Things to do in Palestine...
Hiking in Palestine is one of the top things to do, not only because its canyons and wadis, the Jordan Valley and olive grove filled hilltops are wilderness wonders, but also because you will be guided by local people. Such as on the long distance walking trail, Abraham Path, which starts in Turkey then travels through and ends in Palestine, the resting place of Abraham. Also the icon of hospitality, Abrahamic welcome is so innate to Palestinians, you can’t help but feel humbled by the generosity of strangers en route as well as your expert guides, rich in knowledge about their history and heritage, political struggles and strife.
Staying with local people in homestay accommodation or desert camps is the norm in Palestine. Years of conflict have resulted in poverty for many, with farmlands and job opportunities being restricted. So tourism has become a positive force for change when it comes to gaining independent income in Palestine.
Palestine is the hub of the Holy Land for Muslims, Christians or Jews, so cultural trips that take in both Palestine and Israel are common. Despite walls and wars, intifadas and invasions, Palestine is for many tourists simply a shrine to religious beliefs, archeological finds and natural magnificence. And always will be. Ultimately, when they discover the beauty of its landscape and culture, and the profusion of Palestinian grace and goodwill, the one thing that all visitors end up doing, is hoping, praying for or supporting a process for peace.