EVERY THURSDAY - Tuqu’ to Arab Ar-Rashaida (Wadi Jhar)

From USD 105

This hike will take you from Tuqu’ through Wadi Jihar to Arab Ar-Rashaida village. Here in Bedouin lands you will see their camels and livestock in pastures. The path descends into the spectacular Wadi el-Jihar, a deep limestone canyon in the desert. The caves there have been used for homes for a long time. The terrain is rocky, with a few small climbs.We emerge from the valley reaching Arab Ar-Rashaida village.

 

  • Length: 15 km
  • Starting time: Every Thursday at 8 AM
  • Walking duration: 4 hours
  • Category: Moderate
  • Approximate return: 3 PM
  • Price: (Includes: experienced trekking guide, transportation form and back to the meeting point.)

From USD 105

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What to bring?

 

  • Lightweight walking boots and modest comfortable clothing
  • Possibly walking poles
  • At least 2 liters of water, sandwiches and snacks
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Passport or ID card, phone, camera

Highlights

MEETING POINT: In front Bank of Jordan at Bab Zukak Junction in Bethlehem. It is the last bus stop for #231 bus starting from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. The buses are frequent (around each half an hour) and it takes around 45 minutes to arrive to Bethlehem.

Route

  1. Bethlehem