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Philodemus (Intermediate Hike)

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Philodemus Hiking & Camping, Um Qais
Philodemus Hiking & Camping, Um Qais
Min Age : 12
Max People : 18
About

Umm Qais is situated on a hill and surrounded by a number of trekking routes on either side…all of which have breath-taking views of the natural landscape. Reveal the history, culture, and nature that surrounds this hill-top village with a hike with an experienced local guide.

 

Meet with local guide at Philodemus Hiking and Camping Shop, to decide on the best route for your. Trails that run through the Yarmouk Protected area are subject to an additional fee of 2.5 JD, which are paid directly to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

 

What’s Included?

  • Experienced local guide
  • First aid equipment
  • Lunchbox
  • Water bottle
  • Walking sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Transportation back to Beit Al Baraka

 

What to bring?

  • Rucksack
  • Snack
  • Sun protection
  • Warm fleece or sweater  fall through spring
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho  fall through spring
  • Camera and/or mobile phone
  • Identification Document (ID or Passport)
Popular Day Itinerary

10:00 – Philodemus Intermediate Hike

Venture onto the varied landscapes that surround Umm Qais with an experienced guide from the local community. Pick from a number of 3-4 hour trails and discover more about the nature, history and culture of Umm Qais.

14:00 – Duke’s Paradise 

Sip on hot tea in an oasis located at the foot of the Golan Heights. The Duke’s Paradise is an ideal spot for a dip in volcanic water and a stroll within the shaded compound. This was once the holiday home of the Duke of Mukheibeh, the only Duke in Jordan.

15:30 – Local Kitchen

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

17:00 – 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.

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 – Philodemus Intermediate Hike

Venture onto the varied landscapes that surround Umm Qais with an experienced guide from the local community. Pick from a number of 3-4 hour trails and discover more about the nature, history and culture of Umm Qais.

16:00 – Duke’s Paradise 

Sip on hot tea in an oasis located at the foot of the Golan Heights. The Duke’s Paradise is an ideal spot for a dip in volcanic water and a stroll within the shaded compound. This was once the holiday home of the Duke of Mukheibeh, the only Duke in Jordan.

17:30 – 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.

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 – 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.

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.