Join us for an unfiltered excursion deep into the heart of the world's most infamous conflict. On this tour you'll visit unrecognized Israeli and Palestinian villages, speak with the inhabitants, and gain an understanding of the conflict without the media’s propaganda.
Media platforms, politicians, and even the UN cannot give you what we can: a real, in-depth look.
- just people.
This is your chance to really meet and talk with the people behind the news in the most talked-about region in the world: the Hebron Mountain Range in the South West Bank. We’re going to pay a visit to a Palestinian Bedouin family AND Jewish settlers. Two different, separate worlds living door to door, fence to fence.
We know this tour might be controversial, but we believe that borders do not exist between humans and that cultural exchange is the only way to build bridges between people. That’s what makes traveling a tool to change the world and make it a better place. This means interacting with both sides, without casting judgment. We trust that once you experience this tour you can decide for yourself what is right and what is wrong, and learn that things are more complex than they seem.
This tour is led by Gilad Sade, an expert in travel to conflict zones all over the world, and who, himself, used to live on Mount Hebron.
Even if you’ve experienced many cultures on your travels, this tour will take you into the heart of one of the most unique societies in the Middle East and will give an insight into the lives of the locals. You'll learn that there are more than two sides to this story.
A minimum of 8 participants is necessary to book this tour.
- Pick up in Arad and transfer to Um Al Khir.
- Welcome with refreshments at the local village. Guided tour of the village.
- Drive to Maon Farm, visit the synagogue, walk along the forest and hike to the highest lookout spot at the area.
- Swim in small underground water system.
- Light lunch made with local produce.
- Drive back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel.
Click on the "Book Now!" button on the right, and then select the date for which you would like to book the tour. Scroll down to the arrow, and click your way through to fill in your information. You will be all signed up in no time!
Duration of activity: full day
Starting point: Dead Sea Adventure Hostel - Arad
Difficulty levels: Walking/Trekking - easy
Duration of the hike: 1.5 hours
Trail length: 2 km
Age groups: Minimum age 12, participants under 18 must have a permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Necessary experience: No experience needed.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes and hat / 3 liters of water / sunblock / snacks
The trip and times are subject to changes according to weather conditions, security conditions, and decisions made by the trip leader in the field.
Please note that due to religious customs, this tour does not take place on Fridays or Saturdays.