SIRAJ

Siraj Center

Siraj Center
Ahlan wa sahlan!


Since 2005, Siraj has managed to achieve its vision of becoming one of the most prominent and innovative organizations which has driven the development of responsible tourism, re-branding Palestine as a destination for experiential travel and human connection.

As part of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (www.pcr.ps), and the sole non-profit organization licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, our vision continues to be to welcome international visitors to immerse themselves in Palestine, experiencing our hospitality, cultural heritage and unspoiled nature, bringing about a life-enriching exchange and understanding between Palestinians and visitors from other cultural, religious and social backgrounds. Siraj has been instrumental in creating NEPTO as well as the Palestinian Responsible Tourism initiative (www.pirt.ps).

We are pioneers in the field of developing diverse responsible tourism programs in Palestine, such as local community tourism, home stays, interfaith, pilgrimages, cultural and fact-finding, as well as other special interest programs, such as environmentally friendly tour packages, including, the Nativity Trail, Sufi Trail, Jerusalem Wilderness and the internationally recognized Abraham's Path/Masar Al Khalil - the first long distance walking route through the West Bank (www.masaribrahim.ps), walking/hiking (www.walkpalestine.com) and cycling tours (www.bikepalestine.com).

We create unique tourism products, which maximize the contribution of the local community. We train locals within rural and Bedouin communities to be empowered, becoming the decision makers and owners of the packages which we offer to visitors, thus increasing local engagement, economic benefits through job creation, and chances for improved social development. We advocate and implement best practices resulting in positive impacts, while minimizing adverse effects on our cultural heritage and ecosystem.


SIRAJ PROGRAMS

Abraham’s Path/Masar Ibrahim 

Abraham’s Path, also known as Masar Ibrahim al Khalil, is a comprehensive hiking trail network of over 320 kilometers/200 miles that will allow you to discover the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and extraordinary hospitality of the Palestinian people of the West Bank.  Chose from 18 set programs based on seasonal opportunities, regional highlights, and programmatic specialties. 

 

Nativity Trail

Discover the origins of the Christian faith through retracing the journey of the Holy Family from the Church of the Annunciation of Nazareth in the Galilee to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.  Live the Nativity story as few have done, and better understand how Christianity is kept alive in the place in which it was born through encounters with local Palestinian Christian communities.

 

Birdwatching

With a rich biodiversity and located along a global bird migratory path, Palestine is a haven for birdwatchers.  This program includes both birdwatching and meeting with local conservation initiatives and experts who provide education on the challenges of keeping a vibrant bird population viable for present and future generations.

 

Biking and Climbing

From the rolling hills of Nablus and Jenin to the desert wilderness landscape of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, our bicycling programs are some of our most popular to date.  Visit www.bikepalestine.ps to learn more about past and upcoming program itineraries.  We also offer rock-climbing programs for various skill levels as either stand-alone experiences or incorporated into other itineraries. 
 

Bedouin Experience

Learn the timeless traditions and experience the ancient traditions of the Bedouin people and their tribes of the West Bank through visits and overnight stays at Bedouin camps, meals and special events.

 

There are few things worth waking up early or staying up late in Palestine as much as the chance to experience sunrises and sunsets over the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley.  If possible, plan your trip to take advantage of our special Full Moon excursion which will provide an unforgettable experience without your itinerary. 
 

A Program All Your Own 

Do you want to mix and match these programs to make a unique experience? Are you looking for something else?  Siraj Center provides a wide range of custom-designed tour programs for individuals, families, organizations, pilgrimage groups, fact-finding delegations, and more.  As a fully licensed tour provider, we have a regional network of partner organizations, guides and service providers that will work with us to provide your program the best possible experience across the Holy Land and Jordan.  Share your Palestine travel wish list with us, and let us know how we can be a better tour provider for you and your fellow world travelers!


Contact Us 

Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies / Beit Sahour

 

Mayada Salsa
Operation & Social Media
Email : info@sirajcenter.org
Tel: 00972 2274 8590
Fax: 00972 2274 8774
Mobile: 0599796065 ,    0526443235

              

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Emergency Number: Michel Awad 00970 599262027 - 00972 522 884979 
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