Private tour

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

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

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From US$ 57 per person

Explore some of Northern Jordan’s ancient treasures and ruins on a private day tour to Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Umm Qais.

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Duration 5 - 8 hours
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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
Private group

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
  • Food
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Any entrance fees

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is not a guided tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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I was lucky to spend the day touring the sites of northern Jordan with Mohammed, the best driver in all of Jordan. He was punctual, friendly, interesting, a great conversationalist, and went above and beyond to help me fix a small problem with arranging a pre-flight COVID test back at my hotel later that day. Don’t hesitate to book your transport to Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais with this company - if all their drivers are as great as Mohammed, you’ll be in excellent hands.

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May 9, 2022

Booking a guided tour like this one is a very good option especially if you do not so many days or time left. This tour helped us visit three different places in one day while it would probably need a bit more than a day if we were about to visit the places on our own.

April 22, 2022

Mahmoud Issa was an exceptional driver. He had not only water waiting for me, but also juice and snacks. We had such an lovely dialogue and he was very thoughtful throughout the day. I chose to stay a bit longer in one location and forgo another for a separate date and was very pleased to accommodate my requests. I would highly recommend him for any tour. :)

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April 10, 2022

Product ID: 369141