What to expect
You will embark on a six hours Arabic culinary tour in the heart of Amman. Food, non-alcoholic drinks and a professional tour of Downtown and Jabal Amman are all included in the price. Once our local and passionate guide concludes our food tour, you will leave with a stomach full of delicious Jordanian food and additional local knowledge.
- Private historical and culinary tour Amman.
- A passionate and experienced local English speaking guide.
- 6 stops for authentic tasting locations (food or drinks).
- Insight about Jordanian food and culture.
- Experience local daily life.
We begin our tour at 08:30 or 12:00 noon. A complimentary pick up from your hotel in Amman is included. Our 6 hours tour involves some walking, so be sure to bring comfortable footwear. Your guide will stay with you throughout the tour.
Start with a visit to the Citadel, the hilltop site witnessing several civilizations like the Assyrians, Romans and Umayyads. Major landmarks are the remains of the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, the Umayyad Palace and the small Archaeological Museum. The Roman Theatre is next on our list. You reach it after a 20 minutes downhill walk. The theatre was built in the 2nd century and offers 6,000 seats. If you are interested in costumes and jewellery time to make a brief visit to the Folklore Museum located on the ground.
From the Roman Theatre we enter the hustle and bustle, the sounds and smells of the Souqs. Walk along tiny shops, street vendors offering food, traditional clothes, household goods, fabrics and gold. On our way to the spice shops enjoy a freshly squeezed cane juice, some nuts and dates. In the spice and herb shops we will point out the most important ones used in the Middle East like the red Sumak and Za’tar. After touring and walking reach hungry the Hashem Restaurant. This legendary place offers crispy Falafel, which will go with Hummus, Ful, Fatet Hummus and tea with fresh mince. Short walk to Habibah Sweets, the place in town to try Kanafeh, a popular cheese layered dessert with nuts. Like a local eat around the patio area. Then to a neighbouring traditional café, where you sip a cardamom flavoured coffee on the balcony watching the goings-on in the Souq.
From here the driver will take you by car to Jabal Amman nearby. Experience a change of atmosphere. In and around Rainbow Street a relaxed ambience with small shops, cafes and cobblestone streets awaits you. In some of the old villas you find nowadays businesses. If you want to have closer look at the buildings, you are free to peek inside the Soap House or the Jordan River Foundation. Depending on season and your liking try a popular local cold or hot refreshment while walking the Rainbow Street. Short transfer to Reem at the second circle to enjoy a delicious shawarma sandwich. Reem is the oldest shawarma vendor in Jordan, and the family secret of the marinade recipe is making the difference. We take you back to your hotel with a full belly of local flavours.