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Gamla Nature Reserve

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Gamla Junction-Daliyot Junction Road
+972 4-682-2282
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Spectacular!

My wife and I are avid nature lovers. We plan our vacations around hiking, mountains, and nature... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Yitzchak M
,
Ramat Gan, Israel
Boring

I thought this place was a waste of time. We walked to an overlook and our tour guide was telling... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
bilasi
,
ansonia
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“ancient city” (3 reviews)
“parking lot” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gamla Junction-Daliyot Junction Road
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+972 4-682-2282
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My wife and I are avid nature lovers. We plan our vacations around hiking, mountains, and nature. On the first Friday of this past February, my wife and I travelled up to the Golan Heights in the northeast corner of Israel for a hiking vacation...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I thought this place was a waste of time. We walked to an overlook and our tour guide was telling us the history around the area and pointing things way to far to see. We were all board. There were cages with vultures there.

Thank bilasi
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Gamla has something for every type of tourist. There are short hikes, great natural scenery with the country's longest waterfall, and the ancient town on a hill with a challenging hike to get to the site itself. The 1st century synagogue at the location and...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

There are some nice hikes here for all levels of hiking ability, but the biggest attraction is the ancient city of Gamla, built 2000 years ago and rediscovered in 1968, after the 6 day war. The hike down is a bit of a scramble on...More

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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