The Bedouin Experience
Far away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, we take you on a journey to a more tranquil nomadic experience. There, you’ll experience genuine Bedouin lifestyle that will surely be engraved in your memory like nothing you have experienced before. Early morning, you will leave your Azraq Lodge to go on a 4 km bike ride towards the Bedouin Tent, where you’ll be greeted with an authentic aromatic cup of Arab-Bedouin coffee. Your day in the life of a Bedouin starts by grazing a herd of sheep, getting to know up close and personal what it takes to be a good shepherd, a thirty-minute walk around will follow.
Next, you’ll be heading back to the tent for a much needed super sweet cup of tea made on an open fire, where you might want to recharge with a power nap, or simply relax before moving on to your next mission: Milking the goats! But what’s milking good for if you can’t treat yourself to a glass of fresh milk? Enjoy!
Moving on to a different Bedouin task, making divine sour buttermilk, or what Bedouins prefer to call it (Laban Makheed). Your job will involve shaking the fresh milk inside a leather bagpipe like instrument (Al Saqa) made from goat / cow’s skin to help with the frothing and souring of the milk.
By the time you’ve learned the secret of the Bedouin trade, you will be starving and what better meal than those of Bedouins, such as Mansaf, Rashoof soup, or Gallayeh (tomato stew). All that savory food will whet your palates for a sweet dish to finish off with, but first you’ll learn how to brew your own coffee. Now, it’s time to put on Arabian eyeliner (kohl- for the ladies) then get dressed like a true Bedouin to take that perfect photo.
Congratulations, you have officially completed a day in the life of a Bedouin experience!
Such a memorable one indeed!