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Gamla Nature Reserve

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Gamla Junction-Daliyot Junction Road
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Home of the Griffin Vulture

Gamla is an ancient walled city from Joshua's time. This fortified settlement is perched on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ogdensburg, New York

We were here about 15 years ago, when this spot was 5 Star, instead of 3 Star. The ruins of Gamla... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Gamla is an ancient walled city from Joshua's time. This fortified settlement is perched on a mountain ridge shaped like a camel's hump. Destroyed, it was resettled by the Greeks in the mid-second century BCE. They had revolted against the Romans in 66 CE. Gamla...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were here about 15 years ago, when this spot was 5 Star, instead of 3 Star. The ruins of Gamla are very interesting, but not easily accessible unless arriving by an organized bus tour. If you arrive on your own, you need to walk...More

Thank nonamect
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A national park in the Northern Region of Israel. In the Golan Heights it has an observation platform with a beautiful view of the Kineret (Galilee) below. You can also see, and walk through, the ruins of the ancient town of Gamla, conquered by the...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The best part here was getting off the bus and stretching out legs - and for that it worked very well. The paths are easy and our guide was able to point out some ruins as well as way-off water fall. Not much animal "nature"...More

Thank PMJC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We arrived too late to take the trail to the village and waterfall. However, we were able to tour the area near the parking. That alone was worth the visit. The views were awesome. The vulture exhibit and information was interesting. We enjoyed watching a...More

Thank CinOK
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We have started with a good explanation about the Vultures and were able to watch the Griffon vulture and the Egyptian vulture in action from the observation post (explanations are given at 11:00AM and 1:00PM). Later decided to walk to the high waterfall observation post...More

Thank Giora_I_L
Reviewed 4 February 2017

beautiful surroundings, lots to see. you can walk to the ancient ruins or do a shorter trail with kids for example. you will pass a point were you can see big birds.

1  Thank Peppel L
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We don't hear much about gamma compared to masada, and yet the heroism and bravery of the defenders are the same. A great trail with a brilliant story to match. Great scenery a must visit.

Thank aellituv
Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was a hot day in September. The hike to the fall is long and sunny, with no real fall at the end of the trail. We saw two eagles flying high in the sky, but that was it. We are not sure when in...More

Thank Yehr2014
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Gamla Nature Reserve on the Golan Heights is one of the best places in Israel. You can find a variety of tracks in different difficulties from easy stroll around the reserve fit for families with baby strollers to a hard decent to the old Gamla...More

Thank Asaf P
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