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Amman Citadel (Jabal al-Qalaa) Tours

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Amman Citadel (Jabal al-Qalaa)
Ancient history sits high above downtown streets at the Amman Citadel (Jabal al-Qalaa), a compact hill topped with Roman ruins, a palace, and the National Archeological Museum. Whether you’re exploring the sites or just enjoying panoramic views across Amman, the Citadel is an essential stop.
 
The Basics
Jabal al-Qalaa is the highest of Amman’s seven hills, lending natural drama to this fascinating place. It’s easy to spend a few hours discovering the maze of ruins in the Umayyad Palace, and the on-site museum displays everything from Dead Sea Scrolls to prehistoric objects. One of Amman’s most historic attractions, the Citadel is a stop on many city tours.  
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The archeological site offers little shade, so take plenty of sun protection.
  • Sturdy shoes are a must, as the ground is rocky and uneven.
  • Tickets to the Citadel are included in the Jordan Pass.
  • Due to rough terrain, the Citadel isn’t accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.
 
How to Get There
While the Amman Citadel is close to other downtown sites, a steep hill to the entrance means that most visitors arrive in a taxi or as part of a guided tour. When you’re leaving, it’s possible to continue to the Roman Theater on foot, descending a short path from the eastern edge of the Citadel.
 
When to Get There
Morning and evening are the best times to photograph the Amman Citadel, when soft light illuminates the city’s otherwise monochromatic skyline. Time your visit to coincide with one of the five daily calls to prayer—you’ll hear the sound echoing from minarets across the city in a dramatic stereo effect.  
 
What to See Near the Amman Citadel
Some of Amman’s top attractions are packed into the area surrounding the Citadel. Check out the Roman Theater and Nymphaeum, as well as the Grand Husseini Mosque. From there, it’s a short walk or taxi ride to the Jordan Museum to see some of the country’s most impressive archeological artifacts.
Address: Amman, Jordan
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Private Full Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

Private Full Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

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Witness the classical antiquities of Amman and Jerash on this 5-hour private tour. Traveling between the sites by air-conditioned minivan, take guided tours of the sun-burnished ancient ruins of Amman Citadel and see the city’s stellar Roman amphitheater, a 6,000-seater stadium from the 2nd century. Then, drive to the spectacular ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Roman cities. Stroll around the semi-crumbled temples, fountains, column-ringed Oval Plaza and other relics as your guide tells fascinating stories of the city, once a prosperous outpost of the Roman Empire.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.03
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$141.03
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4-Day Tour from Amman: Amman, Nebo, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead sea

4-Day Tour from Amman: Amman, Nebo, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead sea

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Forget the strains of self-driving and cover Jordan’s main sights with a personal car and driver to make your trip smoother on this 4-day private tour from Amman. Visit Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Petra, and the Dead Sea; overnight at a Wadi Rum Bedouin camp, and in summer, swim in the Red Sea at Aqaba. Three nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, and transport are included, with guides and entry fees at your expense.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$608.98
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$608.98
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Full-Day Private Ancient and Modern Amman Tour

Full-Day Private Ancient and Modern Amman Tour

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Explore Amman’s ancient sites and modern neighborhoods on a full-day, private tour that’s a great first taste of the Jordanian capital. You’ll see Old Amman, the Citadel, colorful markets, the Blue Mosque, a Coptic church, the Royal Automobile Museum, Rainbow Street, and much more, while traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle that’s a comfortable, secure way to navigate the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Private Jerash and Amman City Tour

Private Jerash and Amman City Tour

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Discover the antiquities of Jerash and Amman on a 7-hour private tour from Amman. Travel to the ruins of Jerash, one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. See the Oval Colonnade, fountains, temples and streets, and then return to Amman to visit the Citadel ruins and Roman Theater. If you wish, upgrade to include a local guide at Jerash. Private minivan transport, admission fees (if option selected), and hotel pickup and drop-off also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Private Amman, Jerash, and Dead Sea Full-Day Transfers from Amman

Private Amman, Jerash, and Dead Sea Full-Day Transfers from Amman

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Classical ruins, city sights, and relaxation by the Dead Sea: this day trip from Amman packs a little of almost everything into a single day. Start with a round-up of Amman’s Citadel and Roman Theatre, before traveling to the well-preserved ancient Roman city of Jerash. Lastly, relax and swim in the Dead Sea. Your tour includes private round-trip transport, with entrance fees and local guides at the sites at own expense.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Private Petra Day Trip Including Amman Sightseeing from Amman

