The Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil trail continues through the wilderness between the shrine of An-Nabi Musa and Mar Saba Monastery with scenery full of breathtaking views on remote desert mountains and valleys. Afterwards, the way meanders steeply up the hills towards Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. The town is a natural rest and recovery point for hikers. From there, the path continues to Artas, passing near ancient aqueducts, Solomon’s Pools, and the picturesque convent of Hortus Conclusus. This section ends in the historical village of Tuqu’ with a view on the Herodium (Jabal al-Fourdis), a fortress built by King Herod the Great.
After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquille village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area
Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.
3:Hebron to Dura (12.4KM)
This stage will take you from the busy streets of Hebron through agricultural fields surrounding the city and picturesque valleys rich in natural beauty and archeological sites.
4:Dura to As-Sura (11.2KM)
South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Masar Ibrahim, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.
The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.
Adh-Dhahriya’s historic core, with its narrow streets and small domed stone houses, is a well-preserved example of an architectural complex that dates back to the Ottoman era.
|Name||Area||Languages Spoken||Contact Information||Other services||Particular Interests|
|Hani Sulaiman||Hebron||Arabic, English, French||(+970)0569234564
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|Hebron||Arabic, English||+972 (0) 568166103
Email address: email@example.com
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|Stage||Location||Name||Price Range||Contact Info||Amenities|
|1||‘Arab ar-Rashayida||Abu Isma’el Bedouin Tent||$||(+970)597430969||meals|
|2||Bani Na’im||Alia Manasra Homestay||$||(+970)597454335||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Sonia Khdour Homestay||$||(+970)599276614||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Manar Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)599291798||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Muhammad Zedat Homestay||$||(+970)597149600||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Wafa Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)598246358||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Mahmoud Hjoub Homestay||$||(+970)599599989||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Shorouq al-Khdour Homestay||$||(+970)598648725||meals|
|2||Bani Na’im||Firyal Al-Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)599286936||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|3||Hebron||Lamar Guesthouse||$||(+970)569155146||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
There are no exact schedules for the following transportation options. Buses and services (orange shared taxis for up to seven people; pronounced servees) usually start driving when they are full. Most transportation stops operating at sunset. The transportation might be less frequent on Fridays, especially between 12-2pm. Prices are subject to change.
|FROM / TO HEBRON||DISTANCE||TRANSPORTATION||PRICE|
|Jerusalem via Bethlehem||40km||Bus and Taxi||8 NIS + 9 NIS|
|Bani Na’im||10km||Taxi||5 NIS|
women of ’arab ar-rashayida
Tel: +972 (0)522809655
|support and generate income for women||yogurt, wool-filled pillows and mattresses|
|Beni Na’im||Bani Na’im Women Charitable Society||Itedal Manasrah: 0599730947||Empowering women.||Honey, Labna, Za`tar, and pickles, as well as knitting & embroidery as well as straw products.|
|Dura||Dura Cooperative Society for Food Processing||Huda Suleiman Shadid
|Developing the situation of women in the village.||Maftoul, yogurt production (labaneh, cheese, dried yogurt), grapes production (raisins, dibs, grapes jam, dried syrup – melban), dried herbs and thyme (zaatar).|
|Adh-Dhahiriya||Adh-Dahriyeh Women’s Center||Jihad al-Tel
|Raising women awareness in different subjects; Empowering women socially, and economically; Encouraging voluntary works for women; Founding small business for women.||Wool, embroidery, pastries for schools, olive pickles, maftoul, vegetables and fruits, traditional Palestinian food.|
adh-dhahriya women club
|Samia al Till at 0599895281||targets marginalized women in particular and works on developing and enhancing their situation in the village in general.||Maftoul, Labneh,pastries, sweets, pickles, cheese, beads and embroidery.|