Caravan Tours: The Safer Way To Travel During COVID-19 Pandemic


Caravan tours is nowadays preferred more by travellers around the world considering safety after corona-virus pandemic. Various tour operators have reported being getting massive demand for camping and caravan. The pandemic has been a significant reason for the rise in demand for caravan tourism in many countries.

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As a purpose-built vehicle for travel, leisure and accommodation, caravan serves as a one-of-a-kind product for tourism. More than just letting you maintain social distance in small group tours, this vehicle is also ideal for travelling to destinations which don’t have adequate hotels and lodges to stay.

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Various tourism-friendly destinations around the world are focusing to revive from the pandemic crisis by enabling high standard trailer camps and campsites as well as by promoting camping and caravan tourism. The tourism department of countries like Turkey and the Indian States of Odisha and Karnataka have already started promoting caravan tours in their efforts to revive the sector that is badly hit by the pandemic. Holidays on caravan camping which used to be summer pleasure has now become a common mode of tourism in all seasons.

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Travel enthusiasts are planning their next trip to a destination that is caravan tourism-friendly, or places where they can rent a caravan so that they can enjoy the views of the countryside. In order to attract travellers, many tourism countries have been planning to collaborate with companies where people can book caravans from. 

What would an ideal caravan look like?

An ideal tourism caravan will have convertible seats that allow four people to sit/sleep throughout the travel. Caravans are also equipped with facilities like a kitchenette consisting of a refrigerator, freezer and microwave, shower, modern toilet, smart television and a music system so that you don’t have the need to get out for anything.

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The kind of tourism that is going to stay

In the Indian state of Karnataka, the tourism department has already started the first phase of caravan tourism destinations such as Hampi, Gokarna, Kudremukh and Coorg to name a few. These caravans will use only solar energy for heating and cooling and have toilets that are designed to incinerate human waste so that it disposes only of bio-ash, and reduce the use of water.

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After staying locked inside the home for months with no travel plans possible in the near future, a caravan tour is something great for you to start again with. This will take you back to the best of what you expect from every tour – unexplored wild outdoors and remote locales. This isolationist travel option also aligns perfectly with responsible tourism while making your travel free from any worries on health. The great outdoors that you explore in a caravan trip also ingrain in you the qualities of self-dependency, austerity and gratitude.

Planning your Caravan tour

As you plan for an open road tour in a caravan, you should have proper planning in place to ensure the availability of suitable grounds for camping. You should plan your itinerary according to the camping grounds are accessible and ideal for maintaining physical distancing, privacy and hygiene. Many of the caravan sites that you have previously been to may now be running with limited capacity. You should plan and book the camping space at least a week in advance of your trip so that you can secure a spot that is ideal for your safety.

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Activities associated with Caravan tour

Cycling and Mountaineering are some of the activities that you can associate in your caravan trip. Travel experience companies around the world are combining their caravan tours with bicycle rides, mountaineering and long walks where you can see local culture and architecture and discover indigenous flora and explore the woods.

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The caravan service has been modified tremendously with each and every precaution taken by the companies. It is the new cool and an efficient tool to cope with all the FOMO you are having from no travelling!

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