5 August 2017, Saturday. Rashaydeh Sunrise Walk

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

This hike is a unique opportunity to the walk in the Jerusalem desert: you will stay overnight in a Bedouin tent, and wake to an early morning walk to watch the sun rise over the Dead Sea and 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
  • One overnight at the Bedouin tent in Rashaydeh
  • Transportation from Jerusalem/ Beit Sahour and back

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

  • 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 Saturday 5th of August 2017
  • Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Sunday 6th of August 2017



Explore the desert of Rashaydeh

Stay overnight in a Bedouin camp

Eat a traditional Palestinian Bedouin dinner

Watch the beautiful sunrise over the Dead Sea and Jordan



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