The rich landscapes of this much disputed land are riddled with long distance footpaths that provide a fascinating insight into a region that has lain at the crossroads of world history for over three millennia. One such trail is the Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil, the biblical ‘Path of Abraham’.Running from south-east Turkey to the deserts of the Jordan Valley, the trail passes through some of the most culturally and historically significant landscapes in the Middle East.
This incredible journey provides us with an opportunity to gain a unique insight into an ancient and fascinating land; one that has seen the passing of Crusaders and Saracens, the crucifixion of Christ and the bloody conflicts of the Arab-Israeli wars. Travelling on foot through the Jordan Valley we travel from Nablus to the beautiful springs of Al Auja, before then travelling on to explore the Dead Sea region and the biblical cities of Jericho and Bethlehem, some of the most revered and contentious settings on earth.
ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.
Please note that the departures for 2020 have a different itinerary to 2019. Please see individual dossiers for full details.
Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.
You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.
These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section
With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a good balance between exploring cultural sights (such as museums and historical buildings) on some days and experiencing the wonders of the great outdoors on other days.
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