Groups to Help You Plan Alternative Travel

Groups to Help You Plan Alternative Travel

Denominational missionaries or representatives are the primary people to help you in addition to the Middle East office. For the UCC and Disciples, please contact Peter Makari, Middle East and Europe office ( or Lorna Hernandez, People-to-People Pilgrimages office ( In addition, there are groups and organizations which may be willing to help you set up itineraries that go beyond basic standard travel. While they are not travel agents, they can supply a variety of services in helping you plan beyond the standard mass travel. They do work with travel agents as needed in planning. 

(The + before the telephone or fax number means to dial the appropriate code to dial out from your own country.)

And excellent alternative guidebook is:

Palestine and Palestinians
published by the Alternative Tourism Group
74 Star St.
PO Box 173
Beit Sahour, Palestine
Tel: +972-2-277-2151
Fax: +972-2-277-2211

 Several Palestinian non-religious organizations are working on alternative or responsible travel. They are not travel agents. They charge for their services (which helps the Palestinian economy) and provide competent help for groups or individuals.

Alternative Tourism Group (ATG)
(Focus on meeting Palestinians, volunteer projects, and home stays)
    POB 173
    Beit Sahour, West Bank via Israel
    Tel: +972-2-277-2151 Fax: +972-2-277-2211

Alternative Tours by Abu Hassan
(Regular tours of Jerusalem and West Bank for small and large groups. Can be booked on the spot.))
    c/o Jerusalem Hotel
    Nablus Rd. POB 20754, Jerusalem
    Tel: +972-2-627-7216; Fax: +972-2-628-3282
   also call at +972-52-864205

Artas Folklore Center
(Includes Ethnographic Museum, folklore shows and walking tours)
    Artas Village, Bethlehem
    Fax: +972-2-274-4046

Holy Land Trust
(Develops unique travel programs for Christians or Muslims.)
   P.O. Box 127 Manger Street
   Bethlehem, Palestinee
   Tel: +972-2-276-5930; Fax: +972-2-275-5931

PACE: The Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange
(Guided bus tours in Palestine and a newly published tour guide)
    Akash Bldg., 4th floor, Al-Bireh
    POB 841
    Ramallah, West Bank, via Israel
    Tel: +972-2-298-6854 Fax: +972-2-998-6854

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