ago, it was impossible to find this option in Israel due to legal restrictions, but now campers are a popular choice for exploring the scenic highways and natural beauty of Israel.
Dozens of beautiful private and public campgrounds can be found throughout Israel. Different styles of campers, from economy to luxury, can accommodate between 2-7 people and are available to rent from places like LaOfek Caravan and Camping Center in Petah Tikvah. Renting a camper can sometimes be less expensive than staying in hotels, and often substantial discounts are given for extended stays. This is an ideal way for families or friends to split costs and stretch the budget.
However, prices aside, the real advantage of camper tourism is the freedom to explore Israel at your leisure and enjoy all of the Holy Land’s natural beauty without the inconvenience of traditional camping. You’ll meet a wide variety of fellow travelers, both local and international, as you discover hidden beaches and pristine trails far off the beaten path. And you’ll do it all with a shower and kitchen in tow!
Ready to hit the road? Be sure to reserve your camper in advance, and prepare to have a one-of-a-kind adventure in Israel!