12km / 4 hours
Today you'll walk through one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the Jordanian highlands, Al Ayoun - a valley of olive groves, orchards, and limestone cliffs just north of Ajloun. Beginning at the viewpoint above the village of Rasun, you'll walk through the woods and explore the ruins of early Bronze Age dolmens and a Roman wine press. In Rasun you'll have a chance to visit income-generating project run by local women:the Soap House, where you can see (and buy) hand-made olive oil soap scented with flowers and herbs. A short walk brings you to the next village, Orjan, where you will enjoy lunch in the home of a local family. From Orjan you'll continue your walk on a farm track, following the stream down the valley. After a rest and a cup of tea made on a fire, you'll head back to Amman.
Lunch with a Local Family
Make sure you have a good breakfast at your home/hotel. we'll also provide each one with two liters of water to carry along. We very much recommend you bring some dates or dried fruits for a good and fast energy source.
Transportation from the meeting point and back;
Bus, your feet
All our guides / tour leaders are Jordanian locals who have extensive knowledge of the local communities and terrain of the areas you will be visiting. We also make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling etc. Your guide will also be in a position to provide information on the places you visit.