11 May 2017, Thursday. Desert Full Moon Walk

Arab Al Rashayda village dates back to 1983 and its residents originate from the same region. The village name ‘Arab Al-Rashayda came in relation to Al-Rashayda tribe that exists in all parts of the Arab world, related to Rashid family.

This hike is a unique opportunity to the walk in the Jerusalem Desert, guided by the illuminating light of the breathtaking full moon.  You will be able to overnight in a Bedouin tent, an early morning walk, and watch the beautiful 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 jeeps.

  • Length: 10 km
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Category: Moderate – Difficult

What to bring:

  • Personal items/clothing for the overnight stay
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 2 liters of water and snacks for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera

What is included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Traditional dinner and breakfast with a Bedouin host family
  • One overnight at the Bedouin tent in Reshayda
  • Transportation from the Jerusalem Hotel and back
  • Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of The Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Direction: 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 Beit Sahour  Municipality
  • Meeting time: 16:00 on Thursday, 11 May 2017
  • Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Friday 12th of May 2017

Rate: From Jerusalem 100$, from Beit Sahour 60$

  • A very early morning hike through the peaceful desert of Reshayda - guided by the illuminating light of the breathtaking full moon.  
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunrise with the Dead Sea in the foreground and the mountains of Jordan in the background.  
  • ride to the Bedouin tent.
  • Traditional Palestinian dinner and breakfast.

Route

  1. Jerusalem