Hamei Gaash Relaxation Day dedicated to visiting the popular Israel world-class health and wellness complex Hamei Gaash.
Departure from the cities of the center and south of Israel.
Time spent in Hamei Gaash: 5-6 hours.
Scheduled Day: Saturday
Excursion Code: ATL_Hamei_Gaash_1013
People often come here for one day – and stay for three days. Here you can spend the whole weekend, living in cozy small houses and walking all day in a soft terry robe. Nowhere it is so relaxed from the bustle of the city like here.
When you leave your car in the parking lot and enter the beautiful wooden gates of Hamei Gaash, you might think that this is how the entrance to paradise should look like: a green park, perfect cleanliness, contented people.
You can get a bathrobe and slippers for rent – or you can buy in a small shop located on the territory of the complex.
the shop sells only Israeli-made goods and offers everything you might need here: swimsuits and other bathing accessories, as well as natural cosmetics.
The recreation center was established by the efforts of the residents of the kibbutz Hamei Gaash (Israeli agricultural community). It appeared in the distant 1950s and it is named in honour to the mountain mentioned in the Bible where Joshua is buried. Hamei means hot, and Gaash means a storm, a volcano, a geyser.
Modern kibbutzim is “advanced” villages. The architecture and layout of the houses resemble hotel complexes with a public area in the center, one-two-storey residential houses, immersed in greenery and flowers.
Each kibbutz is unique and earns its existence as it can. So it was before, but now high technologies are used: somewhere they created a unique botanical garden, and somewhere they put on an industrial basis the production of the most comfortable orthopedic shoes, originating from self-made working sandals.
The fate of the kibbutz Gaash itself helped to find its profitable business. In the 1980’s there was a search for oil. No oil was found, but they discovered hot springs, saturated with mineral salts and very healthy!
What to take to the tour: