Discover Traditional Skills at the Zikra Initiative
This community tourism program, based in the small village of Ghor al-Mazra'a in the Dead Sea region, provides a rare opportunity to experience local village life. Tours here (booking in advance is essential) combine cooking, crafts, and even getting involved in the tomato harvest (during harvest season), allowing travelers to get a genuine glimpse into rural Jordanian culture and learn traditional skills. All funds from tours are channeled into economic and social development projects in the village.
By Jessica Lee , AFAR Local Expert