Top Reasons to Go

Old City of Tzfat: While the tiny historic synagogues offer a rare taste of Jewish houses of worship from bygone days, the galleries are saturated with contemporary colors and shapes.

Kayaking on the Jordan River: A cool ride downriver can be a strenuous adventure or a tame family float; either way, it adds an interesting accent to a trip to the northern Galilee.

Hula Lake Nature Reserve: The Hula reserve provides shelter for birds, some 500 million of which fly over the Hula Valley twice a year on migrations between Europe and Africa.

Hermon Stream Nature Reserve: Hike to the Banias Waterfall and the Crusader ruins, and pick up a freshly baked pita from the Druze mill along the way.

Gamla Nature Reserve: This is the site of the Jews' heroic last stand following a siege by the Romans in AD 67. It also offers a challenging hike or an easy amble, all with glimpses of wildlife.

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