Community-based tourism aims at benefiting local communities in general, and fragile rural communities in particular, by inviting tourists to visit and interact directly with these communities. Travelers may walk and hike in small groups in rural Palestine and have the opportunity to discover unspoiled nature, history, cultural heritage, and cuisine. They may develop lasting friendships with local Palestinians by experiencing a taste of the culture’s rich diversity, and have the privilege of stopping for a visit or an overnight in a community accommodation.
The Palestinian Heritage Trail is appropriate for different ages and various levels of experience, from beginners to experienced hikers. Depending on the stage, walks are rated as easy, moderate, or difficult in terms of both trail difficulty and physical challenge. Information about each walk is listed on the website and can also be obtained by contacting us for more detailed guidance in choosing the most suitable hike for you.
- The Palestinian Heritage Trail is a long-distance community-based walking trail across the West Bank.
- The Palestinian Heritage Trail(PHT) is a non-governmental organization that aims to help local communities and partners develop the path across the region
The Palestinian Heritage Trail promotes a prosperous rural Palestine, where cultural diversity, tradition, and human values are honored and environmental awareness is raised.
The mission of the The Palestinian Heritage Trail is to socially and economically empower local communities through a cultural walking route that traverses rural Palestine, and that highlights the history, heritage, biodiversity, and landscape of this area along the way.
The Palestinian Heritage Trail encourages exchange and friendship that connects travelers from Palestine and from around the world. It also creates partnerships across all sectors of society and facilitates cooperation between individuals and communities.
The organization promotes cultural diversity, tradition, human values and environmental awareness. Partners and communities are actively involved in all levels of the development of the The Palestinian Heritage Trail in Palestine, ranging from strategic decision making to the implementation of various hospitality and tourism services, the delineation of the route, and hosting travelers. This approach ensures local ownership and consistency with the The Palestinian Heritage Trail values.
- To put the spirit of friendship and hospitality at the heart of all our efforts
- To develop the The Palestinian Heritage Trail in partnership with the communities who live along the trail and with other Palestinian partners who share our values and vision.
No,it is not a tour operator. Check the list of the tour operators organizing tours on The Palestinian Heritage Trail on the Tour Operators webpage.
Yes. The Palestinian Heritage Trail is a non-profit organization in Palestine. The organization is endorsed and supported by the Palestine Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
No, does not associate itself with any political agenda in or outside the region. The organization develops the trail that is a platform for learning more about the people and cultural heritage of Palestine. The organization respects all religious traditions but does not belong to any religious group or agenda.