An extraordinary opportunity to be acquainted first-hand with an ancient craft – manual weaving with a traditional ground loom. Try your hand at spinning raw wool and weaving from scratch. First you will learn to process the wool and spin threads from it. Then you will learn how to color the threads with various colors and how fabric is woven using the loom.
For a closer encounter with traditional Bedouin life and the magic of the desert, you are invited to stay overnight with one of our host families, inside the community. Dinner, conversation with hot tea around the campfire, silent night around and sky full of stars above… In the morning you will witness how the desert and the community wake up to a new day. In the accommodation tent you will receive a mattress and you must bring your own bed linen or sleeping bags. You can also place your own camping tent. Overnight stay includes a full dinner and a light breakfast with tea and coffee. Accommodation features basic toilets and showers.
For a group of up to six participants
Additional participants: 60 ILS PP
The activities we offer last 1.5-2 hours
(not including meals, if booked).
If you are interested in more extensive activities or excursions, please tell us and we will find those that suit you!
Mansaf and Maqluba (“Magluba” in the Bedouin dialect) are staple dishes of the traditional Bedouin cuisine. Each is a full meal, rich with flavors, and each Bedouin family specializes in a dish with a unique way to prepare it. The dishes can be booked as lunch or dinner, vegetarian or vegan version available. Mansaf: A mountain of rice is laid over a layer of freshly baked pita bread, with cooked & seasoned meat on top (we serve chicken), seasonal vegetables on the side, and other surprises according to the host family’s taste. Magluba(“upside down” in Arabic): Vegetables and meat (chicken) are cooked on the bottom of the pot, with a layer of rice above them to absorb the flavors from below. The pot is turned upside down on a round tray when served, creating a mountain of rice with the meat and vegetables on top.
When moving around the pasture with the goats or camels, meals are simple, light, and modest.
Our shepherd’s meals include libbe (bread baked inside the fire embers and hot sand) or fresh pita bread straight from the saj with labaneh or afik (dried goat cheese), tahina, fresh vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, olive oil and za’atar.
We recommend adding this meal to the plant-gathering or tracking excursions.