JENIN REGION

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.

Jenin Regional Map

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.

This demanding hike will take you through the most interesting places of the region. Sebastiya is a home to great archaeological and architectural treasures.

Name Area Languages Spoken Contact Information Other services Particular Interests
Mohammad Atari Jenin Arabic, English (+970)0568437949
Email:hike-jenin[at]hotmail.com
Flora/fauna, 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 Nablus Al-Yasmeen Hotel $ (+970)-(0)-9-2333555 meals, wi-fi, kitchen

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
 Ramallah  90km  Taxi  35 NIS
 Bethlehem  135km  Taxi  55 NIS
Nablus 41km  Taxi  15 NIS
 Sebastiya 33km  Taxi 15 NIS
 Rummana 12km  Taxi 5 NIS
Burqin 4km  Bus  5 NIS
 Arraba 11km  Bus  5 NIS
 Sanur 13km  Bus  5 NIS
 Ti’innik 10km  Bus  5 NIS
LOCATION NAME CONTACT MISSION PRODUCTS
Burqin Burqin Ladies’ Center Society Umaima Khlouf
Tel: 0599046445/ 0597619930
Enabling women economically; awareness and psychological and financial support. Food production, handicrafts (embroidery, beads), olive oil soap.
Arraba Arraba Association for Women Development Manar Khleif
Tel: 0598304982
Financial and social development of women and children. Food production (pickles, olive paste, jam, yogurt); embroidery.
Sanur Women Charitable Society Wafa Kayed
Tel: 0599278643
Support women, children and handicapped. Dried herbs, eggplant pickles, maftoul, jam, labaneh.