Get to know Jerash, the so-called "Pompeii of the East", on this fascinating day trip which includes a panoramic tour of Amman and a visit to the Medieval Ajloun Castle.
Amman, Jerash & Ajloun Castle Tour Itinerary
After being picked up from your hotel on the day of your excursion, you'll kick the day off with a panoramic tour of Amman. You'll be taken to see the city's most important streets before visiting the Citadel, a hill in the heart of Amman where Roman, Byzantine and Arab remains can be seen. You'll also see the Roman Theatre, which was built in the 2nd century and where cultural events and concerts are still held to this day.
Next, you'll head to Jerash, a city in the north of Jordan which has been called "the Pompeii of the East" for the quantity of Roman ruins there. Stroll through this ancient city and visit its most emblematic monuments: the triumphal Arch of Hadrian, the Oval Forum, the Colonnaded Street, the Temple of Artemis and the Theatre, where you'll see - or rather, hear - that the venue still has incredible acoustics several thousand years on!
Following your tour of Jerash, there will be a stop at a local restaurant where you'll take a well-earned break and enjoy a traditional lunch (not included).
You'll then continue to the next part of your tour, heading to Aljoun. Here, you'll explore the fortress constructed by the Muslims to defend themselves against the crusaders in the 12th century. From the lofty heights of the Aljoun Castle walls, you'll have spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
At the end of your castle tour, you'll take the road back to Amman, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.
The entrance fees for the individual archaeological sites and monuments are not included in the tour price and should be paid at the sites on the day of the tour. The total price of these tickets is approximately 25 USD.
This is a private tour organized for you, your partner, a group of friends or your family.
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English guided tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 340
Up to 5 peopleUS$ 380
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 447
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Lunch (18 USD approx.).
Entrance fees (25 USD approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Amman).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.