There’s nothing wrong with visiting Israel’s popular attractions, but many people want to go beyond the “must see” sights. They want to get beneath the surface, see the real version of the country up close, and leave with heartwarming experiences that touch their core and will stay with them for years. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are several things you can do to make your vacation more special and meaningful and ensure you won’t easily forget your trips to Israel. Whether you’re planning to have your child’s bar mitzvah in Israel or go on a Holy Land tour with your friends, you can avoid having a run-of-the-mill trip by:
Learning the language
By learning how to speak a few Hebrew phrases, you’ll get the chance to communicate with the locals during your trips to Israel and interact with them on a deeper level. Of course, you’ll show them that you took the time to learn their language, which they will surely appreciate and will make them feel friendlier and more open towards you. Both of these will help you learn more about the Israel culture and have an experience that you’ll never forget.
Spending time with nature
It’s important to take Jerusalem tours and see Israel’s important religious sites like the Temple Mount, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But don’t just stop there; to ensure you’ll have meaningful trips to Israel, you should also take the time to explore the country’s natural attractions.
Go on a cycling tour in Northern Israel to see the lush green valleys and enjoy the cool atmosphere, or take a Southern Israel cycling adventure to explore the desert and test your biking skills with tough, steep climbs. You can also book yoga tours to have the chance to do yoga poses while enjoying the beauty of the Ramon Crater, the Red Mountains, and the Dead Sea. If you’re planning to travel alone or with a group of friends, you can opt to join a desert adventure tour (like the Women’s Discovery tour offered by Puzzle Israel) to go on a scavenger hunt in the desert while marveling at its beauty and making new friends.
Sampling the local cuisine during your trips to Israel
You can learn a lot about a country just by tasting its food. So, when you visit Israel, make sure to go on at least one culinary tour. Doing this will let you enjoy the traditional Israel cuisine, which is a blend of Jewish, Arabian, Bedouin, Circassian, and Druze influences and is bursting with rich flavors, textures, and aromas. You’ll also get to visit some of the best restaurants and open-air markets in various towns and cities and enjoy the wonderful dishes, desserts, and snacks they have to offer. Of course, you can spend some time in farms and learn how they grow their produce while having the chance to taste their fresh fruits and vegetables.
These are just some of the ways to make your trips to Israel more meaningful. Use these tips now to have a special and unforgettable vacation.