Your rural vacation in Nehara Country Lodging won’t be complete if you haven’t visited Naharayim Park at Ashdot Yaakov. This wonderful park offers tours which are informative and enriching experiences that combine history, Zionism and amazing landscapes with a truly unique educational value for adults and children alike.
Guided Tours for Individuals
The tour of Naharayim Park itself goes along the giant dams and tunnels built in the area over 80 years ago by Pinhas Rutenberg, with particular focus on the Michal Observation Point, a splendid overlook located in Israel with an overview of the significant locations which will be presented during the tour:
- The confluence of the Jordan and Yarmouk rivers, a location which is at the origin for the name Naharayim (“two rivers”).
- Ashdot Yaakov, the impressive electrical power plant established in Israel on the Jordanian border near Naharayim.
- Tel Or and Betei HaPitrya where the workers in the power plant resided.
- The huge lake and upper water canal that supplied water to the giant turbines.
- The location of the “White House”, where Golda Meir met with Emir Abdullah before the Independence War, and which was destroyed by the IDF during the War of Attrition in 1969.
* You also have the option of visiting Tel Shaharit, west of Highway 90, an observation point overlooking the Golan and Gilad Mountains to the east, the kibbutzim of the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee to the north, the Jordanian villages, the confluence of the Jordan and Yarmouk rivers, and the Great Rift Valley.
** The Naharayim Park tour, including all of the sites on offer, takes an average of 2 hours and is conducted by the site’s guides.
Guided Tours for Groups
Groups are welcome to enjoy additional attractions and activities offered by the site, with advance coordination:
- In the footsteps of the poetesses Rachel and Naomi Shemer: a unique nostalgic tour through the eucalyptus forest and the Sea of Galilee Cemetery.
- War stories: This tour covers the Independence War in the Jordan Valley, the Syrian conflict and the story of the tank in Degania, the story of the mythos, and more.
The Commemoration Site at the Island of Peace
Naharayim Park is dedicated, among other things, to Israel-Jordan relations since it is located on the border between the two countries. The park features a groomed and well maintained commemoration site in memory of 7 Israeli girls shot to death in 1997 by Ahmed Daqamseh, a Jordanian soldier that was at the area at the time, while the girls were visiting the site as part of a school field trip. The monument is constructed of seven dirt mounds surrounded by grass, and on each of these the name of one of the victims is planted with live flowers.
The site is open throughout the year and offers broad green lawns, shade, light snacks, restrooms, parking lots, and other amenities.
To arrange for individual or group visits, please contact us in advance
by phone: 04-6709143
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org