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Half-day tour of the desert castles in Umayyad from Amman

Availability: Daily
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the Umayyad desert castles and enjoy the view of early Islamic and Graeco-Roman art
  • Explore the black basalt fort which served as headquarter for Lawrence of Arabia
  • Enjoy a comfortable pick-up and drop-off service in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
What to expect

Tour the capital city of Jordan to discover the ancient desert castles. Once you have been picked up from your hotel, you will begin your tour in the Eastern Desert. The renowned castles were built between the 7th and 8th century, under the caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty. The majority of the castles lie on the ancient trade routes towards Medina and Kufa. They may have served as fortresses, or meeting places for Bedouins, or as badiyas, which are the retreats for the nobles, or even used as a caravanserai.

You will get to see Al Kharraneh Castle, Amra Castle (which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites), and Al Azraq Castle where Lawrence of Arabia resided and wrote part of his book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”. After the trip, you will return to Amman, with a whole new vision of beautiful Jordan.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned vehicles
  • English-speaking driver
  • Local English-speaking guide (available only at certain sites)
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
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  • Children (0-11)
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman. IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.

  • Daily at 9.00am
  • Pick-up time: 9.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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