Full Day Umm Qais, Ajloun & Jerash

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Explore northern Jordan’s historical highlights on this private, full-day Jerash, Ajloun, & Umm Qais tour. Discover the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, seeing its Oval Colonnade, temples, and more, and delve into 12th-century Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin’s forces. Finally, explore the remains of Umm Qais, another Greco-Roman city.

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Operated by: Elegant Limo Jordan

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Stop At: Umm Qais

Umm Qais or Qays is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara. It is the largest city in the Bani Kinanah Department and Irbid Governorate in the extreme northwest of the country, near Jordan's borders with Israel and Syria.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ajloun Castle

visiting the town of Ajlun with its fortress; one of the best preserved examples of medieval Arab military architecture in the entire Middle East, which was once governed by Saladin. Enjoy the magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Proceed to visit the Greco-Roman City of Jerash, also known as the City of the thousand columns. Jerash showcases the grandeur of Imperial Rome (and is sometimes referred to as the Pompeii of the East). It is considered one of the largest, and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. As the most pristine Decapolis City (meaning ten cities in Greek) in the modern world, Jerash’s prosperity can be admired in the colonnaded main street and lovely Oval Piazza. Return to Amman. History In 1596, during the Ottoman Empire, Ajloun was noted in the census as being located in the nahiya of Ajloun in the liwa of Ajloun. It had a population of 313 Muslim households, and 20 Muslim bachelors, in addition to 20 Christian households.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jerash

Jerash is a Jordanian city, the capital and largest city of Jerash province. It is home to approximately 50,745 of the province's 237,000 inhabitants. Located in the north-western part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Gersh rises about 600 metres from the Sea, about 48 km from Amman, Jordan.

Duration: 3 hour
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