Hamat Gader

Sea of Galilee Destinations

Hamat Gader is a beautiful and unique tourist destination in the Golan Heights region of Israel. This area is known for its stunning natural beauty, hot springs, and ancient historical sites, making it a must-visit for anyone traveling to Israel.

The hot springs at Hamat Gader are one of the biggest attractions in the area. These natural hot springs are believed to have healing properties, and many people come to soak in the mineral-rich water and enjoy the therapeutic benefits. There are several pools of different temperatures, so visitors can choose the one that suits them best.

In addition to the hot springs, Hamat Gader has several other attractions, making it a popular destination for tourists. One of the most exciting attractions is the crocodile farm, where visitors can see over 200 crocodiles and even swim with them! The farm is also involved in conservation efforts to protect endangered crocodile species. Another popular attraction at Hamat Gader is the Roman ruins. These ancient ruins date back to the 2nd century CE and include a well-preserved bathhouse, theater, and other structures.


Visitors can take a guided tour of the site and learn about the area’s history. Several hiking trails in the surrounding area offer stunning landscape views for those who love nature. One of the most popular hikes is the Golan Trail, a 120-kilometer-long trail that winds through the Golan Heights and offers incredible views of the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding mountains.


Overall, Hamat Gader is a unique and exciting destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax in the hot springs, explore ancient ruins, or get up close and personal with crocodiles, this area of Israel will leave a lasting impression on visitors. Here is a link to their website!


Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history.

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