Palestine's Wadi Qelt Full-Day Hiking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

390353


Categories

Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), German (basic), Greek (basic)

Hike across the wilderness, fresh water springs and ancient ruins


Wadi Qelt is one of the main hiking attractions in Palestine.

Starting Northeast of Jerusalem in a village named Hizma, Wadi Qelt runs 26 kilometers through the Jerusalem wilderness towards Jericho. It contains three main fresh water springs. The valley contains diverse flora and fauna, ancient ruins, and monasteries.

This hike will be a 15km section starting from Ein Fawwar and ending at Jericho. This is a moderate level hike with rocky terrain and some sections walking in low water. You will enjoy swimming in the natural pools along the route.

Itinerary

Wadi Qelt is one of the main hiking attractions in Palestine. Starting Northeast of Jerusalem in a village named Hizma, Wadi Qelt runs 26 kilometers through the Jerusalem wilderness towards Jericho. It contains three main fresh water springs. The valley contains diverse flora and fauna, ancient ruins, and monasteries. This hike will be a 15km section starting from Ein Fawwar and ending at Jericho. This is a moderate level hike with rocky terrain and some sections walking in low water. You will enjoy swimming in the natural pools along the route, taking pictures of amazing landscape as well as some animals.
meeting point is bethlehem Bethlehem and then we will drive to the starting point.
Safety requirements:
You must
- Wear comfortable non-slip hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a backpack for your stuff
- Bring some food/fruits and minimum 2 liters of water per person
- Bring your passport and visa

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Jerusalem bus station in Bethlehem, which is the last stop on bus 231 coming from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem to Bethlehem.

Any other place or hotel in Bethlehem city is also accepted to be picked up.

End location: Bus 234 from Bethlehem to Damascus gate in Jerusalem.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Heavy rain during the months of January and February may result in the closing of the area by the government due to risk of flooding. If this happens, I can arrange an alternative hike.

Transportation

A modern, air conditioned, private car (2012 Hyundai Tuscon) from the meeting point to the starting point of the hike and at the end of the hike we will take a private car to go back to the starting point and then we will drive back to Bethlehem where we will say goodbye.

What’s Included

Other: My time and service as your private guide.
Transportation in a private car.
Admission fees.
2 liters of bottled water per person.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Israeli Shekel - To have a fresh juice or coffee at the end of the hike.

What’s Extra

Other: Snacks/food and energy bars.
Any personal purchases or expenses.

This tour is designed for up to 4 travelers. If your group is larger, please contact me for details and a quote.

Restrictions

I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding. I can offer a full range of experiences.

Private tour guide Hazem

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