WALK PALESTINE

3 Hikes. 7 Days. 

A Rare Odyssey Into The Heartlands Of Historic Palestine

WEST BANK, PALESTINE

NOVEMBER 8-14, 2017

"Offering you a totally fresh perspective, unlike anything you’ll ever catch on the evening news.."

 

Join this rare odyssey deep into the heartlands of the historic land of Palestine; one of the most spiritually, politically and culturally significant places of all time.

"Being a novice traveler I wasn't without my worries regarding a trip around the world but within minutes of being on the ground everything felt right in my world. I could feel the electricity and love in the air."

 

- JOSH TYLER (LV, NEVADA)

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Get an awe-inspiring glimpse; on foot; up-close and personal with the indigenous peoples; whilst also exploring the rich tapestry of flora and fauna that have inhabited these holy lands for centuries.. 

 

BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES

Get a rare insight into the diverse nature of life in Palestine; explore it’s flora, fauna, food and culture, offering you a totally fresh perspective..

Enjoy traditional Palestinian food sourced from the freshest local ingredients. Share your experiences with villagers and the local indigenous populations..

Discover the hidden secrets & mystery that continues to surround what is still commonly considered the holiest place on earth..

THEOLOGY

FOOD & CULTURE

 

"My Chi Journey was an insightful self discovery for me and it was magnificently amazing because not only I learned how to allow certain types of energy/vibration to enter my life, I also met so many wonderful people from around the world..." - SOKIE HENG (USA)

"My Chi Journey is a great platform that provides guidance and opens one's mind to thinking about life in a different way..."

- REEVA BAINS (ABU DHABI)

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JERICHO

Weave your way past monasteries and monks through the spectacular hills and valleys to the lowest point on earth and discover the worlds oldest city..

Discover the hidden secrets of old city;  be guided on foot to explore the sights, smells and sounds of what is still considered one the most historically significant cities on earth...

Retire daily to our exclusive private sanctuary in the heart of the ancient city of Bethlehem..

OLD CITY JERUSALEM

BETHLEHEM

YOU'RE INVITED...

You're personally invited by Michael Dahdal, founder of My Chi Journey; to get an intimate look at the place of his birth and gain some rare insights into the diverse nature of life in Palestine.

You’ll weave through ancient towns and villages; enjoying lunches with local families; brushing by monasteries and cave dwelling monks as we dispel some of the myths and  uncover some of the secrets of these ancient and mystical lands. 

You’ll enjoy a traditional Palestinian breakfast and dinner daily, prepared with the freshest local produce whilst nestled away in your private sanctuary in the back streets of the old town of Bethlehem

"We ask you to let go of your inhibitions and let us take care of the rest..." 

You’ll be challenged; but ultimately well supported and very much looked after with the typical Palestinian hospitality that has been renowned and well documented through-out the ages.

YOUR ITINERARY..

DAY 1

Arrivals at Hosh Al-Syrian Bethlehem. Welcome dinner and introductions.

DAY 2

MORNING breakfast, depart Bethlehem at 7:30am. Hike 1: Bettine to Taybeh, the last remaining Christian village in the Holy Land. Lunch with Michael’s family and guided tour of village by Michael, including Taybeh Brewery, Winery, Old City of Taybeh and ancient ruins of St George Church. Return to Bethlehem for dinner and rest.

DAY 3

MORNING breakfast. Walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem (Half-Day) – free afternoon to continue to explore on your own, or take some down-time to rest.  Dinner at Hosh Al Syrian and recharge.

DAY 4

MORNING breakfast. Depart Bethlehem at 8:30am. Hike 2: Battir through Beit Jala including lunch in local village with local family. Walking through the olive groves and Wadi Makhrour to explore ancient Sufi sites as well as old railways that connected Palestine to Turkey and Mecca. Return to Hosh Al Syrian 5pm for Dinner and rest.

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DAY 5

MORNING breakfast.  Day off to explore Bethlehem, maybe track down some BANKSY artworks plastered on the walls through-out the town or head back to Jerusalem, discover the surrounding villages or organise a day trip somewhere. Those wanting to attend a Christian mass in Bethlehem or any of the surrounding areas will be able to do so. Dinner at Hosh Al Syrian and Rest.

