We will meet in Amman and drive north approximately 120 km to Um Qays. We will stop on the way for a local breakfast and coffee/tea. We will start the experience at the Um Qays Heritage and Archaeological site. Here, we will learn about the Roman and Greek ruins and amphitheater, as well the mosaic remains and sculptures in the museum. The site allows us to witness several different civilizations who have lived in the area. Moving on to a view overlooking Tiberias Lake, showing the Golan Heights, we will observe the political divisions of the region with our own eyes. Arriving at Al-Mukhaybeh village, we will meet with locals to learn about their daily life, culture, and identity. We will be welcomed by the head of the village for tea. A pick-up truck will move us to a trail along the Arayes (or “of the brides”) pond, a beautiful sight with great stories. We will learn about its name and significance in relation to the agricultural projects, the village’s famous hot springs and its current reality, while having lunch and discussing the exceptional handicrafts in the village and their significance across generations. **Important Note: the cost of the experience does not include transportation from and back to Amman. The cost of transportation depends on the size of the group. 1-3 people will be 50JD.** Departure time is 9 am; return to Amman at 9 pm
My name is Anas Amarneh and I am the founder of Through Local Eyes, a start-up aiming to promote non-touristic destinations with a unique story to help local communities benefit from tourism in Jordan, and have their voices heard, while connecting touristic landmarks. I am a Tourism Management university student. I have lived and worked in various rural areas in Jordan, where I contributed in developing alternative programs and activities. My goal is to develop the new alternative Jordanian tourism map, which aims to be fair, sustainable and inclusive. I have great interest in politics, heritage, and identity, and have strong faith in the significance of cultural exchange. The programs I offer focus on fair, ethical, and sustainable experiences.
Authentic traditional lunch prepared by the villagers. Breakfast, coffee, and tea on the way.
Al-Mukhaibeh Al Fawqa Village is located in the District of Irbid in the north of Jordan. Located along the Golan Heights, it is a buffer zone. Intimidating for most, it is actually an extremely safe area as it’s protected for border reasons. This program was created to debunk this myth and help the village restore its touristic potential. This program has been organized for the specific needs of the village.
最多可接待10位参与者，无年龄限制。 Participants must cooperate and abide by the instructions of leaders in the course of the journey in order to maintain safety and to protect the nature
This is a day trip departing from and returning to Amman. The price does not include transportation as cost varies with the size of the group. Departure time is flexible. Additional voluntary contributions to support the local communities are much appreciated.