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Jerash (Gerasa) Tours and Activities

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Jerash (Gerasa)
Second only to Petra in terms of archaeological importance, Jerash (Gerasa) is one of Jordan’s most significant Roman sites. The area has been inhabited for over 6,500 years, but its high point was under Roman rule, beginning in 63 BC. Today it’s known for beautifully preserved ancient architecture, including temples and an amphitheater.

The Basics
In ancient times, Jerash grew rich from iron ore as well as agricultural products, allowing for the construction of a unique oval forum, a hippodrome, an amphitheater, and a temple dedicated to Artemis, plus an arch built to mark a visit from Emperor Hadrian. The site is often visited either as a day trip from Amman (in conjunction with Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle) or as part of a larger tour of Jordan.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Jerash is a must-visit for those interested in architecture and history.
  • Wear sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • Comfortable footwear is a must for exploring the site.

How to Get There

Jerash is located north of Amman, about an hour's drive from the city center via Route 35. Bus service in the area isn't the best, so travelers wanting to visit usually end up renting a car or taxi or going as part of an organized or private tour.

When to Get There
Jerash is open from 8am to 4pm in the winter, 8am to 8pm in the summer, and 9:30am to 5:30pm during Ramadan. Opening hours on Friday and public holidays are from 9am to 4pm. A Roman reenactment show, called Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE), is staged on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am and 2pm and on Friday at 10am.

The Roman Army and Chariot Experience

One of the highlights of a visit to Jerash is the chance to see the Roman Army and Chariot Experience, a Roman reenactment performance divided into three parts. The first features 24 actors demonstrating battle formations. This is followed by gladiator fights, and the show ends with a series of 2-horse chariot races.
Address: Jerash, 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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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash from Amman

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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash from Amman

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Discover ancient civilizations from the Roman Empire and beyond on this private half-day tour to Jerash from Amman. Follow your private guide through the streets of Jerash, widely considered among the best-preserved of all the world’s ancient Roman cities. Admire plazas, temples, theaters and colonnaded avenues once abuzz with life under Roman rule. Discover settlements dating from the Bronze and Iron Age, and gaze back over 2,500 years of human occupation. With your private guide to lead the way, choose your route to see the attractions of most interest.
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  • 6 hours
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$97.44
$102.57
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$102.57
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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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Half Day Private Tour From Amman To Jerash

Half Day Private Tour From Amman To Jerash

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Discover ancient civilizations from the Roman Empire and beyond on this private half-day tour to Jerash from Amman. Follow your private guide through the streets of Jerash, widely considered among the best-preserved of all the world’s ancient Roman cities. Admire plazas, temples, theaters and colonnaded avenues once abuzz with life under Roman rule. Discover settlements dating from the Bronze and Iron Age, and gaze back over 2,500 years of human occupation. With your private guide to lead the way, choose your route to see the attractions of most interest.
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  • 5 hours
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$92.63
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Jerash and Ajloun Castle Day Trip

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 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Private Day Trip to Jerash, Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle from Amman

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

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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.
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  • 10 hours
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Private Full Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.97
$141.03
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$141.03
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Private Tour Jerash and Dead Sea with lunch

Private Tour Jerash and Dead Sea with lunch

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Visiting Jerash and the Dead Sea from Amman in one day is tricky without a car. On this private full-day tour, travel to both in an air-conditioned WiFi-equipped vehicle with a driver. Depart from your Amman hotel and make your way to Jerash. In the company of a guide, explore the Roman ruins. Continue to the Dead Sea and enjoy a break for lunch before spending free time on the beach.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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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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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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3-Day Tour from Amman: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea

3-Day Tour from Amman: Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea

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Experience the best of Jordan with a private driver on a three-day tour for your group of up to 7 people. Immerse yourself in the ancient worlds of Jerash and Petra, sleep in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, take a Jeep tour of the desert, see the Red Sea from Aqaba, then soak up the sun on a Dead Sea beach. With two nights of accommodations included and all transport by private car, this is a comfortable way to hit Jordan’s highlights, from pristine nature to fascinating culture and history.
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  • 3 days
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$399.00
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$399.00
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4-Day Private Tour of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

