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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
A visit of several Islamic medieval desert castles that offer a number of fortresses with fresco art and zodiac dome.

Highlights

  • Private half day tour of Islamic medieval desert castles
  • See some of the castles most amazing architecture
  • Learn a wealth of history
  • Tailor your private tour to suit your interests

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What You Can Expect

Private Half Day Tour to Desert Castles - Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharaneh, Qasr Azraq

Qusayr Amra, Jordan

You may visit Qasr Amra from the Umayyads era, Qasr Kharaneh a Roman then Umayyed fortress built and completed in 710 AD, and Qaser Azraq where T. E Lawrence of Arabia had his headquarters.

GUIDES
As the Ministry of Jordan does not allow a driver to also be a guide, there is not a guide included in the cost of your tour. 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 for an approximate cost of US$15.00 per visit. Your driver will be happy to assist you with any questions or exchange of money.

This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our driver, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

For this tour, a driver takes you from your hotel out to the three sites and pays admission. You're generally on your own to tour the actual sites (guides can be hired, but you really don't need them).

My driver was prompt, spoke English well, and I enjoyed the conversation with him along the way. He did tour the sites with me, though technically he wasn't a guide. I had plenty of time at each site - I actually got 5 hours for the price of 4.

I suspect that the differing reviews depend on the luck of the draw with the driver. In any event, the sites themselves are worth spending the morning visiting, and it's a chance to see a different side of Jordan.

And where else are you going to get a picture showing the distances to the Saudi Arabia and Iraq borders?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2009

Very interesting. The castles, completely different from one another, are outside the normal tourists' routes. Even our kind driver did not know them! We got to see the beautiful panorama of Jordan.
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