The Gardens of Batir

batterEXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE OF A HISTORIC PALESTINIAN VILLAGE

Walk in the green hills and olive groves around the ancient village of Batir. Explore the Sufi lodges, Ottoman shrines, and irrigated gardens of the old center. Stay for lunch with a family, sample the fabulous local produce, and learn the story of Batir’s long struggle to retain its land and its identity as an historic Palestinian town.

 

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The Monastery in the Desert

MarSaba19sA WALK FROM MAR SABA TO THE TENT AT TEL AL QAMAR

Explore the ancient monastery of Mar Saba, hidden in a remote canyon above the shores of the Dead Sea. Hike south, across the desert, and arrive on foot at Tel al Qamar – the Hill of the Moon – for a firelight feast under the stars.

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Sunrise over the Dead Sea

rashaidaA NIGHT WITH A BEDOUIN FAMILY IN THE DESERT OF RASHAYDEH

Hike one of the most pristine and spectacular canyons in the Jerusalem wilderness. Share food and stories with the family of Hajj Ali in his tents at Rashaydeh. Watch the desert sunrise over the distant hills of the Dead Sea.

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