Hidden in the mountains north of Ramallah, on the hilltops and in the old Palestinian villages, lies a scattered network of Sufi shrines and sacred sites that go back to remote pre-history. The Sufi Trails invite you to explore this landscape – to walk the paths through the oak forests and olive groves, to discover the story of these forgotten sanctuaries, and to meet the kind, welcoming people who live in these villages today.
A number of one-day hiking trails have been designed to take you into a landscape unseen by most travelers. The trails connect some of the most beautiful Islamic shrines and historic towns in northern Palestine, and pass through some of its finest countryside.
Starting and ending in the lively university town of Birzeit, with its restaurants and cafes, these tours can be adapted to meet the needs of your group. Walk as much or as little as you like, from a full day’s hike down the spectacular Wadi Natuf to a gentle stroll around the Ottoman streets of Deir Ghassaneh. Picnic under the shade of the olive trees, or enjoy a home-cooked meal with a Palestinian family. However you travel, we welcome you to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of these hills.