Through the Jenin Region’s almond groves, Ottoman-era palaces, Byzantine churches, Mediterranean landscapes, windy mountain peaks, and hidden Roman ruins, the stories of the landscape become clear.
The rural setting of the Jenin Region gives a way to city noise as the trail approaches Nablus, nestled between two looming mountains. The city, famed for products such as olive oil soap and the sweet, cheesy knafeh, is known for its old city that can be explored through a network of labyrinthine streets where one will find old spice mills, Turkish bathhouses, and splendid manors. On the top of neighboring Mt. Gerizim, the Samaritans, a tiny group once nearly extinct, preserve their religion and priesthood on their holy mountain. Across the city of Nablus, between the modern buildings, can be found remains of the once-great Roman city of Neapolis.
Hike through the olive groves of the north and visit the ancient church of Burqin.
Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.
Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.
|Name||Area||Languages Spoken||Contact Information||Other services||Particular Interests|
|Mohammad Atari||Jenin||Arabic, English||(+970)0568437949
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|Saeed Hijjeh||Jenin||Arabic||+970 (0)599700295||history, archaeology|
|Stage||Location||Name||Price Range||Contact Info||Amenities|
|1||Burqin||Maha Khalaf Homestay||$||(+970)597619930||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|1||Burqin||Usama al-Saiegh Homestay||$||(+970)599840323||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|2||Arraba||Al-Mardawi Guesthouse||$||(+970)599722591||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|2||Arraba||Hana’ Hamdan Homestay||$||(+970)599292972||meals, wi-fi|
|3||Sanur||Rabie Wild Ali||$||(+970)569105560||meals, wi-fi|
|4||Sebastiya||Sebastia Guesthouse (Municipality)||$||(+970)599789631||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|4||Sebastiya||Qasr al-Kayed||$||(+970)599473646||meals, wi-fi|
|5||Sebastiya||Hayat al Reef Camp||$||Muhammad Jaber: 0592771470 / 0592767698||meals|
|5||Nablus||Al-Yasmeen Hotel||$||(+970)-(0)-9-2333555||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|6||Nablus||Khan al Wakala Hotel||$|| +972 09-2377779
There are no exact schedules for the following transportation options. Buses and services (orange shared taxis for up to seven people; pronounced servees) usually start driving when they are full. Most transportation stops operating at sunset. The transportation might be less frequent on Fridays, especially between 12-2pm. Prices are subject to change.
|FROM / TO JENIN||DISTANCE||TRANSPORTATION||PRICE|
|Jerusalem via Al-Azariya or Bethlehem||107km||Bus or Taxi||~60NIS|
|Burqin||Burqin Ladies’ Center Society||Umaima Khlouf
Tel: 0599046445/ 0597619930
|Enabling women economically; awareness and psychological and financial support.||Food production, especially Duqqa (Za’tar), handicrafts (embroidery, beads), olive oil soap.|
|Arraba||Arraba Association for Women Development||Manar Khleif
|Financial and social development of women and children.||Food production (pickles, olive paste, jam, yogurt); embroidery.|
|Sanur||Sanur Women’s club||Fahmieh wild Ali: 0599727875
|Support women, children and handicapped.||bee wax cream, beads, straw plates, traditional food, pickles, soap, jam, zaatar, and embroidery.|