Hiking Tour in the Suburb of Bethlehem
To get to Bethlehem from Jerusalem go to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint and cross to Bethlehem side.
The tour will start from Bethlehem. You will meet by your local guide and take the public transportation to Battir Village (15 minutes drive – Transfer fee included). Battir is a beautiful small village with historic valleys containing a lot of human heritage going back even 4000 years. Nowadays the Palestinian inhabitants of the village are living in anxiety of losing their beloved land. The expansion of the wall and illegal settlements is endangering the place. The inhabitants are working hard on keeping their village and are organizing many unique projects. Battir won a UNESCO prize for its cultural landscape. Battir UNESCO world heritage sites.
During the visit to Battir, you will visit Battir Spring – a source of fresh drinking water and the Roman pool. Lean about the water system in the village and view of the historic railway line connecting Jerusalem to Jafa located below Battir village, the railway is on the Israeli side of the Green Line. Start our hike in Makhrour Valley which will take about 2 hours. On the way you will see a different type of trees and plants as well as Byzantine/Roman age tombs carved into the rocks of Wadi Makhrour and an Ottoman oven for preparing stone for building in Battir.
At the end of the hike you will end up in a local restaurant called Hosh Jasmine and you will be offered a free local beer. After the beer you will talk to the city centre where the tour will end.
Transfer to the start of the hike and transfer back from Bethlehem at the end of the hike is the clients responsibility.
- Local guide
- Walking tour
- Free Local beer
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Public transportation to Battir (Approx. 5 NIS per person)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Keep your passport with you during the day of travel
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
Bethlehem Bus Station
Winter Season: 09:30am or 02:00pm
Summer Season: 08:30am or 05:00pm
4 hours (approx.)