Environmental Peacebuilding Tour in Jordan
Farah H
Farah H
$165.00
Per person
Excl. 10% service fee

Environmental Peacebuilding Tour in Jordan

Guided tour

About this experience

Join a two-day tour to learn about the interdependent regional nature of water resources and environmental impact and the need for a cooperative solution-oriented approach for water​,​ energy and food security. Through this tour​,​ you will be given the chance to visit historical and archeological sites​,​ faith-based sites​,​ and most importantly water​,​ energy​,​ and agriculture related sites. Also​,​ you will be staying overnight at the Sharhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE)​,​ where you will experience rural living at its best whilst learning about eco-friendly & sustainability practices through hands-on initiatives. You will be accompanied by a local tour guide who will explain thoroughly the roles the geographical​,​ socio-economic​,​ & political contexts play in climate change and how we address it. *First Day Schedule: Picking up participants at 9:00 a.m. from Amman​,​ the capital of Jordan. Stop 1: The Baptism Site​,​ South Shuneh The Baptism Site is located on the eastern bank of the Jordan River​,​ in an area known as (Wadi Al Kharar). Jesus Christ stood there before John the Baptist to be baptized signaling the beginning of his message to humanity. Excavations in the Baptism site uncovered ruins of a byzantine church​,​ several wells and pools​,​ which are thought to have been used for baptism. Stop 2: Tal Al Mantah Wastewater Treatment Plant A wastewater treatment plant where visitors get to learn about the methods by which wastewater is pumped to the plant​,​ wastewater treatment phases​,​ and the use of renewable in operating the plant Stop 3: Abu Obeida Amer Bin Al Jarah Shrine The largest shrine in the Jordan Valley built in honor of the famous companion od the prophet Mohammad bearing the title ‘Treasury of the Muslim Umat’. The shrine was established in 1999 and includes a large mosque​,​ a library​,​ a cultural center and a large garden Stop 4: King Abdullah Canal Tunnel The diverted waters from the Yarmouk River exit the tunnel here and then flow into the open Canal. At this precise location on the road the visitor can see the canal and the Yarmouk River almost adjacent to one another. Here is an example of how Man has intervened in the natural ecosystem - by channeling the natural river flow into a concrete structure for irrigation purposes. Stop 5: King Abdullah Canal Control Unit The Jordan Valley Authority operates this advanced computer system that controls the irrigation system in the entire Jordan Valley. A full explanation and description of this unit is available for the visitor for both educational and awareness purposes. Stop 6: Lunch at Pella Restaurant & Residence A recommended tourist restaurant build with local materials featuring beautiful arches and stone walls. It resembles the Pella archeological site and has a magnificent panoramic view of the Jordan Valley. Stop 7: Heading to the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) Heading to the SHE​,​ where the visitor will be staying overnight in an eco-friendly cabin. *Second Day Schedule: Breakfast at Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark Guided tour through the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Park A guided tour to learn about the design of the SHEPark which is based on permaculture principles where residents participate in the growing of food​,​ recycling​,​ and a community spirit of sharing. The purpose of the tour is also to learn about all environmental sustainability practices like the ecological buildings​,​ the use of renewable energy​,​ solar water heating system​,​ the rainwater harvesting system​,​ waste separation and recycling…etc. Sharhabil Bin Hassneh (Ziglab) Dam Jordan's first dam​,​ built in 1964. Its crystal clear water is used for irrigation. The dam’s capacity is 4.3 MCM​,​ with a catchment area of 106km2. The area has a magnificent panoramic view to the east and west of the Jordan Valley. Stop 1: Water Intake from Lake Tiberias At this historic location​,​ Jordan takes its share of water from Lake Tiberias​,​ as agreed upon between Jordan and Israel in the 1994 Peace Treaty. Stop 2: Adasiya Diversion Wier Here​,​ the waters from the Yarmouk River (one of the River Jordan’s main tributaries) are diverted to Jordan into the King Abdullah Canal through a tunnel to be used for irrigation​,​ and to Israel into the Yarmouk River. (The 1994 Israeli-Jordanian Peace Agreement resolved that the water in the Yarmouk River belongs to the Jordanians​,​ except for 25 million cubic meters that Israel receives annually). The site offers a beautiful view of the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Stop 3: Um Qais A town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara. Many tourists visit Um Qais to see its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias​,​ Israel​,​ are visible​,​ and just across the valley of the Yarmouk River is the southern end of the Golan Heights​,​ Syria​,​ under Israeli occupation. Mount Hermon bordering Lebanon is visible in the distance on clear days. Heading back to Amman

This experience includes

Transportation including pick up and drop off Tour guide Entrance fee to baptism site Entrance fee to Um Qais Lunch at Pella Restaurant and Residence 1st day - accommodation, dinner, and coffee at Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) 2nd day - breakfast and lunchbox from SHE *The higher the number of people reserving (up to 20 people), the lower the price. The price per person per day if a group of 20 people has reserved the experience, is 85$. Special requests can be accommodated by the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE), but might affect the price.

