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Qasr Amra (Amra Castle) earned itself UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1985 because of its famous frescoes, and it’s one of Jordan’s most renowned desert castles. Built near a wadi of pistachio trees during the reign of Walid I in around AD 711, restorations by a group of Spanish archaeologists in the 1970s unveiled floor-to-ceiling frescoes that caused the powers that be at UNESCO to describe the castle as a “masterpiece of human creative genius.”

Built from limestone and basalt, from the outside Qasr Amra doesn’t look particularly special. And then you enter. Greeted by frescoes of cherubs and hunters, nude women bathing, and all kinds of scenes of wine drinking, the racy images are a world away from typical Islamic art. Look up at the ceiling of Qasr Amra’s main dome to see an accurate painting of the zodiac, still remarkably well preserved after 1,200 years.

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Day Tour Desert Castles & Azraq Wetland Reserve

Day Tour Desert Castles & Azraq Wetland Reserve

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Discover Jordan’s rich history on this half-day tour to the Umayyad Desert. Visit these desert ‘castles’ that were once used as caravan stations, trade centers, outposts, and resort pavilions. Admire the beautiful Islamic art, mosaics, frescoes, and carvings that can be found inside and were inspired by Persian and Greco-Roman traditions. Spend about 45 minutes at each destination before heading back to Amman.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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US$69.00
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Private Tour Desert Castles Eastern Jordan with Shaumari Wildlife &Azraq Wetland

Private Tour Desert Castles Eastern Jordan with Shaumari Wildlife &Azraq Wetland

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Discover three of Jordan’s famous desert castles on this 4-hour private tour from Amman. With an informative private driver, learn about these fabled castles, built by Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries as you visit each one in the desert plains of eastern Jordan. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, before continuing to the atmospheric Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq castles, the latter used as a military base by TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ during World War I.
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  • 4 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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US$83.34
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Private 4 Day Holiday Jordan in 3-Star Hotel

Private 4 Day Holiday Jordan in 3-Star Hotel

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See the most interesting sites of Jordan in just four days with this private tour. You'll visit the Roman ruins of Jerash, the buoyant Dead Sea, and three beautifully preserved castles and forts in the desert. You'll also get to spend a full day exploring the ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to around the 6th century BC and Jordan’s most famous attraction.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$674.00
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5-Night 6-Day Highlights of Jordan Experience

5-Night 6-Day Highlights of Jordan Experience

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See the best of Jordan with this five-night, six-day tour. You'll start in Amman, with visits to the Roman architectural sight of Jersah, the mosaic city of Madana, the Dead Sea, and Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the promised land. You'll also get to explore the ancient wonder of Petra and spend an afternoon in the desert landscape of Wadi Rum during your tour.
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  • 6 days
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US$1,196.60
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Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

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Look beyond Jordan’s most celebrated attractions to see some lesser-known historical treasures on this private Islamic desert castle day trip from Amman. Head east to Al-Azraq, a castle that ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ once used as a headquarters, and then explore the fresco-painted masterpiece of Amra and Kharaneh castles. Finish at Aljoun, a hilltop medieval fortress built to defend against the Crusaders. Your tour includes private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours
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US$115.39
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Jordan Pass 7-Day Tour Roman Ruins of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea

Jordan Pass 7-Day Tour Roman Ruins of Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea

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See some of the world’s most impressive sights on this private, 7-day tour of Jordan, including six nights of accommodations. Ride a 4x4 through the Wadi Rum desert valley, swim in the Dead Sea, and visit the Ancient Roman ruins in Jerash. Along the way, stop by Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle, Ajlun Catle, Madaba’s Church of St. George, and the ancient Nabataean city of Petra.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$759.96
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Desert Castles Round Trip from Amman

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Desert Castles Round Trip from Amman

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Discover three of Jordan’s famous desert castles on this 4-hour private tour from Amman. learn about these fabled castles, built by Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries as you visit each one in the desert plains of eastern Jordan. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, before continuing to the atmospheric Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq castles, the latter used as a military base by TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ during World War I. Looking for a luxury transportation with a best price? With us you will have the best services and prices too. You have an opportunity to visit tourist sites around over Jordan with a best service and price (24/7). Our services: Airport Pick-up and Drop-off, Jeep Tour, Hot balloon, Cruise at Aqaba, shops are selling original Dead Sea products, gifts, oriental antiques, organise touring programs and accommodations around over Jordan and much more. Email or chat us. Enquire Now!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.99
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Private Full-Day Desert Castle and Dead Sea Tour from Amman

