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Two Hours
Beit Al Baraka, Umm Qais
Galsoum's Kitchen - Beit Na'ela - Um Mohammad's Kitcehn, Umm Qais
Min Age : 10
Max People : 4
About

Northern Jordan has richer soil and experiences more rain in the winter than other parts of the country. Due to these environmental differences, Umm Qais and the surrounding villages have unique ingredients and cuisine.

 

Discover how to make some of these unique dishes and pick up some Arabic words along the way. Finish your cooking experience with a feast in the home of a local family. Don’t forget to take what you’ve learned so as to show off your new culinary skills with friends and family at home.

 

What’s Included?

  • Talented local chef
  • Ingredients
  • Cold/hot refreshments
  • Meal
  • Recipe

 

What to Bring?

  • An empty stomach
Popular Day Itinerary

10:00 – Foraging

Northern Jordan is noticeably greener than other parts of the country, and many edible plants can be found on the hills surrounding us. Spring is the best time to go foraging but there are many plants, fruits, and vegetables that can be found throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

12:00 – Cooking Class

Find your inner chef with a cooking class with an experienced local chef. Visit one of the many local chef that offer cooking lessons in Umm Qais and take away a recipe that will always remind you of your time in northern Jordan.

15:00 – Yousef’s Honey

Head over to the beekeeping site in the evening to try your hand at beekeeping led by an experienced local keeper. Yousef will teach you about the bees, the intricacies of life in a hive, and even how honey is made. Don a beekeeping suit and get up close and personal with a hive- watch the bees as they continue with their work and even make way for the Queen.

* Contact us via email at reservations@barakadestinations.com for a quotation or a different itinerary suggestion.

Popular Over Night Itinerary

Day 1:

Beit Al Baraka

Check-in at Beit Al Baraka begins at 15:00 but we can sometimes arrange an earlier check in. We can also store your bags whilst you experience some of the many activities that the local community offer.

12:00 – Foraging

Northern Jordan is noticeably greener than other parts of the country, and many edible plants can be found on the hills surrounding us. Spring is the best time to go foraging but there are many plants, fruits, and vegetables that can be found throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

14:00 – Cooking Class

Find your inner chef with a cooking class with an experienced local chef. Visit one of the many local chef that offer cooking lessons in Umm Qais and take away a recipe that will always remind you of your time in northern Jordan.

17:00 – Site Tour of Gadara

Uncover the rich history of Umm Qais and the Greco-Roman ruins that are located in what was once the heart of this hill-top village. Join a local guide on an English-speaking tour of the Greco-Roman city, the Ottoman Village, and the museum of Gadara. This is a tour that shouldn’t be missed.

Day 2:

Beit Al Baraka

Check out at Beit Al Baraka is 11:00 but this can sometimes be pushed back so do ask our staff. We can also put your bags in storage until you’re ready to leave us.

09:00 – Yousef’s Honey

Start your day with a trip to the beekeeping- home to several thousands of working honey-bees you’ll discover the secrets of bee colonies and honey production. You will be led through this experience by Yousef, a passionate beekeeper who spends more time with bees than with humans. Spend the morning with Yousef and we’re sure you’ll be convinced that humans have a lot to learn from bees.

11:00 – Basket Weaving 

Learn how to weave a coaster or basket with the help of a local artist. Uncover the techniques that’ve been used for generations! Intricate baskets of all sizes, materials, and colors are also available for purchase at Beit Al Baraka.

13:00 – Romero 

Enjoy a light meal accompanied by a cool drink and dramatic views over the Jordan and Yarmouk valleys. Romero is a restaurant located in the heart of the ruins of Gadara. The restaurant employs people from the local community and has done so for many years.

* Contact us via email at reservations@barakadestinations.com for a quotation or a different itinerary suggestion.