3 December 2017, Sunday. Desert Full Moon Walk

From USD 120

The village of Arab Al Rashaydeh dates back to 1983 and its residents originate from the same region. The village name ‘Arab Al-Rashaydeh comes from the Al-Rashaydeh tribe that exists across the Arab world and is related to the Rashid family.

This hike is a unique opportunity to the walk in the desert of Rashaydeh, guided by the light of the breathtaking full moon. You will spend the night in a Bedouin tent, before waking early in the morning to watch the sunrise framed by the Dead Sea and the mountains of Jordan. You will be transferred back from the sunrise point by vehicles.

  • 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
  • Overnight at a Bedouin tent in Rashaydeh
  • Transportation to and from Jerusalem/Beit Sahour 

From USD 120

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Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of The Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate

Beit Sahour Meeting point: in front of the Beit Sahour Municipality building

Meeting time: 16:00 on Sunday 3 December 2017

Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Monday 4 December 2017

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

  • A (very early!) morning hike through the peaceful desert of Rashaydeh, guided by the light of the breathtaking full moon.  
  • A beautiful sunrise with the Dead Sea in the foreground and the mountains of Jordan in the background.  
  • Vehicle ride back to the Bedouin tent
  • Traditional Palestinian breakfast and dinner.

 

 

Route

  1. Jerusalem