Duration

2 days

Availability

Depends on Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) availability.

Participant capacity

11 - 20 people

Social impact focus

  • Animals
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Equality

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    Environmental Peacebuilding Tour in Jordan

    Guided tour
    About this experience
    Join a two-day tour to learn about the interdependent regional nature of water resources and environmental impact and the need for a cooperative solution-oriented approach for water, energy and food security. Through this tour, you will be given the chance to visit historical and archeological sites, faith-based sites, and most importantly water, energy, and agriculture related sites. Also, you will be staying overnight at the Sharhabil bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE), where you will experience rural living at its best whilst learning about eco-friendly & sustainability practices through hands-on initiatives. You will be accompanied by a local tour guide who will explain thoroughly the roles the geographical, socio-economic, & political contexts play in climate change and how we address it. *First Day Schedule: Picking up participants at 9:00 a.m. from Amman, the capital of Jordan. Stop 1: The Baptism Site, South Shuneh The Baptism Site is located on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, in an area known as (Wadi Al Kharar). Jesus Christ stood there before John the Baptist to be baptized signaling the beginning of his message to humanity. Excavations in the Baptism site uncovered ruins of a byzantine church, several wells and pools, which are thought to have been used for baptism. Stop 2: Tal Al Mantah Wastewater Treatment Plant A wastewater treatment plant where visitors get to learn about the methods by which wastewater is pumped to the plant, wastewater treatment phases, and the use of renewable in operating the plant Stop 3: Abu Obeida Amer Bin Al Jarah Shrine The largest shrine in the Jordan Valley built in honor of the famous companion od the prophet Mohammad bearing the title ‘Treasury of the Muslim Umat’. The shrine was established in 1999 and includes a large mosque, a library, a cultural center and a large garden Stop 4: King Abdullah Canal Tunnel The diverted waters from the Yarmouk River exit the tunnel here and then flow into the open Canal. At this precise location on the road the visitor can see the canal and the Yarmouk River almost adjacent to one another. Here is an example of how Man has intervened in the natural ecosystem - by channeling the natural river flow into a concrete structure for irrigation purposes. Stop 5: King Abdullah Canal Control Unit The Jordan Valley Authority operates this advanced computer system that controls the irrigation system in the entire Jordan Valley. A full explanation and description of this unit is available for the visitor – for both educational and awareness purposes. Stop 6: Lunch at Pella Restaurant & Residence A recommended tourist restaurant build with local materials featuring beautiful arches and stone walls. It resembles the Pella archeological site and has a magnificent panoramic view of the Jordan Valley. Stop 7: Heading to the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) Heading to the SHE, where the visitor will be staying overnight in an eco-friendly cabin. *Second Day Schedule: Breakfast at Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark Guided tour through the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh Park A guided tour to learn about the design of the SHEPark which is based on permaculture principles where residents participate in the growing of food, recycling, and a community spirit of sharing. The purpose of the tour is also to learn about all environmental sustainability practices like the ecological buildings, the use of renewable energy, solar water heating system, the rainwater harvesting system, waste separation and recycling…etc. Sharhabil Bin Hassneh (Ziglab) Dam Jordan's first dam, built in 1964. Its crystal clear water is used for irrigation. The dam’s capacity is 4.3 MCM, with a catchment area of 106km2. The area has a magnificent panoramic view to the east and west of the Jordan Valley. Stop 1: Water Intake from Lake Tiberias At this historic location, Jordan takes its share of water from Lake Tiberias, as agreed upon between Jordan and Israel in the 1994 Peace Treaty. Stop 2: Adasiya Diversion Wier Here, the waters from the Yarmouk River (one of the River Jordan’s main tributaries) are diverted to Jordan into the King Abdullah Canal through a tunnel to be used for irrigation, and to Israel into the Yarmouk River. (The 1994 Israeli-Jordanian Peace Agreement resolved that the water in the Yarmouk River belongs to the Jordanians, except for 25 million cubic meters that Israel receives annually). The site offers a beautiful view of the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Stop 3: Um Qais A town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara. Many tourists visit Um Qais to see its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, Israel, are visible, and just across the valley of the Yarmouk River is the southern end of the Golan Heights, Syria, under Israeli occupation. Mount Hermon bordering Lebanon is visible in the distance on clear days. Heading back to Amman
    Included in this experience
    Transportation including pick up and drop off Tour guide Entrance fee to baptism site Entrance fee to Um Qais Lunch at Pella Restaurant and Residence 1st day - accommodation, dinner, and coffee at Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) 2nd day - breakfast and lunchbox from SHE *The higher the number of people reserving (up to 20 people), the lower the price. The price per person per day if a group of 20 people has reserved the experience, is 85$. Special requests can be accommodated by the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE), but might affect the price.
    Duration
    2 days
    Availability
    Depends on Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark (SHE) availability.
    Participant capacity
    11 - 20 people

    Experience host

    Hello, we're EcoPeace.

    EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Our primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage, sustainable development, and peace in the region.

    EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Our primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage, sustainable development, and peace in the region.