Bethlehem to Tuqu’


After a visit to world heritage sites, the Old City of Bethlehem and Nativity Church, follow the fertile valley of Artas towards Tuqu’.

Starting at Manger Square in Bethlehem you will discover springs and aqueducts in Artas and many cultural and architectural places of interest. You may want to stop here and have lunch at the Women’s Center in Artas. As you approach Tuqu’ you will pass through a fertile valley.

Distance: 15.00 Km
Time: 4-5 Hours
Challenge: Moderate
Food And Water

For the hike take:

  • at least 3 liters of water
  • snack

Bethlehem can be reached from Jerusalem (8 NIS), Ramallah (18 NIS), Jericho (25 NIS), or Hebron (9 NIS).
Artas and Tuqu’ can be reached from Bethlehem with a shared taxi for around 5 NIS.

Notes And Tips

Check the weather before you go. Always remember about sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). During the summer season wear light but modest clothes. During the winter season remember about a warmer jacket – mornings and evenings are usually cold.

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  • Walking notes
  • Elevation profile
  • GPX File