- 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
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.
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?