SATURDAY, 26 OF MAY 2018. Rashaydeh Sunrise Walk

Arab Al Rashayda village dates back to 1983 and its residents originate from the same region. The village name ‘Arab Al-Rashayda came in relation to Al-Rashayda tribe that exists in all parts of the Arab world, related to Rashid family.

This hike is a unique opportunity to the walk in the Jerusalem Desert, You will be able to overnight in a Bedouin tent, an early morning walk, and watch the beautiful sunrise with the Dead Sea in the foreground and the mountains of Jordan in the background. You will be transferred back from the sunrise point by vehicles.

  • Length: 10 km
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Category: Moderate – Difficult

What to bring:

  • Personal items/clothing for the overnight stay
  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 2 liters of water and snacks for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera

What is included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Traditional dinner and breakfast with a Bedouin host family
  • One overnight at the Bedouin tent in Rashaydeh
  • Transportation from Beit Sahour and back



  • Beit Sahour meeting point: in front of the Beit Sahour Municipality building
  • Meeting time: 16:00 on Saturday 26th of MAY 2018
  • Approximate returning time: 09:00 on Sunday 27th of MAY 2018



Explore the desert of Rashaydeh

Stay overnight in a Bedouin camp

Eat a traditional Palestinian Bedouin dinner

Watch the beautiful sunrise over the Dead Sea and Jordan



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