Hiking Tours

Discovering The Trails & Culture Of Palestine | 8 Days / 7 Nights

THE INTINERARY

Day 1: Airport- Ramallah

Whether you decide to come by plane or Allenby Bridge, we’ll be waiting for you, to welcome you to the unique Palestine and transfer you to your chosen hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Ramallah.

Day 2: Ramallah

Morning hike through the wilderness of Turmus Ayya reaching Ein Samia, enjoying its breath taking nature away from metropolitan Ramallah. A traditional Palestinian breakfast will be served during the hike. 
Next, we go on a tour in the downtown and center of Ramallah. Where we’ll explore its markets along with a wide array of shops. In the evening, we will have a chance to experience Dabke, traditional Palestinian dance, in a special fun masterclass. Overnight in Ramallah.

  • Hiking Distance: around 10km. 
  • Hiking time: 6 hours including the breakfast stop.
  • Difficulty Rate: Moderate.

Day 3: Ramallah- Jenin -Sebastia

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.

Day 4: Sebastia- Nablus – Ramallah

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.

Day 5: Ramallah- Bethlehem

We have breakfast at the hotel and embark on a journey of adventure, culture and tradition. 
We begin our trip with a hike through (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. 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.

  • Hiking Distance: around 12km. 
  • Hiking time: 5 hours.
  • Difficulty Rate: Moderate.

Day 6: Bethlehem- Jerusalem

Breakfast at 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.

Day 7: Jerusalem- Jericho- 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. We then have Lunch followed by an exciting bike tour of Jericho city. 
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

  • Hiking Distance: around 9 km. 
  • Hiking time: 4 hours.
  • Difficulty Rate: Moderate.

 
Biking time: around 1 hour. 

Day 8: Jerusalem – Airport

After breakfast, transfer to the airport or Allenby bridge.

** The trail might be amended according to the weather**

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