Hassan Amar is a different kind of tour guide, with the soul of an artist, who is knowledgeable and familiar with Horfish and its surrounding area, its pathways, its secrets and its stories.
The bonus that Hassan offers his hikers in the village of his birth is: at the end of each tour a visit to his home there his wife Mahaa awaits with an abundance of tasty dishes of the Druze cuisine.
Hassan considers it to be his mission to reveal to the hikers the Druze culture, religious secrets, the philosophy and the history.
Hassan’s tour menu is rich and diverse:
A tour of the Nebi Savalan observation point
A tour to the heart of the village and the alleyways while recounting fables and history: within the framework of the tour the visitors will be exposed to a presentation of a Druze wedding, a visit to a prosperous home, a pastoral alleyway, and the ancient Catholic Church in the gothic-style.
A visit to the memorial for Colonel Navi Marai.
The tour group ascends to the observation point on Mount Adir, here they receive an explanation about the landscape and the battles that took place in that very spot during the Second Lebanese War.
A tour to the Yaaran Path or Wadi Haviz (Ein Hotem)
During the tour Hassan recounts to the hikers stories about life in Horfish hundreds of years ago.
The tours are interwoven with poems and conclude at the home of the Amar family where Mahaa awaits with a tasting meal which includes cabbage stuffed with rice and meat, spinach soup with meat, beetroot soup, mansaf, okra, endive salad, fennel with lentils and onion, goulash seasoned with Druze spices; Mahaa serves the food and explains about the dishes, provides recipes to anyone who wishes, talks about the status of women in Druze society and also presents her handmade traditional craft work of embroidery and lace.
At the end of the meal the guests are served herbal tea and Hassan reads poetry that he writes in Hebrew.
The duration of the tour and the meal – 5 hours
The price of the tour: NIS 750 between 1-45 people.
The price of the meal: NIS 65-125