Excursion «205. Rajar - the border without borders»

Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language Russian

We are traveling across borders without crossing them. This journey takes us to the northernmost part of Israel, the south of Lebanon. For 22 years, entry to this area was closed, but now it is possible to visit. Our destination is the mysterious Alawite village of Rajar, known as the Village of Fountains. It is a very peculiar and surreal place. Around 2,800 people live in Rajar, and almost all of them are Alawites. They strive to maintain endogamy within their community. Alawites are a branch of Shia Islam and are followers of the fourth caliph, Ali, a relative of the prophet Muhammad. The beliefs and customs of the Alawites differ from mainstream Islam. Moderate alcohol consumption is allowed, women do not cover their hair or wear long clothing. It is known that the sun, the moon, and the concept of a single God hold significant importance in the Alawite religion. During our visit, we will also have the opportunity to try local cuisine, such as kubbeh, sambusa with various fillings, and more. As a final treat, we will explore the well of Talmudic events in Kibbutz Ammiad.

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Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Conditions for canceling an order:
If a tourist cancels an excursion in less than 3 days, the penalty is 100%, unless “Cancellation Insurance” is purchased.
Money is returned only if availability of "Insurance against non-departure".

Important:

  • People who are late and do not go on the excursion will not receive a refund.
  • The company is not responsible for lost items.
  • Requests for excursions for children under 5 years old are not accepted
  • Responsibility for having an individual insurance policy falls on the tourist.
  • Tourists may wait up to 30 minutes for the bus.
  • Minor changes to the route are possible.
  • The company reserves the right to change the departure time, which is communicated to the tourist the day before.
  • The company does not sell excursions indicating seats on the bus.
  • Visiting holy places is permitted only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees covered).
  • Attention! Israeli citizens are prohibited from entering the territory of Bethlehem (Palestinian Authority). NOT an Israeli passport is required.
  • Physical activity level: 3/5.

We recommend: take drinking water, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes with you on the excursion.

The cost of trips does not include and is paid on the spot: meals, unless purchased additionally.

Attractions

Rajar

Mysterious Alawite village Rajar. Fountain Village. A very strange and creepy place.
About 2800 people live in Rajar, almost all of them are Alawites. Marriages are attempted to be made within the community. Alawites are an offshoot of Shiite Islam, admirers of the fourth Caliph Ali, a relative of the Prophet Muhammad. The faith and customs of the Alawites differ from the Muslim ones - moderate alcohol consumption is acceptable here, girls do not cover their hair and do not wrap themselves in long clothes. It is known that the sun and the moon are of great importance in the Alawite religion. And also the concept of a single god.

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