30 Oct - 06 Nov 2017, Samaritan Walk

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The Samaritan Walk offers travelers a rare opportunity to go beyond the headlines and the stereotypes, to get away from the ordinary Holy Land tours, and to explore for themselves the remarkable landscape, ancient historical sites and hospitable people and culture of Palestine. Take the first step to walk the trail, and you are guaranteed to be rewarded with a life-enhancing experience. 

 

The Samaritan Walk begins in the northern city of Nablus and ends in Bethlehem.

 

 

 

 

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Itinerary

 

Day One:  

 

From Jerusalem transfer to Nablus - Samaritan community on Mt. Gerazim. Overnight in the Old City of Nablus.

 

Day Two:  

Awarta to Duma


Overnight with local families

 

Day Three:

Al Auja

 

Visit the spring (ain) of Al Auja
Overnight at Bedouin camp

 

Day Four:

Jericho

 

Visit Hisham's Palace, the Mount of Temptation and Tell as Sultan

Swim in the Dead Sea.
Overnight at a hotel in Jericho


Day Five:

Wadi Qelt

 

Visit the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. George Koziba

Walk through the Jerusalem wilderness
Overnight in Jericho

 

Day Six:

Nabi Musa 

 

Visit the Mar Saba Greek Orthodox Monastery

Transfer to Bethlehem and visit the Old City and the Nativity Church

Departure

Note: A minimum of 5 persons is required to run the hike

Highlights

 

Meet and engage with a diverse range of people


Learn about the history, culture and religious traditions of the areas you pass through 


Take in breathtaking landscapes filled with valleys, groves, orchards and mountain springs


Relax with a Turkish bath in the old city of Nablus


Enjoy traditional homemade Palestinian meals and sweets


Be welcomed with authentic Palestinian hospitality during overnights in Bedouin tents and villagers' homes 

Route

  1. Jerusalem