The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve

The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve

The Betekha, Bethsaida, Majrase and Zaki Nature Reserve
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Majrase – Beteha (Bet Tsayda Valley) Nature Reserve is a unique meeting point, draining the delta formed by a number of the major streams of the Golan on their way to the Sea of Galilee.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Eva A
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great fun for the family on a hot day. We arrived relatively early and had to queue to get into the car park, but once on our walk although there were lots of people the traffic kept flowing. It was great fun sloshing down the river. Best clothing would be sturdy sandals, swim shorts, tshirt but plenty of people had day clothes on and managed not to get upper body wet much. I had flip flops and coped fine. I chose to swim some of it but it was shallow enough to walk. At the entrance there’s toilets, changing cubicles, foot washing, water refilling and small food shop. Excellent morning - expect it to take 1-2 hours but you can hang around on picnic benches before and after
as well.
Written 15 August 2023
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
However not the best in the region.
Children will probably really enjoy it as it is not long so not tiring.
Like all the Nature Reserves in Israel, it had all the facilities to make it easy to visit.
Written 26 September 2022
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Meyrav G
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Family of 7, were there last summer. The park has 2 routes: easy one, water up to the knee of adult, and "deep waters" - water is waist-high. Easy one takes around half and hour, another - around 15 minutes to walk.
We came there in the middle of the day, the park was extremely crowded and water was brown. I think in the morning, around an opening hour, it would be much better. And the watercourse will be more full-water in spring or fall.
The bottom is stony, so walking without shoes is hardly possible.
I definitely recommend to buy the yearly pass (for Israelis) or special pass for tourists from Israel Nature and Park Authority and visit many parks with springs and pools in the North of Israel.
Written 4 September 2017
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VisitIsrael
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel23,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
The Majersa water hike is lots of fun especially on a hot day. The water can get up to chest deep or more, but is clearly marked and has a place to 'escape' to dry land if you don't want to swim. Remember to wear water shoes, those rocks are slippery.
Written 9 April 2017
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Erez E
Herzliya, Israel889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We came with the family, kids, juniors, elders and a dog(!).
How wonderful, so nice, you don't feel the hot weather in mid-August (and it's really hot).
No climbing, not much hiking, no walking stick needed.
Simply perfect for a hot Summer day.
Written 21 August 2016
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barTalpiot
Jerusalem, Israel263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
On way we stopped for two hours. It's a nice creek walk. The water at its deepest reaches waste deep. I went in my cargo pants you may want to switch to shorts. Olso make sure you have sandals or shoes to walk in the water. The kiosk sells a pair for 40 shekels.
Written 15 August 2016
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Gidi W
Tel-Aviv, Israel99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
If you have kids and/or if you like to walk for 30-60 minutes in a mild stream, that the place for you.
It is recommended even in hot days, since most of the route has trees which create shade.
Tip - Try to arrive before 10am. Afterwards it's packed with people
Written 3 August 2016
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Asaf P
Israel57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
A short and very cool track (roughly 30 minutes) mostly walking in water it offers a nice and cool break from the hot summer days. Shade and green view all along the way and the pure joy of playing in the cool water.
This place is great for families with kids of all ages, at some time water can get as high as waist high so if traveling with small kids be prepared to pick them up or just limit yourself to areas where water is not that high.
Written 1 August 2016
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Aliza B
Zichron Yaakov, Israel127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Our kids have always enjoyed Majarasa at all ages, so we keep coming back! We saw 4-5 year olds do the trail with floatation devices.The water trail has varied water levels ranging from an ankle-deep creek to a refreshing 3-foot pool. The water bed is fairly rocky, closed tennis shoes are recommended. Another plus is that it is fairly shaded and the fallen trees along the way make for more climbing adventure. There are plenty of picnic tables, although no barbecuing is allowed. Discounts available to holders of the Israel Nature Reserves membership cards. It took us about an hour at a relaxing pace.
Written 1 August 2016
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Familytravel12
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
This was a small hike in a nature reserve. It cost 88 shekels for two adults and two kids (+ one more child under age five, who was free), which was not terrible.

There is a dry trail and a wet trail. There are signs that the wet trail requires swimming in deep water, but when we went (perhaps due to low water levels this summer), the water did not rise above an adult's waist until the very end. This is deep for kids, though. There are a few places to switch between the dry and wet paths. The wet trail is refreshing in the heat, both for the cool water and the good natural shade provided overhead. At the end if the wet trail, there is deep water, but you can get out on the stone steps before you get to the deep water.

As for animals, we only saw minnows. But the kids really liked hiking in the wet path with us regardless of spotting wildlife or not.

Written 18 July 2016
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