South of the country, in the Negev, against a desert backdrop is an impressive winding narrow road leading to a magical hidden village named Durayjat. The village is situated in a picturesque landscape among the pastoral foothills of Mount Amasa on the edge of Arad Valley.
Falakhim (Arab farmers) from the south of Mount Hebron established the village of Durayjat in the mid 19th century. They descended to the Negev, and settled on the edge of the Arad Valley. They brought the culture of cave dwellers that had been common in the south of Mount Hebron from the days of biblical patriarchs. The first settlers made their home in ancient cave dwellings, carved deep into the solid rock. The settlement was founded next to a famous biblical path on which Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob traveled from Beit El and Hebron south to Beer Sheba, the Negev, and on to Egypt as is related in the book of Genesis.
In Durayjat, you will experience the famous Middle Eastern hospitality. Taste famous tabun bread (made before your eyes), sweet mountain tea, and a Arab bitter coffee. Homemade meals made by a local family can be ordered providing a taste of delicious traditional foods. Hospitality and storytelling are included.