EIN ZIVAN TOURISM
Ein Zivan Tourism offers rural hosting with a selection of rooms near Bustan Hagolan and its unique summertime fruit picking experience: sweet cherry, sour cherry, raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, Asian pear, nectarine, peach, apples of all colors, grapes, figs, and a variety of activities for the entire family.
Ein Zivan is also a great starting point for excellent tours in the Galil and Golan area: The Golan Trail crosses the kibbutz, which is just a short distance from Mount Hermon, the G'ilbon River, Odem Forest, the Zavitan River, and more.
From Ein Zivan you can tour Ramat Hagolan and Mount Hermon., visit Druze villages, wind along rivers and through nature reserves at the Golan Waterfalls, and take a drive to discover the Upper Galilee attractions, the reserves, the Hula Valley, and other sites.
Ein Zivan kibbutz
The name “Ein Zivan” originates from the nearby Cherkassy village (Ein Zivaan) and means a type of wheat.
Ein Zivan is located in the north-east sector of the Ramat Hagolan, about 960m above sea level. It is surrounded by a spectacular view that includes mountains, plantations, oak trees, vineyards, historical sites, and wild animals. The weather is somewhat colder than the rest of Israel. Spring is green and filled with flowers, summer has comfortable weather, and winter brings fog and relatively heavy snow.
The kibbutz was established in 1968 by a core of volunteers from abroad and from other kibbutzim. The process took about 3 years and afterward Ein Zivan was declared a new kibbutz and appeared on the Israeli map. In 1992 it was the first kibbutz to be privatized.
In the last few years, the kibbutz has enjoyed wide scale absorption of members. Stage A of this was conducted in 2005, and Stage B began in 2008 and successfully ended in 2014. The kibbutz has expanded into Alonim Forest, at the foot of Mount Avital, and is currently in the final stages of the process.
Economically, Ein Zivan relies mainly on its orchards (approximately 2000 dunams), including: apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, figs, pomegranates and also grapes. In addition, the kibbutz raises chickens.