Month Visited: August
We are a family that likes adventure and excitement at times, but we also enjoy luxury and comfortable settings when possible. We are willing to rough it and get off the usual tourist route if it means seeing or experiencing something unusual or unique. Some days we try to see and do as much as possible, but we try to be more flexible on other days and allow time for relaxing or simply exploring the area. We are an active family and we enjoy spending time in nature as well as visiting some of the most popular tourist spots in the area. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 18 years, Boy age 13 years, Boy age 11 years.
Description: Soreq Cave is a very popular attraction in Israel, and it is situated in the Avshalom Reserve roughly 12 miles from Jerusalem. This cave may also be called Stalactite Cave or Avshalom Cave. This cave was first discovered in the year 1968 by accident. An explosive was used to loosen up rocks, and it uncovered Soreq Cave. Some of the stalactites found here were formed approximately 5 million years in the past. This is a dripstone cavern and there are a number of unusual stone formations found here. Covering more than 5,000 square meters the Soreq Cave attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Our Experiences: Our trip through Soreq Cave was quite an adventure, and we all loved this stop. The stalactites were very impressive, and there were other types of rock formations that we saw as well. The kids were excited to explore a real cave, and they were awed at the size and the age of the formations in this cavern. This stop is highly recommended for families who enjoy exploring caves and other natural features, and also families who enjoy a sense of adventure.
Description: The Challenger Memorial Monument in Israel is a monument to the entire crew who lost their lives during the space shuttle disaster. The crew included the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who was a payload specialist. This memorial includes a plaque and a unique and unusual statue, and it was created to honor the astronauts who gave their lives in the space shuttle disaster.
Our Experiences: We spent some time at the Challenger Memorial Monument in Israel, and this stop was not what we expected. There is a plaque dedicated to the crew who dies, and it mentioned the United States and Israel working together. There is also a statue that is very original, it showed a large hand holding a circular object. This stop was very interesting, and it was not the most adventurous or exciting stop that we made but it had a lot of historical significance and is a memorial that should not be missed by any family.