Wadi Qelt trekking tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

202150


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to hike, and have no fear of heights. footpath is hanging on cliffs.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Visit St. George monastery


Wadi Qelt to St. George Monastery and Jericho, 12 km.

The monastery, founded in the 5th century, is about 9 kilometres from Jericho and about 20 kilometres from Jerusalem, and on a favourite trail for hikers.
St. George Monastery is Greek Orthodox monastery located in Wadi Qelt. A breath-taking cliff-hanging monastery. The place is a piece of paradise, with fresh stream coming from upper Wadi Qelt. The walk is very spectacular and tempting and the ascent towards the upper canyon is most appealing.

Itinerary

Weather is too hot in summer - June - September
start from Ramallah or Jericho is half an hour drive to the start of walk to Wadi Qelt and st. George Monastery
20 minutes: descend walking to the monastery
1 hour visit to the monastery - no entrance fees (but they accept donations)
2 hours walking the canyon to Jericho
End at Herod's Winter Palace in Jericho

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

30 minutes from Ramallah

6-8 hours hiking

45 minutes back

Transportation

Private Vehicle

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 ils - food and snacks

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

I had a perfect day with Bassam trough Wadi Qelt. He was very nice, good mooded and informative with all details of this conflict and its history. I can highly recommend him!
Alice Kleyboldt

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    300 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    202150


    Categories

    Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.
    You must be able to hike, and have no fear of heights. footpath is hanging on cliffs.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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