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Nahariyah Botanical and Zoological Gardens

Chana and I took a trip to the Mediterranean and decided to stop in Nahariya for a picnic lunch.

We stumbled upon the Nahariya Botanical Gardens and Zoo. Since it was off season during the week we had the place to ourselves. The gardens and flowers were lovely and there were lots of animals to . . . → Read More: Nahariyah Botanical and Zoological Gardens

Derech HaEtz – Wood Adventure in Shadmot Devorah

This is a great kids’ activity in the Galilee. It’s only 10 minutes from Villa Rimona Zimmers in Yavniel. Recently I took my 4 year old grandson and we had a great time.

The highlight is making your own wood project. Yehuda Or chose to make a katamaran sailboat, but other options include a tractor, . . . → Read More: Derech HaEtz – Wood Adventure in Shadmot Devorah

Hamat Gader – Hot Springs – Parrot Show – Aligator Park – (20min)

One of the most beautiful and popular health retreats in the Roman Empire was the spa at Hamat Gader on the southern ascent to the Golan Heights.

Today you can see the remains of the incredible Roman Baths and an ancient amphitheatre.

The popular modern hot springs and mineral baths fed by underwater springs are . . . → Read More: Hamat Gader – Hot Springs – Parrot Show – Aligator Park – (20min)

Gan Garoo – Australian Zoo – near Beit Shean Israel

We had a great time this week visiting the Gan Garoo nature reserve. Here’s some fun video of us wandering among the kangaroos and some funny shots of me feeding the birds. This is a great family friendly place to visit when you come up to visit the Galilee and Golan. . . . → Read More: Gan Garoo – Australian Zoo – near Beit Shean Israel

Visit to Lake Hula Bird Sanctuary – Agamon Hula

It was a gorgeous sunny day on Wednesday, and after doing some shopping in Tiberias, Chana and I decided to take an impromptu trip to the Agaman Hula Nature Reserve. Located north of Tiberias and Lake Kinneret in the Hula Valley, less than an hour from Yavne’el and Villa Rimona, this is one of the . . . → Read More: Visit to Lake Hula Bird Sanctuary – Agamon Hula

Dvorat HaTavor – Honey Bee Farm

One of the great family attractions in the Lower Galilee is Dvorat HaTavor Honey Bee and Silk Worm Farm at Moshav Shadmot Devorah.

There are tours of the farm in English or Hebrew of how the beehives work and how honey is made. You’ll also get a tour and explanation of how silk worms make . . . → Read More: Dvorat HaTavor – Honey Bee Farm

Mi VeMoo Dairy Farm in Yavne’el

Chana and I took a break this week when our neighbor Laura invited us to visit one of the local attractions that would be of interest to our Zimmer guests. Her friend Daphna organizes visits to her family dairy farm cald “Mi ve Moo.” We had a great time. The farm is state of the art and one robot milks the entire herd of cows! You have to see this short 2 min video. It’s amazing. . . . → Read More: Mi VeMoo Dairy Farm in Yavne’el

Horseback Riding in Ramot

It’s only a short drive from our Zimmers in Yavniel to the Golan Heights. Take a breathtaking drive up the mountains to Chavot Ramot Stables above Ramot on the Golan Heights. The views are stunning and you can spend the afternoon riding the country trails… and listen to me and Chana talk to the animals… . . . → Read More: Horseback Riding in Ramot