Private Petra Day Trip Including Amman Sightseeing from Amman

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Discover UNESCO–listed heritage and ancient treasures from a lost civilization on this Petra day trip from Amman. Visit the UNESCO–listed city of Petra and delve into deep canyons beneath towering sandstone cliffs with your guide. Admire intricate rock carvings on the mighty facade of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh) and listen as your guide explains their significance. Explore the desert-city on foot and discover top attractions such as the amphitheatre and royal tombs. Then, enjoy free time at your leisure in Petra before your return journey to Amman.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.90
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$185.90
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Full-Day Amman City Tour and the Dead Sea from Amman

Full-Day Amman City Tour and the Dead Sea from Amman

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Discover the highlights of Jordan’s capital and relax at the Dead Sea on this private 7-hour tour from Amman. See the antiquities at Amman Citadel and Archaeological Museum, visit the 2nd-century Roman Theater, and explore the Jabal Amman quarter and a traditional market. Afterward, head for the Dead Sea to float in its extraordinary, salt-rich waters. Private round-trip transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, with admission fees at own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.00
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$187.00
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Private Walking Tour of Amman Day or Night

Private Walking Tour of Amman Day or Night

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Discover Rainbow Street, the heart of Amman’s arts and shopping scene, on a private 4-hour walking tour. Stroll along this lively street in Jabal Amman, passing cafes, arts venues, and galleries. See the Al Pasha Hammam and Rainbow Theater, admire 1920s villas, and take in ‘Mango Street’ and Malouf Street, known as ‘Souk Jara Street.’ Sample street food (own expense), and enjoy free time to souvenir-shop and for lunch (own expense). Hotel pickup included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Private Amman City Sightseeing with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

Private Amman City Sightseeing with Optional Arabic Mezze Lunch and Turkish Bath

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See the highlights of ancient and modern Amman on this private half-day city tour. Traveling by private, air-conditioned vehicle with a private guide, discover the many different faces of Jordan’s capital, from its dusty classical ruins to vibrant markets and the upscale malls of the modern city. See top Amman attractions including the stunning Roman amphitheater, King Abdullah Mosque, and the ruins and archaeological museum of the hilltop Citadel. Upgrade to finish with a lunch of delicious ‘mezze’ (small dishes) or lunch followed by a pampering Turkish bath experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Cave of the Seven Sleepers and Amman Islamic Sites Tour from Amman or Dead Sea

Cave of the Seven Sleepers and Amman Islamic Sites Tour from Amman or Dead Sea

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Step into Jordan's Qur'anic history on a half-day trip to the Cave of the Seven Sleepers and Amman's top Islamic sites. You'll see The Citadel, Grand Husseini Mosque, and King Abdullah Mosque, then leave the city for the village of Al-Raqim, believed to be the site of a story from the Qur'an's Surah Al-Kahf, or Chapter 18. This half-day Islamic sites tour includes all entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at hotels in the Dead Sea or Amman, and it's a great introduction to Amman's Islamic heritage.
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  • 4 hours
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Amman Visit - Citadel-Amphitheatre-Old Amman - 1/2 day

Amman Visit - Citadel-Amphitheatre-Old Amman - 1/2 day

This half-day tour invites you to visit the old town of Amman and leaves you free for the rest of the day to visit the Jordanian capital at your own pace. The bustling city centre is home to spectacular Roman ruins, ancient palaces and colourful souks. On the other hand, upscale west Amman has a more contemporary side with its lush residential areas, lively cafes and trendy bars.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Private Layover Tour to Amman City with Lunch

Private Layover Tour to Amman City with Lunch

5-6 hours of layover in Queen Alia International Airport doesn't mean you will be stuck at the airport until your next flight. Why not book a private tour to Amman City and discover some of the remains from Roman to Islamic period. Stroll to their souq or market and try some local Jordanian cuisine. You will be accompanied by our English speaking driver as your local guide that will elaborate more about their foods, tradition and culture.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Jordan tour 3 days

Jordan tour 3 days

It's just the taste of jordan, to see the high lights of the history, culture, and tradition and visit the most spectacular site
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  • 3 days
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$700.00
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$700.00

17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea

17-Night Jordan and Egypt Highlights with Nile Cruise, Red Sea

Discover the wonders of the ancient world on a spectacular 17-night trip through Jordan and Egypt. You’ll wander the ruins at Petra and Jerash, go off-road in Wadi Rum, swim in the Dead Sea, stretch out on Red Sea beaches, visit the Giza Pyramids, and cruise the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, enjoying five-star accommodations along the way. Blending independent and guided time, this Jordan and Egypt tour includes hotels, meals per itinerary, entrance fees, and all transport, so you can focus on exploring these two fascinating countries.
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  • 18 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,915.00
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$4,915.00
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Amazing Amman City Tour

