Amman Dessert Castles for a Day (Lunch included)

8 hr

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Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. Called castles because of their imposing stature, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade...
Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. Called castles because of their imposing stature, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. Several of these preserved compounds, all of which are clustered to the east and south of Amman, can be visited on one - or two-day loops from the city.
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Itinerary Details

Depart from your hotel in Amman in a modern private A/C vehicle and start your time traveling journey.

This tour highlights the 8th century castles built by the Omayyad caliphs as hunting lodges in the deserts of Jordan. Depart from your hotel in Amman, then visit some of the most wondrous castles. The castles include:
• Qasr Amra
• Al Kharrana
• Mushatta
• Hallabat
• AzraqQuseir Amra, one of the best preserved monuments, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its interior walls and ceilings are covered with lively frescoes, and two of the rooms are paved with colorful mosaics.

Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat have been restored and are all in excellent condition. The black basalt fort at Azraq, in continuous use since Late Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Upon the end of your tour, enjoy a...
Depart from your hotel in Amman in a modern private A/C vehicle and start your time traveling journey.

This tour highlights the 8th century castles built by the Omayyad caliphs as hunting lodges in the deserts of Jordan. Depart from your hotel in Amman, then visit some of the most wondrous castles. The castles include:
• Qasr Amra
• Al Kharrana
• Mushatta
• Hallabat
• AzraqQuseir Amra, one of the best preserved monuments, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its interior walls and ceilings are covered with lively frescoes, and two of the rooms are paved with colorful mosaics.

Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat have been restored and are all in excellent condition. The black basalt fort at Azraq, in continuous use since Late Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Upon the end of your tour, enjoy a traditional lunch before heading back to your hotel.

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Qasr al-Kharrana
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation in a modern private A/C vehicle
  • Bottled water per person
  • Private English speaking guide through all touring activities for groups larger than 7
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Quseir Amra
  • Entry/Admission - Azraq Wetland Reserve
  • App applicable taxes including 16% governmental tax, and a 10% service charge at present
Not Included
  • Extra bottled water
  • Any personal expenses
  • Snacks
Departure Point
Depends on your preference
Preferred to depart earlier in the morning
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick up and drop off location will depend on your preferences.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Reviewed: January 6, 2020

Andre Roger S

The driver has done a good job. The lunch was really great - from food and Arabic Restaurant! Unhappily the weather was bad