Pick up from your Hotel.
Travel north to Um Qais, Site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural center. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, and was once called “a new Athens” by a poet. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Gadara is known today as Um Qais, and boasts an impressive colonnaded street, a vaulted terrace, and the ruins of two theatres.
Proceed south toward Ajun Castle, built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajlun, and to deter the Franks from invading Ajlun. The Castle dominated the three main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protected the trade and commercial routes between Jordan and Syria; it became an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders, who, unsuccessfully spent decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village.
Continue to the best-preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan, Jerash, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets.
Drop off at your hotel in Amman
USD 160 Car (up to 3 Persons)
USD 230 Mini Van (up to 6 Persons
English Speaking Driver
Duration: 8 Hours
Best Time to start: Between 8 am and 9 am
Pick Up: You Hotel in Amman
Drop Off: Your Hotel in Amman
Entrance Fees to Umm Qays USD 8 Per Person
Entrance Fees to Ajlun Castle USD 5 Per Person
Entrance Fees (Jerash) USD 30 Per Person
Local Guide in Jerash USD 40 (Obligatory) per party of max 10 Persons
Lunch at Local Restaurant in Jerash USD 25 Per Person Excluding Drinks (Optional)
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