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Historical Tour Gadara

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1-2 hours
Philodemus Hiking & Camping Shop, Umm Qais
Philodemus Hiking & Camping Shop, Umm Qais
Min Age : 5
Max People : 18
About

Steeped in history that stretches some 2,400 years, Gadara is an ancient city that shouldn’t be missed on your travels around Jordan. The city is larger than Jerash, another Decapolis city in Jordan, and boasts spectacular views of the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, and the Yarmouk Valley.

 

Gadara is known for its Roman theatres, marble fountains, underground water tunnels, and more. The site of Gadara was also an important stop during the Ottoman era, and was inhabited by locals until 1989.

 

What’s Included?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Binoculars

 

What to bring?

  • Sun protection
  • Rucksack
  • Snack
  • Water
Popular Day Itinerary

10:00 – 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.

12:00 – 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.

14:00 – Philodemus Light Hike

Want to explore the hills surrounding Umm Qais but short on time? The light hike is the perfect option. Join a local guide for a 1-2 hour hike over the rolling hills and learn about the nature, history, and culture of Umm Qais.

17:00 – 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.

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

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.

13:00 – 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.

16:00 – Site Tour of Gadara

Discover the history of Umm Qais with a tour of Gadara, a Greco-Roman city that has stood the test of time. 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.

9:00 – 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.

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