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

4.6 / 5

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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.

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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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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Pets

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

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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

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A great tour of the historical sites of northern Jordan. My driver was Mohammed. He was a good driver, spoke good English and was fun to talk with. The car was in good condition. I would recommend this tour because Mohammed is one of the few drivers who takes tourists all the way up to Umm Qais which is close to the border with Israel/Palestine. The site looks onto the Golan Heights and on a clear day you can see the Sea of Galilee. The roman ruins there are well worth the visit and extra drive. The second site is Ajloun castle which is compact and in a fairly good state of repair which means that you get a decent sense of what the atmosphere was like there in the past. Finally Jerash is a huge and impressive roman site. It takes at least 2hrs to walk the well preserved ruins. Its worth adding that the drive between the places on the itinerary was enjoyable in itself because the hills and valleys offer some spectacular views on the way. A great trip which I recommend!

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November 13, 2021

Driver Walid was amazing! He knows the sights quite well and drives so efficiently and safely. I was a solo woman traveling alone and we visited 3 sites. I appreciated that he adapted the tour timings based on my needs and schedule. I would definitely book him again and so enjoyed my day in his car. Great tour & driver!!

October 15, 2021

Mohammed was a great driver and very welcoming and making sure I was well fed. I did however expect for him to be my tour guide but that was not a part of it. I hired a guide at one location but not the other. Next time I will check that the driver is also the guide at the locations visited. But overall he was great and so nice and do not want this to reflect poorly on him.

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October 10, 2021

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