Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais Day Trip

Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais Day Trip

Explore some of Northern Jordan’s historical and ancient treasures and ruins on this private day tour to Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais.

Head towards Jerash; one of Jordan’s most important Roman Sites. The area’s high point was during Roman rule (in 63 BC), and it has been inhabited for more than 6500 years. Admire temples, theaters, colonnaded plazas as well as an amphitheater, and discover settlements dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Proceed to Umm Qais, which was previously known as Gadara; mostly known for the famous miracle f the Gadarene swine. It was also a home and cultural center for many poets and philosophers. Discover this ancient city, its colonnaded streets, terraces, and ruins.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate

Starting from your hotel in the morning, Your driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then start the drive towards the site. Our English-speaking driver will be waiting at the hotel lobby.

No guided tour, but worry not! Local guides are available at all three sites, ready to enrich your experience. Whether you prefer historical insights, hidden gems, or just a friendly companion, there's a guide waiting to tailor your visit to your interests. Of course, these services are at your own expense, but they can be a fantastic way to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of each location.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jerash Ruins, Jerash Jordan

Explore some of Jordan’s historical treasures on this full-day private tour to Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais from Amman.

Head towards Jerash and delve into its rich history as you explore its colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheater, public squares, plazas, and temples. Jerash is one of the best preserved classical sites; a rich and prosperous Greek and Roman city. It was founded by Alexander the Great around 331 BC, it later became one of the great Decapolis cities of the east. It is also a Bronze settlement where you can find the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, the oval plaza, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. Learn about the city and how it rose with a Greek federation, and then lived through the Muslim and Christian rule, which eventually fell during the Crusades.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Ajlun Jordan

Proceed to Ajloun and visit the Ajloun Castle; a 12th Century fortress built by the forces of Saladin against the Crusaders. It was built to dominate the 3 major passages into northwest Jordan. This hilltop edifice is a striking example of medieval Arab-Islamic military architecture. The structures, towers, chambers, galleries, and staircases that form part of the town, as well as the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hills nearby, will captivate you for sure. Climb into the tower and look around to take in the historical atmosphere and delve into the picturesque views of the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Archaeological Museum of Umm Qais, Umm Qais 21986 Jordan

Later on, drive towards Umm Qais; one of the most stunning Greco-Roman cities. Learn about the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, now known as Umm Qais. This place is stunning due to the contrast and juxtaposition of the Roman Ruins with the abandoned Ottoman-era village. Take in the breathtaking views from an extraordinary vantage point, with views of 3 countries; Jordan, Syria, and the Israel and Palestinian Territories. According to the Bible, it is the site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine; when Jesus cast down the demons out of 2 men into a herd of pigs.

Finally, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a drop-off at any central location of your choosing.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate

Once the tour is completed, the journey back to your hotel will start.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 5 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Start your tour from Amman, and choose your sites to visit, depending on the option selected.

Pickup from Amman
Your driver will pick you up from any area in Amman. The driver will be waiting at your hotel lobby holding a signboard with your name on it.

To confirm your pickup

Please contact your supplier one day before your tour to confirm the pickup location and timing. This will help to ensure that your pickup is smooth and efficient and that you arrive at your destination safely.

Safety Tips

* Be sure to provide your supplier with your full name and contact information.
* Let your supplier know the exact address of your hotel or other pickup location.
* Provide your supplier with the date and time of your pickup.
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Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transportation
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Water on Board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • WiFi on board

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Entry Fees to Sites, Local Guide at Sites


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