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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun
"Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel or at a prearranged meeting point in Amman. You will then be driven for 40 minutes to visit the ancient city of Jerash. There you will spend approximately 2-3 hours visiting the sights. After spending some you will be taken to visit the Islamic castle of Ajloun that is approximately 1 hour away. Once at the castle you will spend 1-2 hours looking around before being driven back to Amman.""""Enjoy a half day excursion to visit Jerash ancient city ruins and Ajloun castle which is located on the north of Jordan."title=Highlights&1=6-hour+Jerash+and+Aljoun+tour+from+Amman%2C+with+air-conditioned+transport&2=View+the+highlights+of+Greco-Roman+Jerash+on+a+guided+tour&3=Check+out+the+well-preserved+Oval+Plaza%2C+Hippodrome%2C+paved+streets+and+other+treasures&4=Uncov""
From $130.00
 
The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais
"The North Tour of Jordan is a step back into time. Your private air conditioned car and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby or other mutual agreed location at 9am to start your day to the rich terrain of Jordan. It is a full day tour so be sure to ha located about an hour north from the city center of Amman and is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy. Jerash conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC became under Roman rule and was one of the 10 greatest Roman cities The Decapolis League. Once in Jerash your driver will assist to prepare your entrance tickets and also the option to hire a local guide who are professional and certified
From $59.00
 
One Day Islamic Tour From Amman or Dead Sea to the Seven Sleepers
"Start you tour by visiting the main Islamic attractions in Amman: The Citadel Grand Husseini Mosque and King Abdullah Mosque Amman suburbs has many noteworthy Islamic attractions. Then drive 20 mins to the most  popular attraction outside of Amman is Kahf Al-Raqim or The Cave of The Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave) it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave.To preserve them
From $60.00

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Ajlun Castle

Also known as Rabadh Castle and Qal'at Al-Rabed, this famous fortress sits on top of a hill just outside the sprawling city of Ajlun. The castle is most famous for being the Saladin stronghold that...
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The Castle

In 1214 the castle was enlarged. A fifth tower was added and a bridge decorated with pigeons (those can still be seen) built. Invading Mongols destroyed the castle in 1260, but it was soon recaptured...
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The view

The view from the top of the towers is great. If the weather is clear you can look out over the Jordan Valley and even see the Dead Sea (the Dead Sea could not be seen when I was there).Being on a...
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To Ajlun

I had planed to visit Ajlun and Jerash on a daytrip from Amman using public transport, but was a bit concerned if I was going to be in time to catch the last bus back from Jerash (I had got mixed...
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The museum

In one of the rooms of Qala?at ar Rabad there is a small museum with items from nearby excavations. The museum was closed as we arrived, but after walking around in the castle for a while we saw it...
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Qala'at ar-Rabad (Aljun Castle)

This is a really cool castle located just 30 minutes away from Jerash. Supposedly it has spectacular view over the Valley of Jordan but you might want to go on a clearer day than I did. However, the...
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Landscape

This part of Jordan is one of the most fertile regions, it is seldom that rain fails to fall here. From the castle one has an impressive view over the cultivated terraces nearby. The grass is lush as...
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Qalat Ajlun: history (3)

In the Ottoman period a contingent of fifty soldiers was set uo in the castle. During the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Prince Fakhr ad-Din al-Ma'ni II used it during his fight against...
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Qalat Ajlun: history (2)

In the 1260 AD, the Mongols destroyed sections of the castle including its battlements. Soon after the victory of the Mamluks over the Mongols ar 'Ain Jalut, Sultan al-Dhaher Baibars restored the...
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Qalat Ajlun: history (1)

After Usama's death, the castle was enlarged in the 1214-1215 AD by Aibak ibn 'Abdallah, majordomo of al-Mu'azzam 'Isa. He added a new tower in the southeast corner and built the gate, which is...
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Qalat Ajlun: history

Another major objective of Salah ad-Din was to develop and control the iron mines of the 'Ajlun. the original core castle had four corner towers, now you can see only the ruins of two of them (in the...
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Qalat Ajlun

In the 1184 AD, 'Izz ad-Din Usama ibn Munqidh, a commander and nephew of Salah ad-Din al-'Ayyubi (Saladin), built a small fortress on the Jabal Beni. From its situation, the fortress dominated a wide...
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Interesting inside too...

Inside, the castle is actually quite small (I come from Britain so I suppose I'm a bit spoilt for huge castles!) But nonetheless, it's full of dark rooms, old banquet halls, and steep staircases. The...
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Great views outside

You can see why this spot was chosen for a strategic military castle. Apparently on a sunny day you can see all across the Jordan Valley and even into modern Israel. In October, however, winter is...
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Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street, P.O. Box 19196, Amman, 1119, Jordan
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Jordan University Road, PO Box 926265, Amman, 11119, Jordan
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