1. Jordan
  2. Amman

From Amman: Jerash, Ajloun Castle & Umm Qais Private Tour

Product ID: 369141
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Explore some of Northern Jordan’s ancient treasures and ruins on a private day tour to Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Umm Qais.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 - 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, Arabic

Pickup included

Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before scheduled pickup time. The driver will wait 45 minutes after scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Roman ruins of Jerash
  • Explore 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin’s forces
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the region in Umm Qais
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman and travel towards the ancient city of Jerash. Explore the city which was a rich a prosperous Greek and Roman settlement, first founded by Alexander the Great around 331 BC. Wander down the Collonaded Street, and discover well-preserved examples of Roman architecture including the amphitheater, public squares, temples, and plazas. See the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, the oval plaza, and Hadrian’s Arch.

Then, proceed to Ajloun and visit Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century fortress built during the rule of the Ayyubid dynasty under the command of Saladin. Built as a defensive outpost to guard the 3 major passages into northwest Jordan, this hilltop structure is a striking example of medieval Arab-Islamic military architecture. Discover the various towers, chambers, galleries, and staircases that form part of the town as well as the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hills. Climb the tower and take in the fantastic views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.

Drive towards Umm Qais, one of the most stunning Greco-Roman cities in the region. Learn about the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, now known as Umm Qais. Take in the breathtaking views of Jordan, Syria, Israel, and Palestine. Finally, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a drop-off at any central location of your choosing.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned car
  • English-speaking driver
  • WiFi
  • Water
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Any entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that this is not a guided tour

From US$ 57 per person

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Product ID: 369141