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Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman

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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup at your Amman hotel, then travel to Umm Qais (also known as Gadara) in a private vehicle. You’ll find an amphitheater and lines of chipped stone columns, but the Roman ruins true drama comes from their stunning setting: the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, and the Golan Heights are visible in the distance, and the ruins are surrounded by bright wildflowers in the spring.

    Continue to Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle built on the remains of a historic monastery. Hear how this fortress helped defend against Crusader attacks, fell to Mongol invaders, then was finally rebuilt by the Mamluks. Climb into a tower for views of the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.

    Make a final stop at the ancient city of Jerash, a Bronze Age settlement where you’ll find Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Artemis, and the Forum, a sprawling oval plaza surrounded by 160 Ionic columns. Learn how the city rose alongside a Greek federation of 10 cities, then lived through Christian and Muslim rule before falling during the Crusades. After visiting Jerash, make the return trip to Amman, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Departure Point
    You hotel in Amman
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • English-speaking driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guides at local sites
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (recommended around 5-10% of total charges)
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    These ruins are roman and reasonably well preserved. They provide a good window into the ancient roman civilisation and is quite amazing to see how advanced that society was!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank shalinititan
    Reviewed February 20, 2019

    My partner and I had a quick visit to Jordan and I chose this company for all three tours we did. I hired a driver from the company who drove us to specific sites in Northern Jordan. Umm Quais was amazing in terms of Roman...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    3  Thank Kate G
    Reviewed January 29, 2019

    Our driver and guide was a former member of the King's security detail, and he was most enjoyable to visit with. He modified the tour a little bit, deleting Umm Qais and adding other visits, which was absolutely fine with us. He accommodated us in...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    2  Thank DerrylM
    Reviewed November 10, 2018

    My mum speaks Spanish so I requested a Spanish speaking guide. My surprise was that the driver and guide speak Spanish: the driver lived in Mexico and the guide in Cuba. Their Spanish was very clear and advanced. Both made us felt very safe and...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Companion52229017852
    Reviewed March 31, 2018

    My parents and I had a fantastic time during this trip. Our guide arrived early at our hotel to pick us up and off we went. Before hand, we decided that we wanted to skip Umm Qais so we could spend more time in Jerash-...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Perk123
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