Bethlehem to Tuqu’

After a visit to world heritage sites, the Old City of Bethlehem and Nativity Church, follow the fertile valley of Artas towards Tuqu’.

Starting at Manger Square in Bethlehem you will soon discover springs and aqueducts and many cultural and architectural places of interest. As you approach Tuqu’ you will pass through a fertile valley. You may want to stop here and have a lunch at the Women’s Center in Artas.

Service Providers

Bethlehem Guides

Bethlehem - Wi’am Al-Masalha
Bethlehem - Usama Zughbi
Bethlehem - Riziq Ghyada
Bethlehem - Nidal Rishmawi
Bethlehem - Nadine Al-Yateem
Bethlehem - Muhammad Al-Qurna

Women Associations in Bethlehem 

Tuqu’ Women’s Center
Shawawreh Women’s Association
Ezariya - Cooperative of Rural Development
Dar Salah Women’s Association
Bethlehem - Nabd Women Center
Beit Sahour - Arab Women's Union
Photos of Bethlehem Region
Bethlehem to Tuqu’
  • Distance: 14.5km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Challenge: Moderate
Stage Logistics

For the hike take:

at least 3 liters of water

Bethlehem can be reached from Jerusalem (8 NIS), Ramallah (18 NIS), Jericho (25 NIS) or Hebron (9 NIS).
Artas and Tuqu’ can be reached from Bethlehem with a shared taxi for around 5 NIS.

Check the weather before you go. Always remember about sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). During the summer season wear light but modest clothes. During the winter season remember about a warmer jacket – mornings and evenings are usually cold.

Stop by Tuqu’ Women’s Association to stamp your Hiker Passport and possibly purchase handmade embroidered items and woven rugs.