TRAVELING IN ISRAEL

As you travel in Israel, you will discover that it’s a fascinating place.

I’d even venture to say that – relative to its size – it’s the most fascinating place in the world. Israel contains sights that date back to the time when humans were still learning to harness fire as well as places where many believe the Messiah will appear when the end of the world approaches.

Israel is the place where Europe, Asia, and Africa come together. This is also the place where both Judaism and Christianity were founded.

The list of figures who have walked over this very piece of land contains great names that have shaped the history of the Western world – Abraham, King David, Jesus Christ, Alexander the Great, Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and many more.
Despite its historical importance, when you gaze upon the Western Wall in Jerusalem, you won’t think “what a beautiful wall!” And when you stand before the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest places in the world to Christians, the chances are that you’ll experience a cultural shock rather than a religious epiphany.

To truly enjoy Israel, you must first understand the stories behind the sights.

The Land of Israel is a land of tales – biblical stories, stories of the rise and fall of the many civilizations that have lived here, stories of flourishing cultures but also of carnage and destruction, and most of all, stories about exceptional people and ideas that have changed the world and our perception of it.

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My name is Oren Cahanovitc, and as an adventurer (orenca.com) and a tour guide, I tell the story of this harsh yet beautiful land.

The purpose of my website is to help you plan your trip to Israel. If you’re looking for a  deeply moving experience that will inspire you and your loved ones then you NEED to contact us and find out about our immersive experiences, for which we devise a tour that is tailor-made for you and your interests.

If you’re traveling on a modest budget, you can also purchase my Booklets, in which I basically wrote down everything that I say on my 3 most popular tours: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Judaean Desert. I also added maps, pictures and graphics which will enable you to be your own guide. The booklets are only sold outside Israel, so order now and come prepared! Or download as a PDF or EPUB (e-book).

And because there’s more to traveling in Israel than just visiting sights, my website also provides you with interesting facts and insights about Israeli society – the people, the holidays, the language, the culture, and everything else that makes Israel the country it is today.
If you have any questions, please let me know through the comments section below.

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See you in Israel!

 

22 comments

  1. What a wonderful web site! I have wanted to travel to Israel for a long time, and have even looked making Aliyah there. But the first step to emigrating has got to be a thorough visit.

    I look forward to learning all I can before I go. Your knowledge and the sharing of it is very much appreciated.

  2. I m Sami. Jordanian
    Like to travel in Israel for while ;I have no relatives there;so;i m asking. What is the best approach should I go with.. Shall I issue visa and just start on

  3. Hey, I think that I never meet an Jordanian in Israel, although we are neighbors.. I think you have to have a visa, ask the Israeli embassy

  4. Before we knew there would be elections on April 9, 2019, we planned our trip to be in Tel Aviv / Yafo on that day. Do tourist activities and sites operate on Israel’s election day? Should we book a one-day tour? What can we expect? Thanks for your help.

  5. Hi Oren, thanks for sharing your passion for Israel with us. We are looking foreward to visiting the Old City of Jerusalem next week with your Jerusalem Day Tour Ebook in hand! We will be celebrating 25 years of marriage and staying at the Sephardic House. Can you recommend a place to find good schnitzel? Thanks

  6. All of your videos, are great, and the best one is “Living in the Israeli Forest (2 years)”. I’m from Alaska and big outdoors man. I’ve been on two tours to Israel, and would like to go again this year but don’t want to do a tour this trip, although my wife and I would like to go during Succot. The two tours I’ve taken before did not include Haifa or Eilat and I would like very much to see both of those. Will probably want to stay in Jerusalem during most of the Succot celebrations. I’ve been to the Golan, but after your video want to do the hike, also if I am able, but at 68 and in good shape, not sure what to expect. Other than the heat, can’t be worse than Alaskan mountains. I’ve been studying Hebrew for several years, but not good enough to get around on my own. I’ve never stayed in a Hostel, but would like your advice.

    1. Thanks!My next videos will be about tours and hiking in Israel. And Hostel are great! The best hike in my life was in Alaska From Proenneke cabin in Twin lake natioan park.

  7. Love your videos on YouTube. Very friendly and informative. I’ve been to Israel many times yet learn something new every one I watch.

    Thank you!!

  8. Hey Oren, thanks for All your important information of Isreal.
    I am visiting in June and my flight will be arriving at 10pm. My question.. Do I wait until I get to Tel A Viv to get a taxi or prebook a taxi before I arrive. I am staying at AirBnb???

  9. I will be there next week for 15 days.. My itinerary includes Jerusalem (4 days), Beersheba, Tiberias and Tel Aviv. Also Jordan for 3 nights.. Any last moment advice/tip? I am female solo traveller and your videos have inspired me a lot.. Super excited for this trip

    1. Hey Thanks! there is not much you can do in Beer sheva. Go instead to Mitzpe Ramon. I wrote about it in the 7-14 days itinerary post.

  10. Very helpful website, the YouTube channel, and you book. It is detailed and very helpful for planning. Thank you!

  11. Greetings,

    We are very much enjoy watching your videos on YouTube pertaining to Israel.
    We are believing for some day to visit the Land and hopefully live there in the future. We are in our mid 60s and are full-time RVers in the USA. Is this lifestyle seen in Israel for an extended period of time? If so, are there RV Campground memberships with places where we could stay throughout the land?

    Awaiting your answers to our questions.

    Continued success on your channel!

  12. My wife and I wish to thak you for your videos. We watched two hours last night. “Chapeau” on a fabulous video job well done.
    we will be in israel for two weeks. The last time I visited was Oct 1968….im sure I will freak out to see Israel today…I remeber waking up at 4;30am to walk up Massada the only way but i was blessed to walk doen the centre of massada to the well. I suspect it must be closed to tourists these day…by the way climbed down on our Tuchass as there was no banisters in thise days.

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