Palestinian Heritage Trail (PH Trail) is a non-for-profit community-based tourism organization (union) that delineates and develops a hiking trail in Palestine that is called “Palestinian Heritage Trail” in and around different Palestinian localities. We work closely and jointly with more than 50 local communities to endorses cultural diversity and exchange, safeguards tradition and heritage, inspires storytelling and encourages friendships based on the advancement of human values and the preservation of the surrounding environment and the people’s needs for further growth and education. PHT works closely and jointly with local communities to cultivate their resources, capacities and the opportunity for a better life.
Walking the trail, takes travelers down the Palestinian cultural heritage lane and gives a taste of the local’s identity that is believed to be preserved in the soil and earth walked on. Such experience invites voyagers to discover the simple, yet warm, life of the local communities, and the traditional hospitality from the heart of the Palestinian people.
Vision: Creating a vibrant Palestinian community in a sustainable environment, by emphasize on the enticing experience of Palestine’s identity and its historical cultural heritage alongside the Palestine Heritage Trail.
Mission: Developing and promoting community-based tourism through the Palestine Heritage Trail.
Yet, in the process of fulfilling its mission, the Palestine Heritage Trail also contributes to:
- Empower women, youth and households and diversify their livelihood opportunities.
- Build bridges between Palestinian communities along the trail, other Palestinian communities and guests from abroad.
- Create awareness, among Palestinians and guests from abroad, about Palestinian identity, history and ways of living.
The Palestinian Heritage Trail partners and brings together the efforts, work and achievements of three organizations working in unison with:
- The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People/ Siraj Center
- Rozana Association
- Palestine Wildlife Society
Logo: picture of the logo and what it does represent in a sentence.
- The Poppy flower (Hanoun in Arabic): The Hanoun flower symbolizes development and reflects the enriched variety of wildlife and landscape in Palestine.
- The Green, red and black colors in the flower: are the Palestinian’s flag colors, which reflects the deeply rooted in history Palestinian identity.
- The stones: are mostly seen in ancient Palestinian houses and alongside the trail as an old Palestinian protection method of any dirt drifts. The stones in the logo come convenient to PH Trail since it aims for cultural preservation.
Address: Al Karamah Street- Beit Sahour, Palestine.