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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
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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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Driving

I didn't drive in Jordan but during my week there, I did a lot of travelling and a lot of observing. These points may be helpful: 1. Make absolutely sure that you carry ID with you at all times. It...
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Safety

I don't know if this applicable in all regions and I also don't know if this is applicable to non Arabic ladies too (I have the Middle Eastern look). But when we visited Aqaba city center my outfit...
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Dead Sea

Careful at the Dead Sea!! Mud-men will approach you and ask to spread warm Dead Sea mud all over your body in exchange for a small tip. If you fall for this, make sure no "friends" with cameras are...
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Health

The water is apparently safe to drink, but probably not worth risking it. I've heard that while safe most of the time, it occasionally gets some nasty bug in the system and there's usually no prior...
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Border Crossings

Make sure you pay for the visa when you enter Jordan. I went with a servise taxi from Damascus to Amman. At the border I went to the visa counter. They looked in my passport and handed it over to...
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Lunch troubles

Traveling in Jordan it's easy, but lunchtime may depend on the journey, so be prepared to start eating from one to six in the afternoon, as we did in our visit to Wadi Rum. Furthermore, road...
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Long travel to the castles of the desert

The full day trip "Castles of the desert" it's an easy trip (if you travel with conditioned air, as you surely do) but not particularly interesting. You may count on long hours crossing an ugly...
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jordan is a ripoff

The price for admission at Petra is through the roof and going up again. the two of us went for the weekend from israel via eilat to renew our visa and to see petra. although jordan is relaxed and...
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Waste everywhere

The collection and the waste treatment seems to be unknown in Jordan. It's not a judgement, is a fact: full of empty bottles, old tyres and plastic bags and other human wastes. This affects most of...
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Water: the critical resource

The water is a vital and critical resource, so, saving it is a hughe constraint, with consequences for the not warned tourist daily life:- No cork in bathtubs - the toilet paper is not supposed to be...
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WARNING! MADABA HANDICRAFT CENTER "BAIT & SWITCH"

The MADABA HANDICRAFT CENTER is a huge souvenir shop near Madaba on the road to Mt. Nebo. They demonstrate how mosaics are made, have an enormous variety of mosaics and souvenirs and a large staff...
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The Visa in the Airport

At arrive at Amman airport, before catch your baggage, you will have to get the visa in your passport. When you enter in another space, you have the money exchange in the left side, and next is the...
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Where are you from?

From north and south, and east to west, this seemed to be the gambit of choice for the salesmen and salewomen of Jordan. It works because the Jordanians are so friendly and welcoming that many...
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Change Enough Money...

Jordan currency caleld Jordanian Dinar is the expensive compared to the neighbouring countries & the locals know about this.Make sure that you have enough Jordanian Dinar with you when entering Jordan...
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Popular Cities in Jordan

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Amman

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Petra

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Aqaba

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Madaba

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Wadi Rum

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Jarash

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Top Hotels in Jordan

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Main Street, Petra / Wadi Musa, petra 96, Jordan
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Al-Kindi Street, 5th Circle, Jabal Amman, Amman, 11181, 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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Top Things to Do in 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

As recommended, I approached Arab Diving School to do 2 dives in the afternoon after I arrvied Aqaba. It costs JD35 (50 US). It is good price and the dive sites are good. The owner is very nice. He...
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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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