Arrival at Tel Aviv airport welcomes by our representative, transfer to the hotel in Bethlehem, dinner and overnight.
Abraham’s Path Package
9 Days 8 Nights
After breakfast, there will be a tour of Bethlehem where it all began. You will visit the Basilica of the Nativity, the oldest church in the world which is built over the cave that housed Christ at his birth. And visit the milk grotto it’s the important and sacred place because tradition has it that the Holy Family took refuge here during the Slaughter of the Innocents, before their flight into Egypt. Transfer to Jericho, start by discovering the Monastery of the Temptation. is traditionally regarded as the mountain on which the devil tempted Christ during his 40-day fast. After visiting the city of Jericho, continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world, sitting 430 meters below sea level. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, and as such, bodies will naturally float in the water, that is so unique to the Dead Sea. Transfer to a guest house in the camp of Aqabt Jaber or Jericho and spend the night.
This hike starts at Aqbat Jaber Camp near Jericho, it is a long and beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt where walkers will have a chance to discover the ruins of King Herod’s winter palace and then see the clinging to the side of the rocky canyon Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery). The view transports visitors to the 4th century when the earliest desert-dwelling monks sought the lives of faithful seclusion.
The wadi offers a unique variety of flora and fauna. The road becomes easier as it leaves the monastery and heads towards the Roman aqueduct–another spectacular landmark located along that section of the Masar. Then the trail passes through the remote lands and the wilderness of the Jordan Valley, to lead to the historic road from Jericho to Jerusalem and reach the Bedouin’s camp located exactly at the sea level, you will learn more about the Bedouins, their culture and lifestyle, dinner and overnight.
Walking Distance: Approximately 20 km. Walking Time: 7 -8 hours Difficulty: Moderate.
After breakfast, , transfer to Nabi Mousa, the desert sanctuary of Nabi Musa, dating to the 13th century, which is remembered as the final resting place of the prophet Moses in the Islamic tradition. The site consists of the tomb and a mosque and a spacious compound built around them. The walk begins in the eastern desert, exactly from Khirbet Al-Mird site, which is also called Hyrcania in Greek, and ends up at Mar Saba, the Greek Orthodox desert monastery. Mar Saba is among the most ancient and wondrous desert monasteries in the Holy Land. Women have not been allowed into Mar Saba for 15 centuries and will have to admire the monastery from afar – over its exterior walls. You descend the valley and then up to the monastery after resting for some time in the top, enjoying the views and atmosphere. Continue through the canyons up to Tal al Qmar, where the path was mostly mountains and canyons. There, in the middle of the wilderness, can be found a guesthouse with a Bedouin type like a lounge where hikes can have a homemade meal, relax, and overnight.
Distance 18 km (6h-7h) Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Transfer to the village of Tuqua, which is located 12 kilometers to the south of Bethlehem, It stands on the top of a hill that is covered with olive trees, always looking green and beautiful and forming a fantastic landscape for visitors, start hiking to the village of Rashaida, crossing the spectacular Wadi Jihar, a deep limestone canyon in the desert. Arrival at Bedouin encampment village Rashayda, which is located in the desert region of the Dead Sea. By 4×4 Bedouin ride back to evening and night in Bedouin camp. 19km.
Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
This is one of the wonderful stages that everyone should try walking. It extends from Al-Rashayda, which is located 18.7km (Horizontal Distance) south-east of Bethlehem, to Bani N’eim which is 7 kilometers to the east of Hebron. It is a rocky and uneven road, but worth walking. One of the amazing spots in Al-Rashayda is the archeological site called Al ‘Erishah area, which overlooks the Dead Sea from above. After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area.
Dinner and overnight, family home-stay in Bani N’eim.
Walking distance: 20 km 6–8 hours. Difficulty: Moderate.
After breakfast transfer from Bani Neim to Hebron, the terrain Is rocky and uneven before reaching Hebron, the home of the Tomb of the Patriarchs which contains the tomb of Abraham and the mosque of the same name, part of which has now become a synagogue. The Kasbah offers visitors many surprises, including the famous ancient glass factories and colorful Eastern ceramic workshops. Transfer to Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.
After breakfast, Transfer to Jerusalem. The Day will be spent visiting Jerusalem, a city holy to three monotheistic religions.
This ancient city has experienced centuries of bloodshed, twenty times destroyed yet still standing. Visit the Mount of Olives which stands at 827m high, not only offers a wonderful panoramic view over the Old City, it also houses places of high importance to the three monotheistic religions. The church of Pater Noster , the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, the Shrine of the Ascension, the Church of All Nations, “Gethsemane”, and the Tomb of the Virgin.. Enter the old city to visit some important historical and religious sites In the old city: the Via Dolorosa, the Holy Sepulcher, the Wailing Wall, from there admire the Dome of the Rock, and visit the Cardo: the ancient Roman city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for the return flight.
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