Dear Palestine Marathon Runners and Visitors,
So you are planning on participating in the upcoming Palestine Marathon… let us help you plan your trip. We highly recommend that you extend your trip either before or after the Marathon to be able to explore the many sites, attractions, landscapes and experiences Palestine has to offer.
VisitPalestine.ps, the official Travel Partner of the Palestine Marathon, is ready to help you plan and make the best of your trip. Find below useful information and in case of any questions or assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Free Movement Palestine Marathon:
Free Movement Palestine Marathon aims at establishing running culture in Palestine. It is about allowing the Palestinians the chance to move in a new, fun way that connects them to people from around the world through a shared love of running, cultural exchange and building relationships. It is about showing the outside world a new side of Palestine and the Palestinian people. It is about creating awareness and building understanding across cultures.
Palestine Marathon is a collaborative effort between Palestine Olympic Committee and its partners. Palestine Marathon is about cultural exchange, cultural exploration, and understanding, and it is free of any political agenda. Nothing happens until something starts moving. So we want to move. Move with us.
For more information and to register for the Marathon, please visit www.palestinemarathon.org
Stay tuned for the detailed tours programs .
Some Practical Information on Traveling to Palestine
For practical information about our destination (electricity, climate, currencies etc…) please check out the General Information section.
Do I need a visa to travel to Israel/Palestine?
That depends on where you are from. You do not need a visa for Palestine, but as you have to travel through Israel to get to Palestine you might need a visa for Israel. EU and US citizens automatically get a 3-month visa upon arrival to Israel, but see here for more information: http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/
From Amman you can take a taxi or bus to the Allenby Border Crossing, which takes a good couple of hours to pass. From the Palestinian side – controlled by Israeli authorities – of the crossing you can take the Palestinian shuttles busses to Jericho and then collective taxi (orange van) to Bethlehem – the van will drive only when all the seats are reserved or if some passengers are willing to pay for the empty seats.
Taxi: You can of course take a taxi from the airport directly to Bethlehem. Be aware that only Palestinian drivers will take you into Bethlehem and that it will be more expensive. Agree on the price before you start driving. You can also take a taxi from Jerusalem. If you would like to arrange a private transport beforehand contact Visit Palestine Center at email@example.com for assistance.
How do I get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem?
Read also this post to learn about various alternatives for traveling between Jerusalem and Bethlehem: http://visitpalestine.ps/get-
What is the official language in Palestine? Do they speak English?
Many people speak English very well. In Palestine the official language is Arabic.
Is it expensive?
You can live cheap on the world’s best hummus and falafel and at hostels and homestays and travel by local, public transportation just as you can live very expensively on expensive dinners, at the most expensive hotels and hire a private driver. In Palestine you can live on all budgets.
Where should I stay?
For various accommodation options check: http://visitpalestine.ps/