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5 Days Olive Harvest Holidays in Jordan

Olive Culinary Vacation in Jordan

We exist to bring people of different cultures together by creating authentic travel experiences in the Middle East in order to enrich peoples lives, relationships and cultures, all while experiencing some of the worlds most amazing sites. When you choose to travel with us, we arrange home stays, cooking classes, and touring together with locals. These meaningful interactions, combined with exploring breathtaking sites and tasting exotic dishes, bring travelers the greatest reward from their adventure.

Highlights

  • Harvest olives with a local family
  • Interact with people from different cultures
  • Eat locally prepared meals and stay in homes
  • Work alongside Jordanians as they harvest olives
  • Explore the lesser known side of Jordan
  • Hike along the trails of ancient Jordan
  • 4 nights accommodation

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The accommodation is arranged at Ocean Hotel, a deluxe 3 star hotel in Amman. On day 2, you will stay overnight at a local home in Orjan village.

Engaging Cultures Culinary and Culture Vacations in Amman Itinerary

We intend to make you travel deeper, without merely checking a site off your bucket list, but connecting to the people and place. These tours will leave you transformed. Get to know the real Jordan in an area rarely visited by tourists. Harvest olives alongside a local family and spend the night in a nearby home. We’ve designed this trip so that the locals directly benefit from your tour.

Day 1: Arrival

Your private driver will pick you up from the airport and escort you to the Ocean Hotel, a deluxe 3 star hotel in Amman.

Day 2: Jerash, Village Lunch, & Ajloun Castle

Your guide will take you and your group to Jerash, one of the largest Roman cities in the Middle East. Head further north to the village of Orjan for a traditional lunch in a local home. After relaxing over some tea, you’ll tour Ajloun Castle, built by the nephew of the Arab general Saladin to defend against the Crusaders. You’ll then return to the nearby Orjan village for a meal and overnight in a local home.

Day 3: Olive Harvest

After breakfast, you’ll roll up your sleeves and join locals in harvesting olives on a farm. A traditional lunch will be served on the farm. After your day’s work, you’ll head back to your host home for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 4: Village Hike

A local villager, along with your tour guide, will take you and your group on hiking trails through the area, visiting ancient dolmens, Roman wine presses and ancient caves. Lunch today will be in a local home. After your hike you’ll return to Amman for your overnight.

Day 5: Departure

This morning you will check out of your hotel and your driver will take you to the airport for your departure.

Included excursions

  • Group hiking trails along Roman wine presses and ancient caves
  • Group tour to Jerash
  • Trip to Orjan village

Location

The retreat takes place at Amman and the nearby villages and hiking trails of traditional Jordan.

Features

Activities

  • Camel riding/rental nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby

General

  • Environmentally friendly

Services

  • Local market
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Tour assistance nearby

Food

All meals are locally prepared and available at traditional set-ups.

Things to do (optional)

  • Adventure tours
  • Jordan day tours
  • Jordan insider tours

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Group tour to Jerash
  • Hiking through ancient dolmens, Roman wine presses and ancient caves
  • Olive picking with the locals
  • Tour and lunch at Orjan village
  • Tour of Ajloun castle
  • Traditional home-made local meals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Queen Alia international airport (AMM), Jordan.

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