Into The Wildness Of Citylife | 8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1: Airport- Ramallah
Arrival and transfer from Ben Gurion Airport or Allenby Bridge to hotel in Ramallah.
Day 2: Ramallah (B,D)
- Morning hike in the wilderness of between Ein Kinya (Qenya) and Ein Arik, beautiful natural springs with dazzling nature located west of Ramallah. The hike which takes around 3 hours and is about 11 Km long.
- A traditional Palestinian meal in Ein Arik after the hike.
- A walking tour, in the afternoon, in the downtown and center of Ramallah. There you’ll explore its traditional markets along with a wide array of shops. You can also visit Dar Zahran Heritage building, to enjoy its photo gallery of ancient Ramallah and its souvenir shop.
Day 3: Ramallah- Nablus -Ramallah (B,L)
- Refreshing morning Hike in Wadi Qana in Selfit- Nablus. This valley, considered a natural pharmacy that gives a glimpse of the beauty of natural areas. It is fertile, filled with herbs and olive trees that are thousands of years old, and has seven natural springs and a river running through it. Aligned with the river are orange and lime trees, creating a wonderful experience and scenery. The length of this hike will be around 12 km, and it takes around three hours.
- Lunch in the Samaritans neighborhood in Nablus, followed by the infamous dessert, Nabulsi Knafeh, a famous Palestinian sweet.
- Old City of Nablus were you can delight yourself with the Turkish bath, soap factories, impressive mosques, souqs, and Abd al-Hadi palace and Jacobs well and Joseph’s tomb. End the day with a return to Ramallah.
Day 4: Ramallah- Sebastia- Jenin – Ramallah (B,L)
- The hike offers a unique combination of nature and history. Walking from Yasid to Bayzeed Historic Shrines is a great opportunity to witness the beauty of the Palestinian landscape that includes valleys, hills, and almond tree filled farms. Mesmerizing scenery of the green Galiliee mountains all the way to Al Sheikh Mountain accompanies you along the hike. The length of the hike is around 12 Km and would take around 5 hours.
- In Sebastia, you can visit the ancient ruins of the Hellenic watchtowers, ruined Samaritan palaces and Byzantine churches of village.
- Lunch and a ride to Jenin during which you pass by the Jezreel Valley, one of the largest fertile plains in Palestine.
- Circular walk that will take you from Canaan Fair Trade in Burqin to the hilltops of Jebel Al-Baared, then up to Jebel Al-Liqra and back to Burqin. Along the way, you will pass by the Arabah plains with its large variety of Palestinian fruit and vegetables production, past old springs and cisterns, and you will take in the expansive views over both the northern West Bank and the Galilee. The length of this walk will be around 12 km, and it takes around five hours. Afterwards, proceed to Ramallah.
- Another option is available in the afternoon,
- A circular hike staring from Hadad village passing along the way by Im Al Tout, Jalqamous, Wadi Al Khatib, during which you can experience a dynamic landscape and captivating natural views in Northern Palestine and south east of Jenin. The length of trail is approximately 15 Km and it takes around 5 hours.
Day 5: Ramallah- Bethlehem (B,L)
- Ride to Bethlehem
- Mar Saba monastery, considered one of the oldest Greek Orthodox monasteries in the world.
- Hike from the monastery to 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 3 hours. After the hike, you rest for lunch.
- Free afternoon to enjoy the city of Bethlehem.
Day 6: Bethlehem- Jericho (B,D)
- Morning hike in Wadi Al Qelt (Jericho). The canyon is a natural wonder of towering cliffs and blossoming plants of numerous colors and scents that surround the spring lying at its bottom. The natural reserve is one of the most attractive and desirable places for hiking. The length of this hike will be around 09 km, and it takes around four hours.
- Lunch followed by a relaxing afternoon in the Dead Sea.
- Dinner and overnight in Jericho.
Day 7: Jericho- Jerusalem
- Walk through the historic alleyways of the Cradle of Abrahamic Religions, which is filled with architectural gems and holy sites.
- 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.
- Walk the route of Via Dolorosa, reach Mount of Olives, where you find unparalleled views of the new and old city.
- The Church of all Nations, the Kidron Valley and the Tomb of Virgin Mary.
- Walk along the ancient walls of the city and through its roads where you’ll get a glimpse of the traditional food and local produce of Palestinians and familiarize yourself with the quarters in it.
- For dinner you can have Jerusalem’s specialties; Humus, Falafel and Ka’aek. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8: Jerusalem – Airport
After breakfast, transfer to the airport or Allenby bridge.