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Half-Day Tour to Umayyad Desert Castles from Amman

Product ID: 21908
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Delve deep into the history of Jordan on this half-day tour to the Umayyad Desert Castles in the Eastern Desert. Enjoy round-trip transportation and the expertise of your private guide.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up from all hotels in Amman
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Jordan with the help of your expert guide
  • See the Umayyad Desert Castles
  • Experience early examples of Islamic and Graeco-Roman art
  • Enjoy round-trip transportation by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • See the black basalt fort which served as the headquarters for Lawrence of Arabia
Full description
Jordan's Umayyad desert castles are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture and stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Take a half-day tour and delve deep into the history of Jordan under the expertise of a professional guide.

The structures are called “castles” because of their imposing stature. The desert complexes once served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions, and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins.

Inside the castlesm, early Islamic art can be found. The fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings are inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions and reveal to us countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th Century.

Alongside the castles you will also visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, which had been in continuous use since late Roman times, and was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt
Includes
  • Transportation by new air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • All transfers as described in the program
  • Local taxes and entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Tips for guide
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and beverages
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 12 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Travco - Jordan

Product ID: 21908