Jordan is a land of rich history and vibrant culture, and its olive industry is no exception. For centuries, the olive trees of Jordan have provided both oil and table olives, and now, with our tailor-made travel experiences, you, too, can be a part of this unique tradition. The two predominant olive varieties in Jordan, Nabali and Rasie, are both indigenous and have been cultivated in the area for centuries, while another local variety, Souri, cultivated in Ajloun and Jerash, has exceptional organoleptic characteristics.
Start your day with traditional Jordanian tea and a warm welcome from our local hosts. Sip on your tea while learning about the different varieties of olives grown in Jordan and their significance in the country’s culture and economy. Then, it’s time to get your hands dirty. With the help of local families, you’ll pick the ripe olives from the trees, some of which have roots that have stood for more than 50 years. The hard work will be rewarded with wonderful memories, and a bottle of pure, authentic Jordanian olive oil to bring home as a reminder of your olive picking experience.
Not only will you get to be a part of the olive harvest, but you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the production of olive oil and taste the different varieties of olives. Our local experts will share their vast knowledge of this precious liquid, from traditional methods to modern techniques.
At the end of it, you’ll get to experience authentic Jordanian hospitality and have a meal prepared by the local family. The meal will be a feast of local dishes, including traditional bread, stews, and, of course, olives.
In conclusion, the olive harvest in Jordan is a unique and unforgettable experience that will immerse you in the local culture. With our tailor-made travel experiences, you’ll get involved in the picking, learn about olive oil production, taste different varieties of olives, and enjoy a day filled with laughter, hard work, and delicious food during your holiday in Jordan.