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Ajloun Castle Tours

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Ajloun Castle
Built atop the ruins of a monastery between 1184 and 1188, Ajloun Castle (Qala’At Ar-Rabad in Arabic) sits on Jabal Auf hill overlooking the countryside in the north of Jordan. Arab general Azz ad-Din Usama, Saladin’s nephew, oversaw its construction in part to protect the region from Crusader expansion and to safeguard iron mines in the nearby hills. The fort was enlarged in 1214 but largely destroyed by Mongols in 1260. It was rebuilt almost immediately, and while earthquakes have twice caused significant damage, ongoing restorations have kept the castle in much the same condition as it stood in the 13th century.

During the Crusades, the hilltop fort was one in a series of beacon and pigeon posts that allowed messages to be transmitted from Damascus to Cairo in a single day. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the fort served as a garrison for Ottoman troops, and in 1812, when it was “discovered” by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, the vasy castle was occupied by a single, 40-member family.

Today Ajloun Castle houses a small museum with artifacts from its long history. Visitors can climb to the top of several towers for sweeping views of the Jordan Valley all the way to the Dead Sea.

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The walk to the castle from town is steep and tiring, so consider taking a taxi from Ajloun.
Address: Ajlun, Jordon, Jordan
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Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun from Amman

Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais, Jerash, and Ajloun from Amman

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Explore northern Jordan’s historical highlights on this private, full-day Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais tour from Amman. Discover the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, seeing its Oval Colonnade, temples, and more; and delve into 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin’s forces. Finally, explore the remains of Umm Qais, another Greco-Roman city. Your tour includes private round-trip transportation and Amman hotel pickup and drop-off. Admission fees and local guides at the sites at your own expense.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Full Day Tour : Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais

Full Day Tour : Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais

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Explore Jordan's cities including Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais and enjoy this full-day trip with Jordan day tour and more team. Itinerary: 1. Begin with pickup from your hotel in Amman, then travel to Umm Qais (also known as Gadara) one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. 2. Continue to the ancient city of Jerash, a Bronze Age settlement where you’ll find Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Artemis, and the Forum, a sprawling oval plaza surrounded by 160 Ionic columns. Learn how the city rose alongside a Greek federation of 10 cities, then lived through Christian and Muslim rule before falling during the Crusades 3. Make a final stop at Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle built on the remains of a historic monastery. Hear how this fortress helped defend against Crusader attacks, fell to Mongol invaders, then was finally rebuilt by the Mamluks. Climb into a tower for views of the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. 4. Return to your hotel in Amman.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.26
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$101.26
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Amman Jerash and Ajloun Castle Day Trip

Amman Jerash and Ajloun Castle Day Trip

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Rewind to ancient and medieval Jordan on this private Jerash and Ajloun Castle day trip from Amman. After a journey north, stop to visit Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Admire the colonnaded Oval Plaza, temples, plazas, and monuments; and then continue to Ajloun Castle to explore the fortress, built in 1184 by Saladin’s forces. Air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, with optional local guiding at the sites at own expense.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Quais Full-Day Tour

Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Quais Full-Day Tour

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Without renting a car, seeing Jordan’s sites of Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and Umm Qais in a day from Amman is near-impossible. Aimed at travelers who are short on time, this private tour whisks you with ease to the three antiquities, in the comfort of a private climate-controlled vehicle with a chauffeur. At each, choose to tour the classical or medieval ruins alone or with a local guide (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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$92.00
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One Day Tour to Jerash and Ajloun and Dead Sea

One Day Tour to Jerash and Ajloun and Dead Sea

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Spend a day exploring Roman ruins and an Islamic castle, followed by a soak in the Dead Sea, with this tour from Amman. You'll start with Jerash, a decapolis full of beautifully preserved streets and temples. From here you'll head over to Ajloun Castle and learn about its history. Then it's off to the Dead Sea, where you'll get a chance to float in its therapeutic waters before your return to Amman.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.42
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$96.42
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Ajloun & Jerash Day Trip from Amman or Airport

Ajloun & Jerash Day Trip from Amman or Airport

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Depart Amman North to Ajlun Castle, an Islamic fortress which is a mere 16 km from Jerash. The castle is located on the top of a mountain just outside the small city of Ajlun. It is an interesting maze of passages and levels, and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area, northwestern Jordan, and off into Galilee. Continue to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East's best examples of a Greco-Roman provincial city. At the entrance of the site, admire Hadrian's Arch, built in 129 AD to mark Emperor Hadrian's visit, and the Hippodrome, a partially restored Roman-era stadium. Once inside, accompanied by a private, local guide, wander the colonnaded streets and discover its most important monuments: Temples, Theaters, Baths, Oval Plaza, along with several Byzantine churches dating from the Christian era. Return to Amman.
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  • 7 hours
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$92.21
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$92.21