Amazing Amman City Tour

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Visit a Citadel Mountain, Roman Amphitheater, old of City Centre, AL-Husseini Mosque, King Abdullah Mosque and the Tourist Street called Rainbow St, all through a 5-hours tour. We offer all our services with modern, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles, a private and not public journey. The vehicle is usually medium-sized and accommodates up to four people with small-sized bags. However, we would prefer the maximum during booking to be three persons for a more comfortable journey. However, if the number becomes four, it will reduce their freedom while sitting and especially if the flight is limited to 3-4 hours and this is on their personal responsibility. Most of our vehicles provide free water, juice and Internet. The driver is a tactful, good-looking person who speaks English and provides assistance when needed.
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  • 5 hours
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$66.57
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$66.57

Amman City Tour Including Traditional Breakfast - Lunch and Jordanian Sweet

Amman City Tour Including Traditional Breakfast - Lunch and Jordanian Sweet

History of Amman - Downtown souq - traditional breakfast and lunch - traditional sweet - Mix with Local .
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$130.26
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$130.26
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Jordan February shared Tour

Jordan February shared Tour

Jordan Day and Tour offers you a special tour of 8 days that will enable you to enjoy the most famous monuments and tourist attractions in the world with our team that is equipped to provide you a comfortable tour. This tour will take you to an ancient historical period of Jordan that filled with information so you can find out why! Jordan has a rich cultural heritage with incredible ruins dating back to well before the time of the Romans
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$902.57
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$902.57

Amman Cultural Private Tours

Amman Cultural Private Tours

Our Amman Cultural Experience will take you on a whirlwind, hands-on adventure through the city to discover the history, culture, and soul of Jordan’s capital city. From past to present, you’ll learn all about the beating heart of the Hashemite Kingdom. You’ll uncover the past as you visit museums and explore ancient Roman ruins, including the Citadel and the amphitheater, which is still in use today. You’ll experience the present as you visit local craftspeople and vendors, learning about their lives, and wander the main areas of the city, taking it all in and getting a feel for daily life in the city. After a long day of exploring, you’ll roll up your sleeves and explore Jordanian culture through its food. Learn how to make traditional dishes from an expert chef and then feast on your own creations. You’ll end your Amman Cultural Day Tour with a full belly and all of your senses awakened by the sights, sounds, and smells of the city.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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$179.00
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STOPOVER ( 2 Days Petra & Amman City Tour)

STOPOVER ( 2 Days Petra & Amman City Tour)

Private tour for just you and your party Round-trip transfers from your Amman hotel/ Amman Airport/ Madaba Hotels are included Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.30
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$148.30
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Jordan's Top Attractions

Jordan's Top Attractions

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This itinerary customized to let you walk through our list of destinations picked for you, so we can guarantee a safe, joyful, thus memorable tour in Jordan.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$820.52
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$820.52

Half Day Amman Private City Tour

Half Day Amman Private City Tour

Visit a Citadel Mountain, Roman Amphitheater, old of City Centre, AL-Husseini Mosque, King Abdullah Mosque and the Tourist Street called Rainbow St, all through a 5-hours tour. We offer all our services with modern, air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles, a private and not public journey. The vehicle is usually medium-sized and accommodates up to four people with small-sized bags. However, we would prefer the maximum during booking to be three persons for a more comfortable journey. However, if the number becomes four, it will reduce their freedom while sitting and especially if the flight is limited to 3-4 hours and this is on their personal responsibility. Most of our vehicles provide free water, juice and Internet. The driver is a tactful, good-looking person who speaks English and provides assistance when needed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Day Trip - Amman City Tour

Day Trip - Amman City Tour

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Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan. Today, Amman is considered to be among the most modernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. The city has become one of the most popular destinations for Western expatriates and college students who seek to live, study, or work in the Middle East. The city's culinary scene has changed from its shawerma stands and falafel joints to embrace many popular western restaurants and fast-food outlets such as Asian fusion restaurants, French bistros and Italian trattorias. You will visit the oldest and most traditional part of Amman city: -Citadel. -Blue Mosque. -Roman Theater. -Jordan Museum. -Walking in the souqs. -Panoramic tour of modern Amman. -Have lunch in a traditional restaurant.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

Citadel, Amphitheatre, Rainbow Street, Famous mosques, ALL in Amman Private Tour

Citadel, Amphitheatre, Rainbow Street, Famous mosques, ALL in Amman Private Tour

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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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  • 5 hours
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$39.90
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$39.90

Amman Half-Day Private Tour with Special Option for Children

Amman Half-Day Private Tour with Special Option for Children

Get acquainted with Amman on this private 6-hour tour. As you journey between the landmarks by air-conditioned vehicle, discover the city’s interesting history, and stop to admire the Roman Theatre, King Abdullah Mosque, Coptic Church and more. Tour the Citadel ruins with a local guide, stroll around the gold and spice souks of downtown Amman, and visit the Royal Automobile Museum, home to a magnificent collection of vehicles used by Jordan’s royals. Upgrade to include time at Climbat, a family-friendly indoor center with climbing walls and other activities.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.80
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$121.80
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