Some of the shepherds will stay all day long out with their herds, eating and sleeping out on the hills of South Hebron.
Our historic shepherding lifestyle is part of what grounds us in our land and history here. It is a beautiful sight to see the South Hebron Hills as a shepherd sees them, a large, open landscape of rolling hills, distant communities, and open sky.
Join us for our shepherding experience, where we provide you with an early morning breakfast to prepare you for the day out, then send you off with the shepherds to spend four to six hours traveling around two to three kilometers to graze the sheep and goats.
We will provide light snacks, tea, and water for you throughout the day as we share stories of our history and teach you how to shepherd the animals
Your day out on the trails of the South Hebron Hills will bring you to a better understanding of an altogether different way of life, learning how to make it through the day in the hot weather, building fires out in the open, and discovering how to take care of hundreds of goats and sheep.
For individuals the cost is $50. 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 Bedouin 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!