Visit Ramallah’s proudest refugee camp and the home of Palestinian football league’s national champion.  Since its start in 1949, Al Am’ari Refugee Camp remains a hotspot and its residence are living documentation of a lot of twists in modern Palestinian history. Walk through the camp, and let the buildings and people tell you the story of the Palestinian exodus (Al-Nakba), and how the community has struggled over 70 years to live under extreme conditions while maintaining, for generations, the hope to go back home.

Major topics and stops covered in the tour:
The UNRWA services in health and education
Camp architecture, infrastructure and living conditions
Graffiti and other forms of popular art in the camp – meeting with local artist
Football as a form of resilience – visit to the camp’s local sports team
Family visit and discussion over coffee/tea

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Ramallah city center
DEPARTURE TIME 11:00 [Please arrive at least 15 min in advance]
INCLUDED
Local Guide
NOT INCLUDED
Meals (optional)
Tips
Transportation to starting point
DIFFICULTY EASY
Minimum Participants 3

If you book this tour for less than the required minimum number of participants, your booking will be pending for other interested participants on the same date. Alternatively, you may upgrade your order to the minimum number of participants to ensure the availability and confirm the tour.

Additional information

Meal OptionsMeal included, Meal not included
Minimum participants3
Tour TypeCity Tours, Educational Tours, Reality Tours

From Jerusalem: Take bus 218 from the Arab bus station near Damascus Gate, in front of the Jerusalem Hotel directly to Ramallah (8 shekels | 45 mins).

From Bethlehem: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Bethlehem Central Bus Station on Manger Square Street directly to the Ramallah Central Bus Station on Al Nahda Street (25 shekels | 45 mins).

From Jericho: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Jericho city center’s Main Square [opposite of Tourist Information Center] directly to Ramallah Central Station on Al-Nahda street (25 shekels | 40 mins).

From Nablus: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Nablus Central Station on Rafidia Street directly to the Ramallah Central Bus Station on Al-Nahda street (20 shekels | 1 hour).

From Hebron: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Hebron Central Bus Station in Wadi Al Tufah Street directly to the Ramallah Central Bus Station on Al Nahda Street ( 30 shekels | 1 hour).

 

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 25, 2018

Booked a last minute tour (night before) for a visit to the Am’ari refugee camp in Ramallah. Our very sympathetic guide Mohammed is well known in the camp and could tell us a lot about it’s history, the troubles of its inhabitants and the confusing political situation behind it. In my opinion, a must do when traveling through Israel.

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