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In ancient times, the Roman town of Gerasa grew rich from iron ore as well as agricultural products which flourished in this comparatively lush temperate region. This wealth in turn endowed the town with architectural treasures: the unique oval Forum, Hippodrome, Amphitheater, Agora, and the proud columns of the Temple to Artemis. The majestic Hadrian’s Arch dates from the eponymous Roman Emperor’s visit, an event which signaled the town’s importance.

Not long after the spread of Islam into the area, Gerasa was devastated by an earthquake and for centuries lay buried in sand. This accounts for the remarkable state of preservation in this, one of Jordan’s most important Roman sites. Significant sections of all the above-named sites can still be seen next to the modern town of Jerash, as well as colonnaded streets and city walls which precisely delineate the town’s contours, giving a vivid sense of life in an ancient Roman town.

Practical Info

The remains of Gerasa are adjacent to the modern town of Jerash, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Amman and accessible by bus or taxi.

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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais, Amman, null
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The North Tour of Jordan Jerash Ajlun Castle and Um Qais

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The North Tour of Jordan is the Kingdom's best kept secret. This rich and historical terrain host the sites of Jerash, the best preserved Roman City outside of ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.50
Private Full Day Tour to the Best Preserved Roman Ruins of Jordan Um Qais Pella and Jerash from ... 
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Private Full Day Tour to the Best Preserved Roman Ruins of Jordan Um Qais Pella and Jerash from Amman

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Go on a historical tour to the best preserved Roman Ruins site of Jordan. Start by traveling to the north of Jordan through the Jordan Valley to visit Um Qais, ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.25
Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun, Amman, Private Day Trips
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Half Day Tour of Jerash and Ajloun

Enjoy a half day excursion to visit Jerash ancient city ruins and Ajloun castle, which is located on the north of Jordan.

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Jerash the Complete Roman City, Amman, Day Trips
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Jerash the Complete Roman City

Visit Jerash, the complete plan Roman City on this Amman to Jerash city trip.

Location: Jarash, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Private Full Day Jerash and Um Qais Tour From Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Jerash and Um Qais Tour From Dead Sea

Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle on a tour where nature meets history, start by visiting Jerash, one of the largest and most well preserved sites of ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.50
Jerash Half Day Tour from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Private Day Trips
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Jerash Half Day Tour from Dead Sea

Join a group every Monday to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world to this day. Jerash has paved ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.25
Private Full Day Tour to Jerash with Citadel and Roman Theater from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Half-day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Full Day Tour to Jerash with Citadel and Roman Theater from Dead Sea

If you are a lover of the ancient Roman ruins you will enjoy this tour. Start by visiting Amman’s Citadel with its Archeological Museum and Roman Theater ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.50
Full-Day Small-Group Tour to Jerash with Amman Panoramic, Dead Sea, Private Day Trips
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour to Jerash with Amman Panoramic

Join a small-group tour to Jerash, one of the largest and best preserved sites of Roman architecture. Explore the plazas, baths, fountains, hilltop temples, ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Private North Tour Jerash and Ajlun including Amman Panoramic from Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Full-day ... 
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Private North Tour Jerash and Ajlun including Amman Panoramic from Dead Sea

Go on a day tour to explore one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world to this day. Jerash has paved streets with the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.25
Jerash and Amman Panoramic Half Day Tour from Amman, Amman, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Jerash and Amman Panoramic Half Day Tour from Amman

Join a small group every Monday to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world to this day. Jerash has ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.50

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