Ein-Gev Holiday Resort
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- Banquet room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEin-Gev Holiday Resort Jordan Valley
I'm going to skip all the enthusing, which would be appropriate, and just say that this place is awesome. Excellent food, surreal location, good facilities, free wi-fi, professional staff. Yep.
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... which is a pretty large city today. We went to a beautiful observation point, which gave us a grand view of the Jezreel Valley from the north. We took the opportunity there to take a group photo. Tonight (and for the next couple of nights) we're staying at the En Gev kibbutz. It's a wonderful facility, with separate modern cabins, a dining hall, and a beachfront on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which we've seen only at night so ...
Yesterday we arrived in Israel around 2pm. The reunion with the rest of the gang was exactly what I expected, fantastic. We headed over to the rental car place and we were on our way to a market in Jerusalem before the Sabbath began to grab a bite to eat and a few small things we were missing. Wine being one of them. Driving was interesting. The roads look just like North American highways. But the landscape did not. I was surprised to see so many pine trees in the middle of the desert ...
... sluggish getting there at 4am). When we got to Masada, I was amazed to see how many other Birthright groups were also pulling up in large tour busses. It was still dark out, but the dusty lot was quickly filling with tired but excited young Jews. Zack announced that there was an unwritten but very real competition to get to the top of Masada first in order to claim the best real estate come sunrise. Hearing that, I felt a surge of adrenaline, ready to race up ...
We then were bused back to Qumran for a buffet lunch. There was another shopping opportunity.
After lunch there was a short bus ride to the beach at the Dead Sea. We slipped and laughed and floated in the VERY salty water. We even tried synchronized swimming. The mud made our skin soft. I even bought some mud to bring home.
We showered, had dinner and went to bed ...
Today we left Jerusalem early for a trip through the desert to Qumran before the heat of the desert could catch up with us. Qumran is a ruin from the days of the Second Temple on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. It became famous in 1947 when a number of ancient manuscripts were found in nearby caves. These manuscripts are now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Since the site of Qumran ruins is very close to the Dead Sea, and the Dead Sea is 400 meters (1300 ft) below sea level, we had ...