Fodor's Expert Review Auja Eco Center

Jericho Educational Institution

This tiny Palestinian village north of Jericho has turned an acute water shortage into an ecotourism opportunity at this center. Established by Friends of the Earth Middle East, it brings together Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian environmentalists. The knowledgeable staff leads hikes in the surrounding areas, including a moonlit trek in the stark desert and visits to nearby Bedouin communities that are also suffering from diminished water supplies. A rooftop restaurant offers traditional food with lovely views of the area. Curious teens enjoy the displays on recycling, while younger children can enjoy the playground. There's an 11-room B&B should you wish to sleep over.

Educational Institution Family

Quick Facts

Rte. 90
West Bank  Palestine

02-231–0424

www.aujaecocenter.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NIS 1,000 for group hike (6–18 people), including lunch; NIS 400 for group tour and visit to Bedouin village

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