Local Meal - Baraka Destinations
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Local Meal

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1 - 1.5 Hours
Umm Qais
Min Age : No minimum age required
Max People : 15

Guests can get to visit the home of a local chef for an authentic experience with great farm-to-table dishes that represent Jordan and the northern region. The experience includes relaxing on Arabic cushions and sharing stories while they wait for the unique taste of northern Jordan. This food is all locally sourced and prepared fresh for the guests’ arrival.

Meals can also be delivered to Beit Al Baraka. Guests need to inform Baraka 6 hours before the time of the meal.

Food products are also available for purchase. The full meal comes with appetizers, salads, and meat or chicken dishes with flexibility for dietary preferences and restrictions.


Please advise us of your arrival time and any dietary restrictions you have in the message when you book.


What’s Included

Lunch or Dinner Meal




What to Bring?


An empty stomach


Weather sensitivity

Experience occurs in all weather conditions

Popular Day Itinerary

12:00 – Gadara Cycling (Light Cycle)

Located in the Ottoman Village, the Gadara Bike shop is home to bike rentals and bike tours in Umm Qais. Meet Alaa, your local guide, before setting off on a journey along the rolling farmlands of Umm Qais. This trail is perfect for those wanting a gentle cycle with views all around.

14:00 – Local Kitchen

Home cooked dinners are always the best! Come visit one of our local kitchens for a taste of real Jordanian cooking in the home of a talented local chef. Discover the dishes that the people of Umm Qais eat on a daily basis while sharing stories of your day in the village.

16:00 – 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.

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Popular Day 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 – 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.

14:00 – Local Kitchen

Taste the flavours of northern Jordan with a trip to one of our local kitchens. Sit on Arabic cushions, sip on sweet tea, and discover the unique dishes from northern Jordan. Chacheel is a must try!

16:00 – 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.

18:00 – Romero

Watch the sun slowly set as you eat cold and hot mezza whilst perched above the Yarmouk Valley. 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.

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.

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