Geo-political tour of Ramallah

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Tour Number

Activity Level

326608


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (basic)

Palestinian city circled by the wall, checkpoints and Jewish settlements


Ramallah is the cultural, commercial and governmental hub of the Palestinian Territories, alive with liberalism and intellectualism. It is a loud, vibrant city from its historic market to its chaotic bus station and its hip downtown to its towering, glamorous hotels. Almost operating within its own bubble, Ramallah is an eclectic hub of activity and continues to evolve with each day. Many of its residents are refugee families from Jerusalem and elsewhere in Palestine, who were forced to seek new lives in Ramallah and in doing so made it the Palestinian Authority's de facto capital.
The tour will discover Ramallah city modern and vibrant life, and around the refugee camps, as well the paradoxical reality of walls, fences, checkpoints and Jewish settlements.

Itinerary

8. 00 am - arrive to Ramallah
9. 00 am - stop at Qalandia Checkpoint, and pass through Qalandia Refugee camp.
9:30 am tour Amari Refugee camp
10:30 am arrive to Manara square, walk around in the main street and market
11:30 am visit Mukataa and Yasser Arafat's tomb
12:00 pm visit Bet El Checkpoint, and Bet El Settlement, stop briefly at Jalazon Refugee camp
1:00 pm - Lunch (where: TBD)
2:00 pm visit the wall in Bir Nabala and tunnels
3:00 pm back to Ramallah - stop at Mandela statue, Coffee at Zamn cafe

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint north of Jerusalem

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint north of Jerusalem

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

public transportation

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - Food drinks souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bassam was an excellent guide, he went above and beyond what we expected of him. We opted for a walking tour of Ramallah where he tailored the trip to our needs and interests, was flexible with start and end times and made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the tour. Highlights include: political and geographic info, British mandate era house tour, Yasser Arafat mausoleum and museum, old city tour, refugee camp tour by refugee family. All 6 of us had an fantastic and insightful day. Highly recommended
John Grainger

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    Tour Price

    325 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    326608


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (basic)

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