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

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

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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

4.6 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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We had a fantastic time with our driver Samir, he was very professional and helpful and went out of his way to make our trip as pleasant as possible. His english is great and he gave us a lot of tips and helped us find great guides at our trip locations. Would definitely recommend for anyone considering.

January 19, 2022

Nice day visiting the three northern Jordanian destinations included in this tour. Highly recommended: if you have already visited the south, this one-day tour complements it perfectly. At first we thought that the guide was included in the destinations, but indeed Emad confirmed that this was not the case: the platform is not very intuitive when choosing options in this regard. As for Emad, a very friendly driver who explains curiosities of the area, the country, and recommends where to eat or what to see in each place (even if it is not included in the tour).

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November 14, 2021

There was a little problem at first: according to me, I booked an excursion to visit Jerash, Aljoun Castle and Umm Qais, but the agent insisted that we would only visit Jerash. In the end, I agreed to cover an additional amount and we visited the first two places. After all, I was very satisfied with the experience: the sites of Jerash and Aljoun are spectacular and very interesting because of their history. Our guide, Sam, was extraordinarily attentive and helpful, always displaying an excellent attitude. I definitely recommend it.

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November 14, 2021

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