6 October 2017. Desert Full Moon Walk

The Arab Al Rashaydeh village dates back to 1983. The village name ‘Arab Al-Rashayda derives from the Al-Rashayda tribe that exists across the Arab world, related to the Rashid family.


This hike offers a unique opportunity to the walk in the Jerusalem desert, guided by the illuminating light of the full moon.  You will sleep overnight in a Bedouin tent and wake to an early morning walk. You will hike through the rough desert terrain to a lookout spot from which you can watch the sunrise with the Dead Sea in the foreground and the mountains of Jordan in the background. You will be transferred back from the sunrise point by jeep. 


Length: 10 km

Duration: 2-3 hours

Category: Moderate - Difficult


Personal items/clothing for the overnight stay in a Bedouin tent

Lightweight walking boots

Walking poles

At least 2 - 3 liters of water and snacks for the walk

Your camera




An experienced local hiking guide

Traditional dinner and breakfast with the Bedouin host family

One overnight at the Bedouin tent in Rashaydeh

Transportation from Jerusalem/Beit Sahour and back

  • Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of The Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jerusalem+Hotel/@31.7843026,35.2258947,677m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x150329c458973183:0x496b59518afd3fa1!6m1!1e1
  • Beit Sahour Meeting point: in front of the Beit Sahour Municipality building
  • Meeting time: 15:00 on Friday, 6 October 2017
  • Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Saturday, 7 October 2017

Rate: From Jerusalem 120$, from Beit Sahour 100$



Hike through the peaceful desert of Rashaydeh, guided by the illuminating light of the full moon

Enjoy the sunrise with the Dead Sea in the foreground and the mountains of Jordan in the background

Ride by jeep back to the Bedouin tent

Eat a traditional Palestinian dinner and breakfast


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