Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun Castle from Amman

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8 Hours
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 16’
Amman
Umm Quais, Jerash and Ajloun Castle
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 38
Tour Details

Take the opportunity to explore the north of Jordan on a day tour from Amman. You will start with the Greco-Roman ruins in Umm Quais from where you have a panorama view over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Stroll in Jerash, the city founded by Alexander the Great, and marvel at the Roman remains, and pay a visit to the Islamic castle in Ajloun.

 

Departure & Return Location

Amman

Departure Time

08.00 AM

Price Includes

  • Transport by private, air conditioned, new vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • Private English speaking spot guide in Jerash (about 1 hour).
  • Entrance fee to Umm Quais, Jerash and Ajloun Castle.
  • Mineral water on board of the vehicle.

Price Excludes

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

    In the morning, we will start our two-hour drive from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, the league of 10 ancient Greek cities, founded by Alexander the Great. You will enjoy the overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights, and the Sea of Galilee. Then, we will stroll through the Greco-Roman remains. Afterwards, we will leave to the historical city of Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. Visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, and the Temple of Artemis. Our next stop will be Ajloun Castle, the 12th-century Islamic castle built by the famous leader Salah al-Din. Finally, you will return back to your hotel or residence in Amman.

     
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