Umm Qais, Jerash & Ajloun Castle Day Tour from Amman

Umm Qais, Jerash & Ajloun Castle Day Tour from Amman

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Journey out from the city of Amman to uncover the North Side of Jordan through a private tour with an English speaking driver. Discover ancient Jerash visiting the spectacular Forum, the Nymphaeum, Temple of Artemis and etc., The 12th century Islamic Castle in Ajloun built by the famous Islamic leader Salah Al-Din and as well as Umm Qais or Gandara to explore its theatre, mausoleum and more. This tour includes round-trip transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off from Amman City, as option the inclusion of the admission fees and local guide at the site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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6-Days 5-Night: Jordan in Brief Tour

6-Days 5-Night: Jordan in Brief Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of the entire country of Jordan in this 5-night whirlwind excursion. After pickup from the airport, meet your guide and group and begin traveling, stopping at important sites such as Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea, Mt. Nebo, Amman, and others. Planning such an ambitious trip on your own is daunting, but with all transportation, planning, it's a stress-free experience.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$438.00
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$438.00
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun

Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun

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Explore ancient Jerash and medieval Ajloun Castle on this 6-hour trip from Amman. Enjoy the views of the Jordan Valley on route to Jerash, home to the remnants of a Greco-Roman city. Take a guided tour around the ruins, including the well-preserved Oval Plaza, Hippodrome, temples and paved streets. Hear intriguing tales about the city’s past, and then stop at Aljoun, a 12th-century hilltop Muslim castle. Learn about its eventful history, and stroll around the atmospheric chambers and small museum before admiring the lovely views from the towers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

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Look beyond Jordan’s most celebrated attractions to see some lesser-known historical treasures on this private Islamic desert castle day trip from Amman. Head east to Al-Azraq, a castle that ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ once used as a headquarters, and then explore the fresco-painted masterpiece of Amra and Kharaneh castles. Finish at Aljoun, a hilltop medieval fortress built to defend against the Crusaders. Your tour includes private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.39
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$115.39
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Discover and Taste Jordan in 8 Days

Discover and Taste Jordan in 8 Days

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Cover all the highlights of Jordan like camel caravans, impressive monuments, Roman amphitheaters, Christian mosaics and desert landscapes of Wadi Rum; definitely a trip to remember. All our vehicles are new and air conditioned. We have drivers who speak English and have long experience. They offer free Wi-Fi, wet wipes, bottled mineral water and sometimes juices. We will bring you a convenient and safe way to your landing point. Enjoy your hassle-free vacation. We guarantee that your journey with us will be imaginative and memorable.
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  • 8 days
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$564.00
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$564.00

Treasures of Jordan Tour-7 Days Discover Petra & Dead Sea & Wadi Rum with Hotels

Treasures of Jordan Tour-7 Days Discover Petra & Dead Sea & Wadi Rum with Hotels

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Treasures of Jordan -Experience Jordan 7 Days with hotels, guides, driver &sightseeing included. Follow in the footsteps of T.E. Lawrence of Arabia in this unique adventure in the holy land of Jordan. Petra: Discover the Rose Red City, lost for centuries to the outside world. Jerash: Walk through and touch history at the Roman and Crusader. Madaba: See Madaba Map; the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Dead Sea: Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth. Wadi Rum: Explore the majestic desert of Wadi Rum. Desert Castles: Imagine life long ago as these castles formed vital stops on the trade routes
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,785.00
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$1,785.00
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Jordan Pass 7-Day Tour Roman Ruins of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea

Jordan Pass 7-Day Tour Roman Ruins of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea

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See some of the world’s most impressive sights on this private, 7-day tour of Jordan, including six nights of accommodations. Ride a 4x4 through the Wadi Rum desert valley, swim in the Dead Sea, and visit the Ancient Roman ruins in Jerash. Along the way, stop by Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle, Ajlun Catle, Madaba’s Church of St. George, and the ancient Nabataean city of Petra.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$759.96
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$759.96
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Private Day Tour from Amman to Jerash and Ajloun and return

Private Day Tour from Amman to Jerash and Ajloun and return

Visit the historic sites in Jerash and Ajloun with this private day trip form Amman. Your driver will take you from your local hotel out to Jersah, one of the world's finest examples of a well-preserved Roman city. After lunch you'll continue on to the medieval fortress castle of Ajiloun, with beautiful old ramparts and great views of the countryside before heading back to Amman.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$88.77
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$88.77

Experience Jordan Group Tour

Experience Jordan Group Tour

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This is an 8-day tour visiting and experiencing some of the unique sites of Jordan and engaging with the people and culture.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,295.00
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$1,295.00

Private North Tour to Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais from Amman

Private North Tour to Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais from Amman

History buffs will love this door-to-door day tour of northern Jordan, with a private driver to save time (and risk!) spent navigating this sensitive area. Start at the Roman ruins of Umm Qais (ancient Gadara) with sweeping views across Jordan, Syria, and Israel. Visit the majestic 12th-century Ajloun Fort, one of the Islamic castles that inspired European builders. Finish at the Greco-Roman city of Jerash (Gerasa).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.44
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$147.44
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Jerash & Ajloun (Luxury transfer available)

