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Private Tour: Desert Castles from the Dead Sea
"Start with a hotel pickup from Dead Sea by air-conditioned car/ minibus and then travel to the parched plains of eastern Jordan with your private driver. While not an official Ministry of Jordan guide your driver is knowledgeable about the area and its history and is able to point out sites of interest as you travel. Local guides are also readily available at each of the castles should you want to hire one at your own expense.The region is strewn with the famous desert castles many within a 15-minute drive of each other that hark back to the days of the Umayyads. Hear fun historical facts about the dynasty
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Private Full Day Tour Desert Castle from Dead Sea
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Dead Sea to visit a UNESCO World Heritage sites.Desert Castles tour gathers three magnificent castles that represent history with all its glorious detail it’s also symbolize the combination between early Islamic art and architecture.Start this tour by visiting Al- Azrak Castle one of the historical castles in Jordan it was built of black basalt in the center of Al-A zrak Oasis just 100 Kilometers and its most notable for the frescoes on the inside walls and the dome of the palace which covers hot water bath ceiling look like a piece of the sky where the towers heavenly plotted show great skill. And tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. And last stop is to visit kharaneh Castle it is one of the best- like Qusayr Amra Kharaneh and Mshash
From $106.00
 
Private Full Day Islamic Castles of Jordan Desert Castles and Ajlun Castle from Amman
"You will be picked up in early morning from your Amman for a visit to UNESCO World Heritage sites. On the agenda are three magnificent castles that represent history in all its glorious detail a symbol of early Islamic art and architecture. Visit historic Al-Azrak Castle built from black basalt in the center of the Al-A zrak oasis just 100 Kilometers east of Amman. Then visit the old Umayyad Amara Castle. This rare architectural masterpiece is set in the heart of the desert and is most notable for the frescoes on the inside walls and the dome of the palace. The frescoes covering the hot water bath ceiling look like a piece of the sky where the towers heavenly plotted show great skill and tell countless stories of the l one of the best-preserved Umayyad monuments built in a square shape for defense prepossess. It is also possible that some of these structures
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More Off The Beaten Path in Jordan

Wadi Rum

What a sensation, being drove in an old 4WD in that unique landscape. That lasted for only a couple of hours, but it was enough to feel the desert, the adventure of vehicles sunken in the sand, the...
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solopes
Mar 03, 2015

Travel to Jordan by boat!

Three times I have taken the ferry from Nuweiba, in the Sinai Peninsula, to Aqaba, in Jordan, and three times I have enjoyed the sea voyage. During the three times I always have gone to the bridge to...
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jorgejuansanchez
Apr 02, 2014

Syria & The Hauran

In more peaceful times, a trip to southern Syria from Jordan was very easy and extremely rewarding, whether as day trip or overnight stay. From Amman, it only takes about one hour to reach the border,...
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MM212
Aug 28, 2012

Special donkey ride

If you want to discover "Al Deir" in Petra, I recommend to "rent" a donkey :)First the way up is super tiring: very long and too much stairsSecond it will be a very special experience that you will...
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Ronza
Jul 05, 2011

Abdullah's tent

If you want to get a typical souvenir from Petra, don't miss visiting the tent of Abdullah who sells all kind of colored, magical stones transformed into beautiful necklaces, rings and others… and if...
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Ronza
Jul 04, 2011

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is an important place for christianity, as it is the place that Moses was shown the Holy Land. Mount Nebo is on a hill right on the border with Palestine, so from its summit you can see...
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call_me_rhia
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Wadi Mujib

Of the many spectacular sights along the King's Highway, perhaps the Wadi Mujib canyon is the most impressive. This huge canyon winds its way from the mountains down to the Dead Sea, dropping from a...
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barryg23
Jun 21, 2009

Pella

The ruins of Pella pale in comparison to those in Jerash or Umm Qais, but the location in the hills east of the River Jordan Valley is stunning and it's a very peaceful and scenic place with good...
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barryg23
Apr 26, 2009

Yarmuck Gorge

Most visitors to Umm Qais take the road from Irbid, but there is a more scenic route along the Yarmuck Gorge road, which takes you from the River Jordan Highway up into the hills via a spectacular...
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barryg23
Apr 25, 2009

"The Jerash Trio" :)

In your Jerash visit, you see three Arabic men in local costumes at ancient theatre. I call them "The Jerash Trio". When a group of tourist came into ancient theatre, they start to play most famous...
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Arkeolog
Apr 13, 2009

Mud Fun at Dead Sea

Dead Sea is, a place under 400m. of sea level, a real must see in Jordan. There are fine spa hotels and beaches for having mud experience. Dead Spa Hotel is a nice place with pools, a red beach and...
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Arkeolog
Apr 12, 2009

Mukawir

The small village of Mukawir is reached by a 20 km detour off the King's Highway, and is worth a visit for the chance to see the ruined Palace of Machaerus, which stands on a hill beyond the village,...
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barryg23
Apr 07, 2009

Jebel Sartaba

After staying overnight in the Pella Countryside Hotel, we hiked to the summit of Jebel Sartaba (309m) the following morning. This is a fairly straightforward hike though finding the summit took us...
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barryg23
Apr 06, 2009

Create some bonds with locals

Socialization efforts with camels are sometime an efficient way of bonding with bedouins. I'm not kidding (not too much), as the love Bedouins have for there camels, horses and dromedaries is not a...
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vinc_bilb
Nov 10, 2008

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Main Street, Petra / Wadi Musa, petra 96, Jordan
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Yarmouk St, PO Box 962, Madaba, 17110, Jordan
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King Hussein Street, P.O. Box 678, Aqaba, 77110, Jordan
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at the tourist street opposite side of the Iskan, Petra / Wadi Musa, 71810, Jordan
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Citadel

Given that Amman spreads itself over so many hills (19 now, 7 for centuries before that) it's not really obvious why this particular one should have been chosen as the location for the city[s most...
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Treasury - Al Khazneh

The structure now called the 'treasury' is the first part of Petra's city centre which visitors saw. As they finally reached the end of the Siq, itself always in shade, its twists and turns slowly...
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Diving & Snorkeling

The Aqaba corals are renowned for their beautiful colors. Aqaba's location on the gulf protects it from high wind (most of the year) hence making the water clear for diving. So if you have never dived...
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St George's Church

St George's Greek Orthodox church is *the* Madaba site, visited by each and every tour group in order to gaze at its wonderful and unique mosaic map. I'll write about the map in the next tip, but St...
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Rock Inscriptions - Petroglyphs

There are thousands of Thamudic rock inscriptions, properly called petroglyphs, dotted about all over the Wadi Rum area. The Thamud were a nomadic tribe related to the Nabateans. They lived in the...
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Churches

Thirteen churches have so far been discovered in ancient Jerash. Three of them...the churches of Saints Cosmas & Damianius (529-533AD/CE), Saint George (around 529AD/CE) and Saint John the Baptist...
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