Cooking Class – Feynan

Take a little bit of Feynan home to your kitchen. Join one of our chefs and learn to make a vegetarian lunch of Jordanian popular dishes. At the end of our cooking class enjoy a feast of your own creation. All the recipes of the dishes will be sent to you by email.  

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Day With A Shepherd– Feynan

Guide This activity is provided by local shepherds, most of whom do not speak English Difficulty : Intermediate One of the best ways to get to know the local culture of the area is to spend a day with a local shepherd grazing the family’s goats in the wilderness of Feynan. Part of this authentic […]

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Weaving Goat-Haired Tents

Learn the full process of making a tent from goat hair; from the beating of the hair through to the weaving process. This is a seasonal activity for local families, normally done in early summer. Each of the experiences above lasts around 1.5 hours and is brought to life by one of Feynan guides. A […]

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Baking Earthy “Arbood” Bread

Arbood is the staple food a Bedouin would have for lunch while shepherding his/her herd of goats in the wilderness. A local Bedouin will teach you how to bake Bedouin bread from only flour, salt and water kneaded and baked in ash.   

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Making Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee is an essential part of the Bedouin traditions; the Bedouins serve it on almost every occasion including weddings, funerals, or simply when the family gets together in the evening. During this experience, you will be taken through the musical experience of roasting the coffee beans, grounding then boiling them. The Bedouin family also […]

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Making kohl

A local Bedouin will show you the process of making Kohl, the Bedouin eye makeup that is believed to strengthen eyesight, protect against eye ailment in addition to its cosmetic and aesthetic uses. You will be taken through the process from the burning of cotton and olive oil under the Saj, to collecting the Kohl […]

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Bedouin Experiences – Feynan

  Difficulty :Easy, suitable for all ages These interactive experiences offer our guests unique insight into the lives of one of the last remaining Bedouin communities in Jordan. Bedouin culture is evolving, and through these experiences we work with the community on preserving cherished traditions without getting in the way of progression. Join a local […]

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Story Telling

Bedouins have an ancient oral tradition of storytelling that exists to this day. At Rummana Campsite in Dana Biosphere Reserve, local Bedouins keep this tradition alive and entertain guests around the campfire with stories that allow a glimpse into Bedouin local culture and traditions  

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Copper Mines Tour

(Year-round, except during Ramadan), guided only Grade: Intermediate Distance: 8 km Time: 2-3 hours Join this guided off-road tour to examine some of the oldest copper mines in the world. Discover how copper was mined, transported and smelted. Descend deep into thousand year old mine shafts that have provided copper to many civilizations over the millennia. Go back […]

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Village Tour

Grade: Intermediate Explore the local villages, passing by archaeological treasures on the way through both on-road and off-track routes. Off-road tracks lead through Bedouin communities to the two nearby villages, where you can weave in and out of the narrow roads and gain an authentic sense of the daily activities and life of the villagers. We […]

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