Step back 2000 years in time into the site of Jerash, the world's best-preserved provincial Greco-Roman city on this half-day private tour from Amman.
What to Expect
The fascinating ruins of Jerash make a fantastic half-day tour from Amman. Though the drive takes less than an hour, it will transport you back through 2000 years of history.
Initially built by Alexander the Great, Jerash was one of the Decapolis cities in northern Jordan. Today the site is one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities to be found anywhere in the world. Among its many treasures are the Triumphal Arch, the Hippodrome, the great elliptical forum, theaters, fountains, baths, the Roman bridge and the wide street of columns that lead to the Temple of Artemis.
Within the remaining city walls, archeologists have found the ruins of settlements dating back to the Neolithic Age, indicating continuous human occupation of this location for more than 6500 years.
Today the site of Jerash preserves the legacy of two powerful cultures of antiquity – the Roman world of the Mediterranean and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Transportation in a private automobile
- Entrance fee to Jerash
- 1-hour service of an English-speaking guide at Jerash
- Bottled water
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
Know Before You Go
Trip should be booked 48 hours before the beginning of the tour.