Hike Wadi Qelt, one of Palestine’s most famous walking trails. Explore the spectacular natural landscape, and how it provided refuge & solitude to those in search of salvation through hermit life, prayer and meditation.
This short and brief version of the trail starts in the point just above Saint George Monastery, and continues down through the mini canyon of Wadi Qelt all the way to Jericho. The hike takes 2-3 hours and includes a stop at the Monastery and other resting points on the way including the old ruins of Herod’s winter palace.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Jericho – Saint George Monastery – Jericho|
|DEPARTURE TIME||09:00 [Please arrive at least 15 min in advance]|
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.
|Meal Options||Meal included, Meal not included|
|Destinations||Jericho & The Jordan Valley, Jericho City, Wadi Qelt & Saint George Monastery|
|Distance||6 Km, 8 Km, 12 Km|
Saint George Monastery
Hike through the canyon
Walk back to Jericho
A rewarding finish line
From Jerusalem: Take bus 263 from the bus station in front of Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem on Sultan Suleiman Street to Bethany City Center (Al Izariya), and from there take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) to Jericho City Center (30 shekels | 1 hour).
From Bethlehem: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Bethlehem Central Bus Station on Manger Square Street directly to Jericho City Center (25 shekels | 1 hour).
From Ramallah: Take the collective taxi (orange 7-seater van called Servees) from the Main Station in Ramallah on Al-Nahda Street directly to Jericho City Center (25 shekels | 1 hour).
From Nablus: Take t he 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. Next, see “From Ramallah to Jericho” (40 shekels | 2 hours).
From Allenby Bridge: Take the bus to the Jericho Station called Istiraha (20 shekels), and from there a taxi to Jericho city (30 shekels).