Siraj Center

Siraj Center
Ahlan wa sahlan!

About Us :

Since its founding in 2005, Siraj has become one of the most prominent and innovative organizations driving the development of responsible tourism in the West Bank, re-branding Palestine as a destination for experiential travel and human connection.

As part of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement between People (, and as the sole non-profit organization licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, our goal is to encourage international visitors to immerse themselves in Palestine: to experience our hospitality, cultural heritage and unspoiled nature in a life-enriching exchange of 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 (

We are pioneers in the field of experiential tourism in Palestine, offering programs such as local community tours, home stays, interfaith pilgrimages and cultural and fact-finding explorations. We have a variety of special interest programs, such as adventure-oriented, environmentally friendly trips along the Nativity Trail, Sufi Trails, and the internationally recognized Abraham’s Path/Masar Al Khalil, the first long distance walking route through the West Bank ( Our walking/hiking experiences ( and cycling tours ( are unique and unforgettable, traversing the Jerusalem wilderness and beyond.

At Siraj, we create unique tourism packages that maximize the contribution of the local community, training rural and Bedouin communities in sustainable tourism and empowering them to take responsibility over parts of our tours. Our packages emphasize local engagement, thereby increasing local economic benefit through job creation and facilitating social development. We advocate and implement responsible tourism practices, aiming to maximize our positive impact on locals and foreigners while minimizing adverse effects on our cultural heritage and ecosystem.

We light the path, but the journey is yours.

A Program All Your Own : 

Do you want to mix and match these programs to make a unique experience? Do you have something additional in mind?  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 :
Tel: 00972 2274 8590
Fax: 00972 2274 8774
Mobile: 0599796065 ,    0526443235


Our Websites: 
Emergency Number: Michel Awad 00970 599262027 – 00972 522 884979 


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