Beitin – Jericho Walk

 

Day 1: Beitin – Taybeh (4- 5 hours walking) 

Our walk begins with a meeting  at the Qalandia checkpoint or Bethlehem, then drive to Beitin village. From this point we walk through a beautiful valley with olive groves, green hillsides, and springs, toward Taybeh. Along the way we will enjoy a picnic lunch and tea break under the Roman olive trees. We arrive in Taybeh, an ancient Christian village with a Byzantine Church, and the only Palestinian Brewery. Overnight in the convent guest house / local families

 

Day 2: Taybeh – Kefer Malek  (4- 5 hours walking)

Today we walk from Taybeh towards Kefer Malek through the highest hills in West Bank and the olive groves crossing the quarries of stones with picnic lunch, then walk to  arrive  Kefer Malek where we have dinner and overnight with local families

 

Day 3: Ein Samia – Auja (6 hours walking) 

In the morning we drive back to Ein Samia, then begin our walk towards the Auja area in the Jordan Valley through a spectacular valley. exploring 2 different kinds of climates and landscape. Learn about the flora and founa of the area. We stop by the Auja spring where we can relax and enjoy the fresh water (swimming is possible), then we walk tothe Bedouin camp for a dinner and overnight in the Bedouin tent.

 

Day 4: Ojah – Jericho  (3 hours walking) 

Today we walk to Jericho to visit :

  • Tel Jericho and Ain al-Sultan:  This site dates back to 9,000 BC and includes Jericho’s tower.
  • Hisham’s Palace: the site of the Arab Umayyad Caliph (King)—a complex of buildings, baths, mosques, and colonnaded courts. This is an excellent example of the beauty of early Islamic art and architecture.
  • Dead Seaenjoy a float in the Dead Sea and take advantage of its medicinal water and mud. The black mud, sold worldwide as a very effective cosmetic treatment, is available  naturally and directly from the source. The mud is rich in minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, iron, sulfur and sulfates. The contact between the mud and your skin creates a unique sensory experience.

At the end of the day, we drive back to the meeting point.

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