Get an insight into the interesting history and culture of Jordan on this excursion to the Kerak Castle. Built by the Baudouin king of Jerusalem in 1132 A.D. the fortress is a maze of galleries, arched chambers and fortified towers overlooking the valley of Wadi Mujib below. It is an impressive example of the Crusaders' architectural and military genius. Set out on a thrilling exploration of the well-preserved underground passages and chambers.
Entrance fees to Kerak Castle are included and you have the choice to explore independently or enlist the services and knowledge of a local guide.
You will be picked up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned car/mini van and taken on a sightseeing tour of the Kerak Castle .
Explore the imposing fort which was built in 1132 AD on the caravan road linking Egypt to Syria by Baudouin king of Jerusalem. Kerak's most famous occupant was Reynald de Chatillon, whose reputation for treachery, betrayal and brutality is unsurpassed. The fortress is a maze of galleries, arched chambers and fortified towers overlooking the valley of Wadi Mujib below. Explore its interesting underground passages.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Amman.
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 5 hours
Your hotel in Amman. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Amman
Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat to protect you from the sun. Carry plenty of drinking water. Don’t forget your camera
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
1-2 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C Car with an English-speaking driver, as follows:
Full Size Car: Mazda 6 or similar model of 2010/2011
Luxury Car: Mercedes E200 or similar model of 2010/2011
3-4 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C 7-seater mini van, with an English-speaking driver.
As the Ministry of Jordan does not allow a driver to also be a guide, a guide is not included in the cost of your tour. However, your driver will be very informative and be able to point out and explain sites as you drive past. Many people prefer to visit the sites and follow the walking tracks on their own, although there will be local guides available for hire on arrival at the particular destination.
During Ramadan (18th June to 17th July) you will not be able to purchase alcohol and some elements of entertainment (eg. Belly Dancing) will be withdrawn.
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