Jerash & Ajloun (Luxury transfer available)

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*Our prices are per vehicle not per person. *We do these tours since 2015. *Our drivers are very well trained and speaks excellent English. *Our tours are flexible, contact us for any edits. *We always give you a free time in all places to make your experience much enjoyable! *When you book any of our product, you will get 10% DISCOUNT at all of our other products. *Contact us for other products and how to get discounts.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$423.92
per group
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$423.92
per group

Private Tour to Jerash and Ajloun from Amman

Private Tour to Jerash and Ajloun from Amman

Take the hassle out of visiting Jerash and Ajloun Castle with this private day trip from Amman. Avoid having to negotiate with cabs or hire a self-drive car, and relax with return private transport and a personal guide in Jerash. Explore the well-preserved streets and pillared Oval Plaza of the ancient Roman city as your guide provides historical perspective; and stop at Ajloun to roam its 12th-century towers and corridors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.39
Price varies by group size
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$115.39
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Umm Qais, Pella, Ajloun & Jerash Day Trip from Amman, Madaba, Airport, Dead Sea

Umm Qais, Pella, Ajloun & Jerash Day Trip from Amman, Madaba, Airport, Dead Sea

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All our transfers are private. All cars are new and air-conditioned cars or carts. Our English speaking drivers have more long experience especially with tourists. We offer free Wi-Fi, wet wipes, bottled water and juices. We will bring you in a convenient and safe way to your landing point. Enjoy your hassle-free vacation. We ensure that your journey with us is fictional and unforgettable. We recommend maximum during booking to be three people for a more comfortable trip. However, if the number becomes four, their freedom will be reduced while sitting, especially if the flight is limited to 3-4 hours and this is at their own risk. We provide assistance when needed.
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  • 10 hours
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$262.71
per group
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$262.71
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Private Full Day Tour to Umm Qais and Ajloun from Amman

Private Full Day Tour to Umm Qais and Ajloun from Amman

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Explore Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle on this 10-hour private trip from Amman, with round-trip transport included. Venture north through the Jordan Valley to Umm Qais, where the ruined Greco-Roman Decapolis city of Garada covers a hillside. Take a guided tour of the paved and columned Roman streets, see the theater, mausoleum and other remains; and peek inside the small museum. Later, visit Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century fortress built under Saladin to combat the Crusaders. Explore the stone castle and tiny museum, and admire the spectacular views from the towers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Jerash and Ajloun Castle Private Tour Full-Day Trip

Jerash and Ajloun Castle Private Tour Full-Day Trip

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Full-day private trip to Jerash and Ajloun Castle from Amman Travel north to Jerash, sometimes called the ‘Pompeii of Asia' Stroll around the Roman ruins to see the Oval Plaza, Temple of Artemis, and more Visit 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin's army to defend against the Crusaders Admire the medieval Islamic architecture and views of the Jordan Valley Explore the sites independently or choose to hire local guides (own expense) Private air-conditioned transport with driver, plus Amman hotel pickup and drop-off included; with entrance fees at own expense
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.54
Price varies by group size
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$90.54
Price varies by group size
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Jerash & Ajloun & Umm Qais Private Day tour

Jerash & Ajloun & Umm Qais Private Day tour

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*Our prices are per vehicle not per person. *We do these tours since 2015. *Our drivers are very well trained and speaks excellent English. *We always give you a free time in all places to make your experience much enjoyable! *When you book any of our product, you will get 10% DISCOUNT at all of our other products. *Contact us for other products and how to get discounts.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.86
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$216.86
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Roman Architecture and Natural Forests Tour from Amman

Roman Architecture and Natural Forests Tour from Amman

Discover the highlights of picturesque Jerash, topped off by a half-day hike through the forests of Ajloun, during this attraction-packed, full-day tour. Tick off Amman’s top historic sights, then escape the capital and explore ancient Roman ruins, admire antiquities at the Jerash Archaeological Museum, and visit 12th-century Aljoun Castle, once used by a general in Saladin’s army.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.00
Price varies by group size
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$285.00
Price varies by group size

Incredible Jordan in 7 Days

Incredible Jordan in 7 Days

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All our vehicles are new and air conditioned. We have drivers who speak English and have long experience. They offer free Wi-Fi, wet wipes, bottled mineral water and sometimes juices. We will bring you a convenient and safe way to your landing point. Enjoy your hassle-free vacation. We guarantee that your journey with us will be imaginative and memorable. We recommend the maximum during booking to be three people for a more comfortable trip with regard to medium and large vehicles. However, if the number becomes four people, their freedom will be reduced while sitting, especially if the duration of the flight is 3-4 hours and this is on their own responsibility but we can secure them a Mini Jeep when needed more cost if this group is a family or friends travelled together. With regard to the numbers of 4-7 people we provide them with Mini Van while the rest we provide them with medium and large buses. Any traveler who wishes to book with us and wants to modify this program! contact us.
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  • 7 days
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$512.72
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$512.72

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