The first thing you will notice when you get to Palestine is the smell of jasmine in the air, the cool breeze and the incredibly warm welcome you will get from everyone. You will hear the chatter of families coming out in the evening to socialize and the smell of delicious food being cooked and served in the streets. This is our Palestine and we invite you to come and experience all her beauty and joy. We also invite you to come and see our struggle, and stand with us as we work towards a just peace.
We are proud to announce our upcoming Taste &See experiential and fair trade tour to Palestine that we operate in cooperation with Alternative Tourism Group – Beit Sahour, This tour is a great way to see the real Palestine and to do it ethically, supporting local people and protecting the local environment seeing how life really is so that you can go home and talk about what you have seen, heard and tasted.
BFTA has unprecedented access to artisans and women’s groups due to our relationship of trust from years of supporting them into global markets after gaining World Fair Trade Guaranteed Member. We have renovated a stunning old building in the old beating heart of Beit Sahour which acts as a Craft Village*; a creative open space for artists to come and share ideas, make their products and sell their crafts. We welcome you to come and meet the artisans, buy beautiful fair trade crafts and eat at our organic roof-top restaurant with views across Beit Sahour.
In an amazing 8 nights and 9 days, you will have the chance of a life-time to meet Palestinian artisans, touch their raw materials and work with them to produce unique master pieces, experience our unique culture and indulge you senses with great famous Palestinian food.
We want to introduce tourists to the rich Palestinian cuisine and the mesmerizing world of crafts by touring Palestine and Jerusalem in a unique one of a kind experience that gives you the change to experience an Alternative, Fair Trade, ecofriendly, geographical, artistic and pilgrimage tour.
On this visit, you will see all the regular famous sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem but you will also stay with a local family and meet local artisans, producers and artists who keep generations of skill and heritage alive from soap and woodcarving to ceramics and glass. You will also experience the best of Palestinian food from Falafel on the streets in Bethlehem to Nablus’ famous Knafeh to get a real sense of Palestinian heritage as well as Dabkeh dancing, full of folk and life.
We have designed the Taste & See tour to be very detailed and suitable for max 30 people group. So our visitors can fully enjoy the tour.
Tour Dates: 22/3/2019 – 30/3/2019 21/6/2019 – 29/6/2019