The Desert Castles and Azraq Oasis from Amman

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6 Hours
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 16’
Amman
Azraq oasis
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 38
Tour Details

Step back in time to the Umayyad period with our trip to the three Desert Castles, Kharana, Amra and Azraq.  These castles were built between the 7th and 8th century and has been standing testament to the country’s rich history since then. Amra castle is an UNESCO World Heritage Site due its fresco paintings, Islamic art, and architecture. We will end our tour with the Wetland Reserve Azraq, the uniquely precious oasis in this basalt desert.

 

Departure & Return Location

Amman

Departure Time

08.00 AM

Price Includes

  • Transport by private, air conditioned, new vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • Entrance fee to 3 Desert Castles and Azraq Oasis.
  • Mineral water on board of the vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • Meals and beverage not stated.
  • Any Private Expenses & tipping

Additional Info

  • The best time to visit Azraq Oasis is spring and autumn.
What to Expect
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended for all travelers. At a minimum your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation as all deposits paid are non-refundable, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Petra Nights Tours does not offer travel insurances.
  • Most nationals obtain the Jordanian Visa at Amman Airport and the land borders upon arrival. Except for arrivals through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein Bridge where all nationals need the visa in advance. The visa fee upon arrival is 20 Jordanian Dinar per person and has to be paid in cash; an exchange booth is available. Your passport has to be valid minimum 6 month while traveling in Jordan. If you are not sure about your visa status contact us or the Jordanian embassy in your country of residence.
  • The official currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JD), which is divided into 100 piastres or 1,000 fils. Notes are in denominations of JD 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. It is easy to change foreign currency at banks, moneychanger or better hotels, most accepted are USD, GBP and Euros. Banks are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are the most widely accepted credit cards. ATMs are available in larger towns and at the airport. The maximum daily withdrawal amount is around JD 500, depending on your particular card. Check with your bank for information on ATM international fees. We recommend that you carry some cash in case ATMs can not be accessed, are broken down or run out of cash.
  • It is necessary to mention that Jordan is not a cheap destination. But as every traveller is different, please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, food and shopping. The costs for lunch and dinner vary. If you are happy with a sandwich or a shawarma at local restaurant or take away, this is already available for 3-4 USD per person (without drinks), but better restaurants charge 16-20 USD per meal/per person (no drinks), same at 4 star hotels for main buffet 20-30 USD per meal/per person. A large bottle of water in the local market is 70 Cent, a soft drink (0.30l) is 40 Cent, in tourist areas the rates are higher.
  • Jordan is characterized by a Mediterranean climate and the best travel time is spring and autumn, March until May, September until November. Summer is hot and sunny, especially in Aqaba and at the Dead Sea. These two areas are in turn ideal for a winter break due to the mild temperatures (16-22 °C) in this season. In the rest of the country winter weather can be cool, with rain and occasional snow. Jordan is a very sunny country with average daily sunshine hours ranging from six to seven in winter and twelve to thirteen in summer. Although summer temperatures are high, the nights are rather cool.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. For more detailed medical information and necessary vaccinations before departure please consult your doctor. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements; and you have to be in good physical health to tour Jordan. The health care system in Jordan is quite advanced, although services remain concentrated in Amman. General advice is to avoid tap water and use instead bottled water.
Itinerary

08.00 AMPick up & tour

We will start our tour with a visit to the Desert Castles in eastern Jordan, the beautiful examples of Islamic architecture and art. The Amra Castle is adorned with its zodiac dome and early Umayyad fresco paintings. We will also visit the mysterious fortress, Qasr Kharanah and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq, near Azraq Oasis. This Oasis is a unique wetland with the only permanent source of fresh water of approximately 12,000 square kilometres of desert. Visitors can see here various natural and ancient built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and the reservation place for birds in spring and autumn. Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel or residence in Amman.

 
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