Camping in the Desert
“We believe that tourism, the exchange of information and cultures, can be one of the stepping stones to achieve justice.”
If you are looking for a way to support the local community and connect with the natural landscape and history of Palestine during your stay at the Desert Shepherd House, look no further.
The Desert Shepherd House offers the experience of camping in the desert at a beautiful cliffside location overlooking the Dead Sea. Whether you want to take a hike (2, 3, or 6 kilometers depending on your preference) or travel by car across the desert, your tour will include stops at archaeological sites, natural caves, and historical places, including a traditional Bedouin village along the way.
Sitting and learning from the indigenous communities is a powerful way to connect, grow, and come to a better understanding of the land. These are the spaces special relationships are made.
For individuals the cost is $100. Bring more people and get a discount on each subsequent person. Bringing a party of more than four? – check out our special group rates.
Build relationships with the ancient tribes that have shaped the Holy Land.
Stunning landscapes, historical accounts of resistance, and deep cultural experiences.
Learn how to make traditional bread and how the process fits into the ecosystem of sustainability from the women of the village.
Join the village’s shepherds to learn about the role they, along with their sheep and goats, play in supporting the community’s economy and traditions.
CAMPING IN THE DESERT
See first-hand the beauty and history our deserts have to offer–watch the sun rise and set, listen to local stories, all while you sip traditional Bedouin tea.
Sit side by side with shepherds who will explain the importance of carrying on their traditions while teaching you how to milk goats.
Historical sites, a striking landscape, wild camels, and more! Join our tour of the desert to learn about the land’s past and our hopes for the future.
Bedouin communities have a special history of conflict resolution. Meet a local judge to learn more about the practices useful in reconciliation.
Learn about this treasured tradition of textile creation from a few experienced women of the village, and take yours home with you when you leave.
We really hate to brag, but we know we have one of the most comfortable guest houses in the whole region–and best of all, it’s on our very own land!