DAY 6

MORNING breakfast, depart Bethlehem  7:30am. Hike 3: Jericho Wadi Qelt Hike. Truly magical hike through the hills and valleys of Jericho, considered the worlds oldest city. Lunch with Bedouins families and afternoon swim in the dead sea. Return to Bethlehem around 5pm – freshen up and prepare for final dinner and celebration.

DAY 7

Morning breakfast, little down-time, final reflections and farewells. 

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We have taken great care in putting together an interary led by a prominent local team giving you a unique insight into the hidden treasures of Palestine. 

 

You’ll complete  three awe-inspiring hikes over seven-days; and also get the opportunity to explore the old city of Jerusalem on foot; taking in the sights; smells and sounds of the world’s holiest city; an ancient city that is still shrouded in it’s mystique and forever surprising us with what it continues to uncover. 

"the perfect time of year to discover Palestine, right in the midst of the olive harvest..."

You’ll also be encouraged to engage in challenging conversations in a spirit of curiosity and friendship; establishing a safe space to explore deeper meaning and truth on your personal journey of growth and discovery - the perfect place for contemplation and renewal. 

"I haven't felt so peaceful, tranquil, and connected with myself in a very long time." - MAHA AL ADHAMI (ABU DHABI)

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YOUR SANCTUARY ...
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'HOSH AL SYRIAN' is a beautifully restored guesthouse hidden down a narrow little lane in the Syriac quarter of the Old City of Bethlehem.

"It’s the perfect hideaway, quiet and secure - offering the ideal private sanctuary after a long day..."

We will have exclusive use of this unique property, boasting 12 rooms, restaurant and cafe, beautiful sun-drenched courtyards lined by lemon trees and roof top chill-out area. Each room has it’s own private bathroom and is being offered as either a twin (shared) or single (private) occupancy.  

It’s the perfect hidden gem, conveniently located, maintaining its original character and historical charms, whilst providing all the comforts to accommodate the contemporary traveler..

YOU'RE INVITED
8-14 November 2017
YOUR HOST
MICHAEL DAHDAL (PALESTINE - AUSTRALIA)

Michael is the creative force behind My Chi Journey, born in Jerusalem to a Palestinian family but raised predominantly in Australia.  He is an educator and personal performance specialist who pushes the boundaries of what's possible. Formerly a professional in the global sports industry, he has worked with elite athletes, coaches, executives and business owners. He is a serial entrepreneur and passionate about health, wellness, human performance and exploring the human condition.  

Michael has two degrees and worked in some of the worlds most challenging environments, impacting social change, always striving to find creative solutions whilst challenging perceptions of whats possible.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ..

"Balance is what we all pursue and My Chi Journey has helped me to have a new perspective on how to look at the world..." 

-   ALLESSANDRA VALLONE (NAPOLI, ITALY)

"It may be uncomfortable, it may be challenging, but if you're truly open to changing your way of thinking and living, 'My Chi Journey' will be instrumental in starting that journey" 

-  TASHA PIERTESE (AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND)

"My Chi Journey was life altering in a way that I hadn't anticipated. Reconnecting to my artistic roots via completely unexpected ways alongside connecting with individuals who I am positive will be lifelong friends has made this entire experience 110% worthwhile. Thank you Michael for extending yourself, your heart, your time, and for so sincerely putting this together :) ..." 

-  JESSIKAH ROBERTS (TORONTO, CANADA)

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INCLUSIONS.....

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 7 days / 6 nights at HOSH AL SYRIAN in the old town of Bethlehem

  • 3 guided hikes including lunches at each hike (3 lunches total) 

  • Breakfast and traditional Palestinian dinner daily prepared from fresh locally sourced produce by our on-site chef (lunches will also be provided on each hike)

  • Half day walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem

  • Transport to and from each hike

  • All other activities outlined in the itinerary

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfares

  • Travel insurance, airport taxes, border crossing fees and taxes; extra baggage charges

  • Visa + passport fees

  • Transport to and from your port of arrival can be organised, extra charges may apply.

  • Lunch is not provided on two days to allow for greater flexibility in your schedule to explore at your own pace.

  • Any additional costs for day trips/tourist attractions

  • Alcoholic beverages

YOU'RE INVITED
8-14 November 2017

DISCLAIMER

  • Please note that deposits and payments are non-refundable.

  • Daily programs may be subject to change without compromising the overall integrity of your experience

  • Any deposit payments will be followed up with an invoice. Second and final payment will be due 45 days prior to the scheduled date.

  • By booking with us you acknowledge that you have read and accepted terms and conditions

 
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