West Bank: Ramallah, Jericho and Qasr el-Yahud

Palestinian Authority, Ramallah Guide (B): West Bank: Ramallah, Jericho and Qasr el-Yahud

When we hear about the Palestinian Territories in Western media, we often get images of war, conflict and terrorism. Being so close to the West Bank during my visit to Jerusalem, I couldn't help but experience myself what Palestine was really like. 

It can't be denied that the shadow of occupation and repression is quite prominent, however, what I found couldn't be more different to what I was expecting: lively cities, ancient sites filled with history and friendly people willing to do anything they could and more to make you feel welcome. 

Most of the main tourist sites in the West Bank are only around 1 to 2 hours driving from Jerusalem. If you have enough time, it's perfectly possible and safe to travel by bus directly from Jerusalem to Ramallah, Bethlehem or Jericho.

I had heard very mixed opinions about safety in the West Bank. Most travellers that had been there had assured me that it was perfectly safe to travel on your own. Some other people didn't feel that confident and recommended me to take a tour instead, as the experience is always better if you have a local guide with you.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: West Bank: Ramallah, Jericho and Qasr el-Yahud
Guide Location: West Bank » Ramallah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem   Yasser Arafat's Tomb   Cable Car   Al-Manara Square  
Author: Alberto C.
Read it on author's website: https://www.arwtravels.com/blog/best-west-bank-from-jerusalem-ramallah-jericho-qasr-el-yahud-bethlehem