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Hazem Bannoura, a native of Bethlehem and a fluent English speaker, is one of the areas most experienced and licensed tour guides. Hazem has been offering stimulating tailor-made tours, customized to suit the interests of his clients, for years. His encyclopedic knowledge of the layers of Holy Land history promises a Holy Land experience you will never forget.
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories

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David S
Cincinnati, OH18 contributions
Nov 2022
Hazem Bannoura was simply fantastic. We were a little apprehensive about coming to the West Bank, but we are so glad we did it and felt extremely well cared for by Hazem. Hazem is extremely knowledgeable about the history, the people, and the politics. Hazem clearly is a passionate supporter of Palestinian people and was frank and open about his opinions. The West Bank is a tremendously interesting place and if you limit yourself to Bethlehem and Shepherd's Field, you are really missing out. Hazem will show you so much more. My wife and I will always remember our day with him.
Written November 22, 2022
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hazem b
Thank you David for the Review. it was my Pleasure to meet you and guide you in Palestine. Cheers
Written November 29, 2022
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Scott R
Cebu City, Philippines169 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had a tour scheduled I had to cancel due to the virus. Michael was always quick to reply and give me the credit right away. This is quite meaningful when dealing with tour operators we don't meet when booking. I would book with him again for sure.
Written March 7, 2020
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hazem b
Thank you for your Review. Hope to see you soon in Palestine.
Written April 11, 2022
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Tourist_B
Oregon41 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
To say that this trip was eye-opening was an understatement. I was a staunch Christian but it wasn't the Church of Nativity that blew me away, it was the wilderness of Kidron Valley, the hospitality of the Palestine people, the contagious smiles of the street vendors and the small museum at the Walled Off Hotel that left a lasting impression. It's such a lovely and safe place. I am glad that I went and I will go again.
Written November 11, 2018
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Dec 2017 • Couples
We were in Palestine for a few days over New Year's Eve 17/18 and Hazem was a great tour guide which introduced us in the history and culture of Bethlehem and the surroundings. He is very good informed and gave our trip a wonderfull atmosphere. After our trip we had a deeper understanding of the place and the people living there.
Written November 7, 2018
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MenM026
Arnhem, The Netherlands38 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Hazem is a Christian guide, but as a private group we were very interested in the historical and political part about the area. The tour exceeded our expectations. We prefer to do our tours by locals and Hazem turned out to be an excellent choice. His knowledge of the area is outstanding, also Hazem has a good sense of humor. We would definitely book a tour with him in the future. Hazem we wish you all the best, hope you had a beautiful wedding!
Written October 27, 2018
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Abricadabrigail
Antequera, Spain28 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
My small group of ladies and I recently took a tour of Palastine with Hazem. I wanted to understand the past and present history of the region from someone who has grown up there.

Hazem first off is a fun person to spend time with. He also has done a great job of building a tour that simultaneously gives visitors an overview of the history of the region, the current relevant information, hits the top sites, top foods, and leaves you ready to learn more. What I also liked about this tour is that Hazem invites local voices to share their own stories along the way. I would recommend anyone who likes to learn culture to book a tour with Hazem. In addition to the above, he was an excellent communicator from the first contact to the last.
Written November 30, 2017
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Laura S
6 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
We were connected to Hazem through a friend to see Palestine through the eyes of a Palestinian. While I read BBC News and Al Jazerra, I was overwhelmed by the stories of those living in Bethlehem and Hebron. Hazem did a marvelous job leading us around and showing us the sights.
Written November 16, 2017
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OklahomaSherri
44 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We booked a private tour with Hazem. This was the best tour of our entire trip! We divided our day between the history/current events of Palestine and the religious history/locations of Bethlehem. Hazem is passionate about his country and is a great story teller/educator. He met us the minute we crossed the checkpoint and took great care of us the whole day! I’m often asked if we felt safe so I will share that we always felt save. I really enjoy the benefits of a private tour over being with 100 others. The private tour offers the chance to truly talk and get to know your guide. By the end of the day we felt we had made a friend in Palestine. I highly recommend Hazem as a guide, we wish we had met him earlier in our trip so we could have planned additional tours. Meeting others and understanding different cultures is why we travel and this experience will be one remember!
Written September 22, 2019
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Thank you my dear Sherri. It was my pleasure to guide. It was wonderful day.
Written September 26, 2019
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Jennifer
15 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Literally the highlight of our trip. I can't believe there are only 22 reviews. Hazem is a hidden gem! I wish we could have been with him for a week. We had 2 full days in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah. He was so nice and kind, like a family member. He was super knowledgeable about the history of the area and the current status. I honestly can't say enough. The teens loved him too. I would love to go back for another tour. We traveled for 18 days and nothing compared with his tour. Both days we had a clean van with AC (group of 6), water, and a driver. It made it so nice to learn and discuss things while we drove, let alone the curb side pick up service. He recommended great stops that the family would enjoy and worked out an itinerary in advance based on what we were looking for. We stopped at great places for lunch and he recommended other places for dinner, shopping, etc. Book a tour, it was worth every penny. 10 stars!
Written August 5, 2019
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HazemB33
Thank for your nice review, I'm sure I will see you again and I'm looking forward to it. all the best
Written August 12, 2019
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George Joseph
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Family
Thank you Hazem for this amazing experience, god bless you.
we will never forget this trip
highly recommended. awesome experience, great people and wonderful tour explanation
Written February 27, 2019
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