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10 Great FREE family friendly activities in the Galilee and Golan

At Villa Rimona Zimmers we specialize in families travelling on a budget.

Here are 10 places we’ve visited that you’ll really enjoy!

1. Family Hike and Picnic in the Eshkol Forest

Between Yavneel and Menachemia is one of the Galilee’s best kept secrets … Levi Eshkol Forest Park.

On the way you’ll see stunning vistas . . . → Read More: 10 Great FREE family friendly activities in the Galilee and Golan

Family Hike to Eshkol Forest in the Galilee

Between Yavneel and Menachemia is one of the Galilee’s best kept secrets … Levi Eshkol Forest Park. In this 2 minute video, join Shmuel and friends as they hike from Yavne’el to the forest.

On the way you’ll see stunning vistas of the Kinneret, Jordan River, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. Watch out . . . → Read More: Family Hike to Eshkol Forest in the Galilee

Hike to Ein Yavne’el – Natural Spring

Just a few minutes from Villa Rimona is a hiking path that leads to a natural cave with a fresh water spring. The cave serves as a natural mikvah.

On Chol Hamoed or summer Bein HaZmanim you may find some other hikers, otherwise you can often have the place to yourselves.

Along the way you . . . → Read More: Hike to Ein Yavne’el – Natural Spring

HIKING: Switzerland Forest – Poriya to Tiberias

The Switzerland Forest provides beautiful hiking opportunities and breathtaking views of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. It’s a park that was created by Keren Kayemet through donations from the Jewish community in Switzerland beginning in 1927 to prevent soil erosion and landslides on the steep slopes above the city. You can park you car . . . → Read More: HIKING: Switzerland Forest – Poriya to Tiberias

Marzipan Museum & Activity Center – Kfar Tavor – 10min

Have you ever seen a Marzipan Elvis? Just down the road from us is a unique family attraction – the Marzipan Museum at Kfar Tavor.

Part of the new visitor center at the popular Tavor Winery it’s a fun activity for the whole family. There are amazing sculptures of celebrities and politicians as well as . . . → Read More: Marzipan Museum & Activity Center – Kfar Tavor – 10min

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)

Highway 98 – Golan Heights – Stunning Vistas – Exciting Switchbacks

If you love Highway 1 on the California coast, then you’ll love Highway 98 descending the Golan Heights from the top of the mountains down to Hamat Gader on the way back to Tiberias.

We recommend driving on the road from top to bottom (north to south) as you’ll see more stunning vistas that way. . . . → Read More: Highway 98 – Golan Heights – Stunning Vistas – Exciting Switchbacks

Amazing View of the Sea of Galilee from the Golan Heights

The most amazing view of the Sea of Galilee can be enjoyed by your family only a few minutes from Hamat Gader on the Golan Heights. On a clear day over Pesach we were able to see the entire Lake Kinneret, the Jordan Valley, Zemach, Kibbutz Kinneret, Yavne’el, Mount Tavor, Tiberias, Arbel, Meron, Tsfat, Migdal, . . . → Read More: Amazing View of the Sea of Galilee from the Golan Heights

Gourmet Olive Oil Tasting in Katzrin – with Villa Rimona Zimmers

You may have been to a “wine tasting,” but recently we tried an “olive oil tasting” in Katzrin on the Golan Heights. Here’s a fun 2 minute video including us “tasting” the oil and “scrubbing” with olive soap. http://youtu.be/i9vyLoBrpUE . . . → Read More: Gourmet Olive Oil Tasting in Katzrin – with Villa Rimona Zimmers

Ayit Waterfall (Eagle Falls) – Golan Heights (1 min vid)

If you love nature but don’t like hiking, here’s a beautiful site for your next visit to the Golan. Mapal Ayit is right on highway 808 not far from Gamla. The waterfall is a few steps from the parking lot. It’s even wheelchair accessible!

There are stunning views and water flows all year long. The . . . → Read More: Ayit Waterfall (Eagle Falls) – Golan Heights (1 min vid)