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Jordan’s Ancient Sites: Umm Qais and Pella Tour from Amman

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 6 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Amman

Key Highlights

  • The ruins of Pella are among the most ancient sites in Jordan
  • Explore the fascinating ruins of Umm Qais, one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman Cities
  • At a height of 1,700 ft from here you can see as far as Israel, Syria and Palestine
  • Stop off at the Dead Sea on your way back to Amman

Overview

Ancient ruins accentuated by glorious landscapes are offered on this fabulous tour to two of Jordan’s archaeological jewels, Umm Qais and Pella ruins, which were mentioned in the Biblical texts.

Explore 6000 years of history excavated at the ancient city of Pella and in the Jordan Valley in the south at Umm Qais, one of the most magnificent ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis.

Entrance fees to all sites are included and you have the choice to explore the sites independently or enlist the services and knowledge of a local guide.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned car/mini van and taken on a sightseeing tour of Um Qais and Pella. Leaving Amman, head for the ruins of the ancient town of Um Qais, also known as Gadara. This is one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. A photographer’s paradise, the ruins are located at an altitude of 1,700 feet. They command a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) in Israel, the Golan Heights in Syria, the Palestinian Territories in the north and the Yarmuk Valley in Jordan in the south. You will visit three black basalt theatres, a temple and a colonnaded street here. Continue towards the ruins of the ancient city of Pella, also known as Taqabat Fahl, which is nestled in the Jordan Valley. Learn about 6000 years of history, beginning from the Stone Age to medieval Islamic times. Admire the scenic surrounds of the Jordan Valley while exploring this expansive historical site. After Pella, you will proceed to Dead Sea where you can spend some free time. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Amman.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned car/mini van
  • English speaking driver
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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