Attractions and activities all year round
Nir Etzion Resort is situated within the Carmel Forest, next to an enchanting nature reserve and overlooking the famous Artists' Village of Ein Hod.
The unique location enables our guests to enjoy a wide spectrum of activities, points of interest and attractions, within walking distance or a few minutes' drive away.
The hotel makes an ideal starting point for trips and tours to the whole region. Even while leaving the hotel you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Carmel Forest
that surround us on all sides.
We will be happy to recommend the most suitable trip for you, ranging from walking trails that are easy for all the family, guided tours and ending with challenging hikes for good walkers.
Recommended trips by car include many tourist sites only a short distance away. To the North – Haifa, Akko and Nahariya, to the South – Zichron Yaakov and Hadera, to the West - Ein Hod, Atlit Fortress and the seashore beaches, and to the East - the Druze villages, Beit Shearim and the Muhraka.
Activities in the hotel
Before or after you go for an excursion in the Carmel Forest, you are invited to stay in the hotel and enjoy the range of activities for the whole family. Including:
Having fun touring the Carmel Forest and environs
Artistes' performances, fascinating lectures and Torah classes
Covered and heated semi-Olympic sized swimming pool plus toddlers pool
Well-equipped and accessorized work-out gym
Dry sauna and fish pedicure
Large Animal Corner with monkeys, parrots, snakes, African mongoose and donkeys etc.
Guided tours of the dairy farm, chicken coops and orchards of Moshav Nir Etzion
Marked walking/running paths in Nir Etzion
The Carmel Forest and the Haifa area create the "the Land of Carmel" – fascinating countryside with infinite landscapes and a unique range of entertainment sites, beauty spots and points of interest. Here are just some of them:
Some of the most magnificent hiking trails in Israel for the entire family – Nahal Bustan, Nahal Hod, Nahal Oren and more.
Extreme trails – jeep tours, Tomcar trips, rappelling and horse-riding
Marine activities – kayaking on the Kinneret, cruise of Haifa port
Exotic bathing beaches – Dor-Habonim (Tantura) beaches, Neve-Yam beach, the Quiet Beach in Haifa (segregated)
Skydiving club in Moshav Habonim, Beit Oren riding ranch
Places holy to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Bahai faith and the Druse community
Visits to the village of Ein Hod galleries, museums and artists' homes.
Nir Etzion Resort is a member of the Carmelim – Hof Hacarmel
The hotel staff would be happy to give you information about impending activities, attractions, festivals and special events.
To help direct you towards a range of touring trails in the Carmel Forest and to offer discount coupons to sites in the area.
Important phone numbers:
Carmelim Association – 04-8136239
Haifa Tourist Association – 04-8535606
So in short…take a knapsack, walking stick and come tour the Carmel Forest