Palestine tour - Hiking trails and culture
Discover Palestine, situated in the Middle East, its ancient architecture, its iconic archaeological and historical sites, vibrant culture and social life. Palestine is the location that gave birth to the three religions with most followers in the world: your holiday and tour is bound to be an experience that you'll never forget. Come and enjoy the culture, food, natural flora, the warm climate year-round of this land, and experience Palestinian hospitality during a unique vacation.Read more
Discover Palestine, situated in the Middle East, its ancient architecture, its iconic archaeological and historical sites, vibrant culture and social life. Palestine is the location that gave birth to the three religions with most followers in the world: your holiday and tour is bound to be an experience that you'll never forget. Come and enjoy the culture, food, natural flora, the warm climate year-round of this land, and experience Palestinian hospitality during a unique vacation.
Hike the spectacular cities, full of history and charm, of this small but intense country.
Arrival and transfer from Ben Gurion Airport or Allenby Bridge to your hotel in Ramallah.
Begin the day with a hike in the Palestinian wilderness. Admire and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape with a hike between Turmus Ayya and Ein Samia. You can enjoy a traditional Palestinian meal during the hike which takes around 3 hours and is about 10 km long.
In the afternoon, you can visit Ramallah through a walking tour in its downtown and center. You’ll have the chance to explore its traditional markets and shops. In the evening, we will have a chance to experience Dabke, traditional Palestinian dance, in a special fun masterclass. Overnight in Ramallah.
We start the day with a traditional breakfast after which we visit Burqin Church in Jenin, third-oldest church in the world where Jesus cured the ten lepers. Later, we take a trip to Canaan partner organization, the largest fair-trade producer group in the Middle East, as well as the largest supplier of organic and fair trade olive oil in the world. There, we will tour the facilities, harvest crops and have a traditional lunch made from local produce.Overnight in Sebastia.
After breakfast, we visit the ancient ruins of the Hellenic Watchtowers, ruined Samaritan palaces and Byzantine Churches of the village. Then, we head to the old City of Nablus were you can delight yourself with the Turkish bath, soap factories, impressive mosques, souqs, Abd al-Hadi palace, Jacobs well and Joseph’s tomb. We have lunch in the Samaritans neighborhood in Nablus, followed by the infamous dessert, Nabulsi Knafeh, a famous Palestinian sweet. End of the day,we head to Ramallah for overnight.
We have breakfast at the hotel and embark on a journey of adventure, culture and tradition. We begin our trip with a hike through Wadi Al-Joz (Kidron valley) from Mar Saba Monastery, the greatest of the ancient monasteries dotting the wilderness of the desert hills linking Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
We reach Tal Al Qamar or the Hill of the moon, east of Beit Sahour. The length of the walk is approximately 12 Km and takes around 4 hours. After the hike, we visit Battir village, one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Bethlehem. We head to Al-khirbeh Rest Area, to enjoy a panoramic view of the green hills surrounding Battir and have a delicious lunch in a traditional Palestinian house.
Next we take a walk in the city of Bethlehem touring through the history and faith of Christianity. The route begins with same passage of the Holy family through the old city to the Church of Nativity, the exact location where Jesus was born. We reach the market to shop then head to the hotel in Bethlehem for overnight.
Breakfastat the hotel. We start the day with a walk through the historic alleyways of the Cradle of Abrahamic Religions where you’ll get a glimpse of the Palestinian traditional food and local crafts. Through the alleyways you reach Al Aqsa Mosque ,Dome of Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, some of the most important sites in Islam and Christianity.
We continue the route of Via Dolorosa, reaching Mount of Olives, where we find unparalleled views of the new and old city, the Church of all Nations, the Kidron Valley and the Tomb of Virgin Mary. For dinner you can have Jerusalem’s specialties; Humus, Falafel and Ka’aek.Overnight in Jerusalem.
Morning hike in Wadi Al Qelt (Jericho). The canyon is a natural wonder of towering cliffs and blossoming plants that surround the spring lying at its bottom. The natural reserve at the end of the trail, Ein Fara, is one of the most attractive and desirable places for hiking. The length of this hike will be around 09 km, and four hours. We then have lunch followed by an exciting bike tour of Jericho city. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport or Allenby bridge.
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