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Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman

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Amman, Jordan
Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore Roman ruins and a hilltop fortress on a 10-hour private tour from Amman to Umm Qais, Ajloun Castle, and Jerash that includes round-trip transport in an air-conditioned vehicle. Learn about Jordan’s ancient history and culture as you visit the sites, and enjoy the flexibility to customize the day to your interests and schedule.
  • 10-hour day trip to Jerash, Umm Qais, and Ajloun Castle with a private driver-guide
  • Visit Umm Qais, Aljoun, and Jerash
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Amman included
  • Flexibility to customize to your interests
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a driver-guide
  • Entrance fees not included
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English-speaking driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Amman city.
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Entry frees to sites and Tour guides are NOT included.
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities (recommended around 5-10% of total charges)
Extra charges will apply for Pick up or Drop off from elsewhere other than Amman City.

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8:00 AM
We will pick you up from your provided hotel address at Amman city - hotel bobby area .
Begin with pickup at your Amman hotel, then travel to Umm Qais (also known as Gadara) in a private vehicle. You’ll find an amphitheater and lines of chipped stone columns, but the Roman ruins true drama comes from their stunning setting: the Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, and the Golan Heights are visible in the distance, and the ruins are surrounded by bright wildflowers in the spring.

Continue to 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.

Make a final stop at 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. After visiting Jerash, make the return trip to Amman, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Jerash Ruins
Visit to Jerash city and ruins
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Archaeological Museum of Umm Qais
Visit to Umm Qais
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Jordan Private Tours and Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman.
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman.

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Wonderful trip and experience!
Licen_X
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful trip with Saad, our guide. The itinerary is great. This is the second trip we had with him. He is knowledgeable and very friendly - he bought local fruits and cucumbers for us to taste. When we were passing his mother-in-law’s house on our way, we had the pleasure to stop for a tea break and chat with the family. What a beautiful family and wonderful people! Thank you so much!! Saad also helped us booking and accompanied us the last day trip for baptism and city tour. The Jordan trip is so memorable filled with history learning and great experience of hospitality.
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I booked this tour at the...
Stephanie_I
, May 2022
I booked this tour at the last minute and I am really glad that I did. When researching places to visit in Jordan Umm Qais and Aljoun Castle never came up. If the only reason you book this tour is for the amazing drive from Amman up through the lush green mountains of northern Jordan than that in of itself is worth it. Umm Qais is an obscure site with amazing well preserved Roman ruins high up in the mountains. The day I went my husband and I had to whole place to ourselves. It was a lovely hike among the ruins with breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee with Syria to one side and Palestine to the other. There is a lovely open air restaurant at the site which I would recommend eating at since the only dining options at Jerash was a unappealing, over priced touristy buffet. Next we visited Aljoun Castle, a medieval looking castle, complete with a draw bridge and moat! It is a quick look, about an hour. The day my husband and I were there it was raining and very foggy but I am sure the views on a clear day are amazing. I think the fog and gloominess actually added to the spooky vibe of this place. Next to Jerash, which is huge and very crowded. The ruins were well preserved and awesome but it was a little bit overwhelming. I would definitely recommend spending less time at Jerash and seeing Umm Qais and Aljoun Castle within the same tour. Viator does offer tours just to Jerash but I thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
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One of the most complete Roman period buildings outside Italy
Derrick_Q
, Apr 2022
It’s a long trip between the 3 places. In the end, I only managed to do 2 out of the 3 destination as each places are far away from Amman and takes time to explore the place. I gave Aljoun Castle a missed as I was told it’s very similar to Shoubak ruin castle which I have visited. Jerash is a must as the place was almost a complete city by itself with Roman civic public places with marble and columns still pretty much intact. I spent too much time in Um Quais otherwise I would be able to visit Aljoun Castle. And all thanks to Ramadan period, ticket booth closed one hour earlier than normal time. Otherwise the tour would be fully completed. Thanks to my driver Murad who helped me the right decision to skip Aljoun Castle or else less time for Jerash. You need a good 3 hours in Jerash to explore all the important monuments and temples
star-5
Highly Recommend
Bobby_D
, Jun 2021
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore Jordan north of Amman. I requested to not visit Ajloun Castle for more time at Umm Qais. The tour company accommodated and gave me plenty of time at both Umm Qais and Jerash. I had plenty of time to explore both locations and did not feel rushed. We stopped outside Jerash and enjoyed some local food. I will be using this company when returning to Jordan.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the nice review, it was our pleasure at Jordan Private Tours and Travel to have you with us.. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your trip. Jordan Private Tours and Travel
star-5
Wonderful Day Trip
Relax108905
, Jan 2020
We has an excellent time with Mohammed who not only drove us between sites but also helped us get breakfast on the road and showed us the local cuisine over a fantastic lunch. The sites themselves are large and well preserved with Jerash as the real highlight. Make sure you allow enough time (at least couple of hours) to really explore Jerash especially if it's the last stop.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you, It was our pleasure at Jordan Private Tours and travel to have you with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your trip. We hope to be always with your trust and good judgement,, Jordan Private Tours & Travel
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Day Trip to Jerash
cmram0s
, Sep 2019
Wonderful tour. Our guide Raed Allabadi, was very knowledge of the sites and history of Jordan. Excellent service and attention. We Could not have asked for a better ambassador for the Jordan.
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Our drive George was amazing! He was...
Upeksha_P
, May 2017
Our drive George was amazing! He was so friendly and sweet. He took us to some of the local spots along the way to eat and shared a lot of great stories!

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