4-Day Private Tour of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

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See the very best of Jordan in four days, going from ancient cities to the shores of the Dead Sea in a private car. This private tour offers the flexibility and convenience of a personal driver as you tour Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and more, with accommodations provided. Customize the tour by hiring local guides at each destination or simply explore on your own, soaking up Jordan's vibrant cultures, landscapes, and traditions along the way.
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  • 4 days
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$633.00
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$633.00
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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

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
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$608.98
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$608.98
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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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Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman

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Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman

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Rewind to the time of ancient Rome on a private day trip to Jerash and Umm Qais from Amman. After heading north from Amman in a private, air-conditioned minivan, enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Jerash. Gaze in awe at the well-preserved remains, including Hadrian’s Arch, the Oval Plaza and Hippodrome as you hear tales of the city’s golden age. Continue to the Greco-Roman site at Umm Qais to see its basilica terrace, theaters and other relics, and visit the town archaeological museum before returning to Amman.
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  • 8 hours
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$115.71
$121.80
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Private Tour: Full Day Trip of Jerash, Umm Qais, and Pella from Amman

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Private Tour: Full Day Trip of Jerash, Umm Qais, and Pella from Amman

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Jordan is blessed with some of Middle East’s best-preserved classical sites, and this 10-hour private trip from Amman covers three in one day. Tour the Greco-Roman ruins at Umm Qais; visit Pella, where ancient relics intermingle with Roman monuments; and explore Jerash, one of the world’s most impressive Roman archaeological sites. Your trip includes private transportation, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and local guides to show you Umm Qais and Jerash.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.88
$134.62
$6.74 savings
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Private Tour to Jerash Ajloun and Pella from Amman

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Private Tour to Jerash Ajloun and Pella from Amman

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Explore three of Jordan's most important historical sites with this day trip to Jerash, Ajlun, and Pella from Amman. You'll start with Jerash, one of the best-preserved examples of Roman architecture on earth. From here, you'll head to Ajloun to see a beautiful castle built in the 12th century as defense against the Crusades. You’ll then make your way to Pella, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the country before returning to Amman.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.24
$160.26
$8.02 savings
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Private Guided Umm Quais and Jerash tour with lunch

Private Guided Umm Quais and Jerash tour with lunch

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Explore the classical relics of UNESCO-listed Jerash and Umm Qais in a day from Amman, with a guide to provide background you might miss independently. This private full-day tour features a private, chauffeured air-conditioned vehicle and a guide both as you travel and at the sites, so you get the full lowdown on the ruins and the scenery en route. Lunch, admissions, and door-to-door transport from your hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$224.00
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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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Jerash Half-Day Tour From Amman

Jerash Half-Day Tour From Amman

Visit UNESCO-listed Jerash without having to plan independent transport on this half-day trip from Amman. Skip arranging a bus or your own car to the archaeological site, and relax as you’re whisked there by air-conditioned vehicle. Choose to explore the Roman-era streets and pillar-lined Oval Plaza by yourself or hire a local guide (own expense) to delve into their history. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off for convenience.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Stunning Tour to Southern and Western of Jordan in 5 Days

Stunning Tour to Southern and Western of Jordan in 5 Days

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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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  • 5 days
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$399.90
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6 Days Wonderful Jordan

6 Days Wonderful Jordan

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This 6 days tour will enable you to see the most visited sites in Jordan. Journeying out from the north visiting Roman ruins, the capital of the Kingdom and drive along the famous King’s Highway to the south. Allotted an ample of time to visit the famous and one of UNSESCO world heritage site, Petra. Experience overnight stay in the desert of Wadi Rum and explore the protected area via 4x4 jeep ride. You have leisure time at the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, and end the tour at the hotel in Amman.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$854.36
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