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Camping in the North of Israel

Three days camping in the Hulla valley, North of israel.

by stavvAbout Me:my name is Stav, im from the northen part of israel. i enjoy traveling, reading and most of all i love meeting and conecting with new people and learning new things. read more

AsiaIsrael2 days / August 2022

Highs & Lows

Swimming in the clear cold water of the Hatzbani river.

A lot of turists everywhere because of the time of year

Itinerary Overview

we arrived Tuesday morning at the Banias river and had a guided tour in the water, which was a chili and challenging experience, perfect for a hot summer's day. the walk was in very cold water and some of us couldn't stay so long in the cold, so we walked on the shore for some parts. it was still beautiful and interesting. we got to the end of the tour after about 4 hours, to a car that was waiting in a nearby parking lot called Josef bridge. we then drove to the camping site and built our tents, made dinner, and called it a night. 

the next day we walked to the Hatzbani river, it was a ten-minute walk from the camping site and we enjoyed our day eating fruit and swimming in the clear cold water. the stream was pretty strong so we could jump in the water and drift down the river. it was a special experience and it was very fun. we walked back to the camping site at sunset and got some sleep before our last exciting day. 

we woke up Thursday morning, packed up all our stuff, and drove about five minutes to Kayakey Kfar Bloom. we were all together in a comfortable kayak that contains up to six people. we had a calming couple of hours of kayaking, swimming, and looking at the beautiful view around us. after we finished kayaking and dried down a little in the hot sun, we grabbed lunch at the food truck court near Kibutz Mayan Baruch and headed back home. All in all, it was a wonderful and memorable experience. 

  • 1 Night: Hasbani River
  • 1 Night: Pastoral Kfar Blum Hotel

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have changed the guided tour, we didn't really need a guide we could've walk alone and manage.

  • How was the food?

    Klompus and Fai Mai, the foodtrauck court near Kibbutz Mayan Baruch, Lehamke

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Travel north in June if you can and in the middle of the week. You'll have beautiful spots all to yourself.

  • Packing tips?

    Dont forget to brong sunscreen and use it, the water is cold so sometimes you won't notice how hot it is.

  • Transportation Tips?

    You have to have a car if you'll be traveling that area, the public transportation is almost non-existent.

  • Any surprises?

    The campsite was a positive surprise, it was well maintained and very pretty.