A long-distance cultural hiking route in Palestine
The Palestinian Heritage Trail is more than just a hiking trail. It is a means of meeting and making connections with local Palestinians and hikers from all over the world. You can explore Bedouin communities and experience the traditional Palestinian dishes, which is one of Palestine’s most fundamental traditions.
The trail is about 480 km long that extends from the village of Rummana northwest of Jenin to Beit Mirsim southwest of Hebron turning around back to Artas in Bethlehem; in addition to the newly developed Jerusalem segment that starts at Sea Level community, thru Jabal Al Baba, Eizariya towards the Old City of Jerusalem and continues to the village’s northwest of Jerusalem -Beit Suriq to Beit Duqqo.The trail passes through more than 60 Palestinian cities, villages, and Bedouin communities where travelers can experience and enjoy authentic Palestinian Hospitality.
The Trail does not only invite hikers to experience nature but also to change their perspectives by recognizing shared common values and creating friendships along the way. You are warmly invited to visit Palestine to explore its beauty, sanctity, diversity, history, and people. A unique experience has been carefully designed for you in a variety of community-based tourism programs that we trust will produce many memories to cherish and friends to keep.
The community-based tourism in Palestine is about the people and their stories, lineages, arts, and aspirations. Community-based tourism is about cultural heritage, diversity, and the choices we make to preserve and protect it. It is about people managing their resources and capacities and creating pertinent itineraries and programs accordingly.
When in Palestine, do take the extra step to meet and engage with the local community and learn about the Palestinian culture and production that are crafted with love for nature and woven with the scent of its various blooms.