Walk Abraham’s Path from Bethlehem to Artas and Tequa – 14th of April 2013

“The Masar Ibrahim al Khalil – Abraham’s Path offers travelers a rare opportunity to go beyond the headlines and the stereotypes, to get away from the conventional Holy Land tour itineraries, and to explore for themselves the remarkable landscape, people, and culture of Palestine.”

14th of April 2013 : There will be two meeting points – the first one at Jerusalem Hotel (East Jerusalem Nablus Road near the Garden Tomb at 8:00 am ant the second in Bethlehem in front of the Manger Square Hotel at 8:30 am.

Please contact Mayada if you would like to participate and learn more. Send her an E-mail at mayada@sirajcenter.org or call at 0543485711.

The walk from Solomon’s Pools will follow down to the village of Artas. Later the it would continue south from Artas to the village of Tequa’ – an ancient village believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Amos. The ruins of an early Byzantine church built over the prophet’s tomb can still be seen today.

Monastery of Aras

The walk is 13km and will take around 4hrs. The route begins on paved road for about 5km and then continues on the dirt paths of Wadi Artas before reaching Tequa.  In Tequa, the group will enjoy a locally prepared traditional meal in a family’s home.

The walk is mostly downhill, though there are a few steep uphill sections. This isn’t a very difficult walk, but you should be at a reasonable fitness level (able to walk for three hours straight).

Herodion seen from Artas village

For more information contact the Visitor Information Center – Bethlehem on: vicbethlehem@gmail.com

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