9 June 2017, Friday. 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
     

Recommendations:

  • 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

Included:

  • 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

 

  • Beit Sahour Meeting point : in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time: 16:00 on Friday 9 June 2017

 

  • Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Saturday 10 June 2017
  • Rate from Beit Sahour 60$

Highlights

Highlights

 

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

Route

  1. Jerusalem