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From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

1. From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

Explore some of Jordan’s historical treasures on this full-day private tour to Jerash, Um Qais, and Jesus’ Cave from Amman. Discover the ruins in Jerash, known to be one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities.  Jerash is a Bronze Age settlement where you can find the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, the oval plaza, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. Learn about the city and how it rose as a Greek federation and thrived through the Muslim and Christian rule until its demise following the Crusades. Afterwards, head towards Um Qais, one of the most astounding Greco-Roman cities. Discover the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, which is now known as Um Qais. This place is stunning because of the juxtaposition between the Roman ruins and the abandoned Ottoman-era village. Check out the extraordinary vantage point which provides views of three countries: Jordan, Syria, and the Israel and Palestinian Territories. According to the Bible, it is where Jesus performed the miracle of the Gadarene swine. Later, head towards Prophet Jesus’ Cave, three miles south from Um Qais. The citizens there believe that Jesus resided in this cave during his travels to Umm Qais in order to release its people from paganism. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Amman to conclude the tour.

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What people are saying about Pella, Jordan

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4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Mohammed M Alnana was and is the best tour guide I've ever had contact with in all the fifty countries I've been to. More than a driver, he is an amazing human being with contagious energy. In addition to being punctual, he explains in great detail not only the tour but the daily life of the Jordanian people, creating a friendship and moments that are impossible to forget. I recommend this experience with guide Mohammed M Alnana always!

Very positive experience. Nice driver, neatly picked up at the hotel. Did everything to make us happy. Have booked a guide, at Umm Qays, that is definitely recommended. Jerash needs quite some time to see it well

Spectacular! The driver in addition to being kind was a great guide with the stories. It is highly recommended!