Private Full-Day Desert Castle and Dead Sea Tour from Amman

Visit medieval castles and the Dead Sea on a full-day, private tour that combines Islamic history and a spectacular landscape. Without a private car and driver, reaching a series of remote desert castles would be a daunting challenge; this personalized tour ensures you’ll have the flexibility to see each one at your own pace, swim in the Dead Sea’s salty water, and explore Jordan’s eastern desert before returning to Amman.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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US$128.21
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Desert Castles Day Tour from Amman

Desert Castles Day Tour from Amman

Discover Jordan’s rich history on this half-day tour to the Umayyad Desert. Visit these desert ‘castles’ that were once used as caravan stations, trade centers, outposts, and resort pavilions. Admire the beautiful Islamic art, mosaics, frescoes, and carvings that can be found inside and were inspired by Persian and Greco-Roman traditions. Spend about 45 minutes at each destination before heading back to Amman. * Visit the Umayyad Desert’s ‘castles’ on this half-day tour from Amman. * Learn the history behind these structures from your informative guide . * Admire the Islamic art that can be found inside these desert structures . * Enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation from your hotel in Amman.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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US$70.00
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6–Night Private Jordan Getaway Tour of the Nabateans from Amman

6–Night Private Jordan Getaway Tour of the Nabateans from Amman

Spend six relaxing nights at the edge of the Dead Sea with a getaway that includes accommodations with breakfast and dinner, as well as a round-trip private transfer to the Dead Sea from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. You can simply soak up the Jordanian sun for a laid-back week, or choose from a list of optional upgrades: visit the ancient city of Petra, treat yourself to therapeutic spa treatments, explore Amman, visit the Roman city of Jerash, and more.
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  • 7 days
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US$1,012.98
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Jordan Horizons Tours: Amman Tour & Eastern Desert Castles Day Trip from Amman

Jordan Horizons Tours: Amman Tour & Eastern Desert Castles Day Trip from Amman

This tour is a combination of both the old and new, combining the grand history of the Eastern desert castles, the citadel in Amman and more sites with todays lifestyle of Jordanian people and the souq (Downtown Amman).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$179.49
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Full-Day Private Tour to Qasr Azraq and Desert Castles

Full-Day Private Tour to Qasr Azraq and Desert Castles

Go back in time to the era of military campaigns and desert warfare as you explore Jordan’s imposing the desert complexes, many dating back to the first half of the 8th century. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. Known collectively as the Desert Castles, the constructions demonstrate the best of early Islamic Architectural ingenuity. In this tour I offer to visit several of those castles to discover the reach history and architecture of Umayyad Period.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$250.00
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US$250.00
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Private Full Day Tour of Umm el – Jimal and the Desert Castles from Amman

Private Full Day Tour of Umm el – Jimal and the Desert Castles from Amman

Indulge in this interesting art and history private day trip from Amman dedicated to Jordan’s early medieval ages. Visit the not much visited ruins of Umm el-Jimal to see its impressive city remains and one of a kind ruins, admire the Desert Castles discovering the three of Jordan’s famous Desert Castles. With an informative English – Speaking private driver who doubles up as your guide, learn about these fabled castles, built by the Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries as you visit each one in the desert plains of eastern Jordan. Explore UNESCO-listed Amra Castle (Quseir’ Amra), famous for its 8th century fresco of hedonistic scenes before continuing to the Kharanah Castle (Qasr Al - Kharanah) and the atmospheric Al - Azraq Castle (Qasr Al - Azraq), the latter used as military based by T.E. Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia during World War I.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$134.62
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US$134.62
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Full-Day Private Tour of Amman with Pick Up

Full-Day Private Tour of Amman with Pick Up

Explore the City Tour of Amman, Jordan and have the chance to spend your time visiting Amman’s must-see sightseeing spots, such as Amman Museum, Citadel, and the Roman Amphitheater. Next experience Amman’s downtown walk and shopping. Discover three of Jordan’s famous desert castles built by Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries as you visit each one in the desert plains of eastern Jordan. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, before continuing to the atmospheric Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq castles, the latter used as a military base by TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ during World War I.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.94
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US$73.94
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Private Tour Desert Castles with Shaumari Wildlife & Azraq Wetland from Dead Sea

Private Tour Desert Castles with Shaumari Wildlife & Azraq Wetland from Dead Sea

Spend a full day immersed in the Islamic architecture and art of the Eastern Desert castles. With a private guide and driver, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Qasr al-Asraq, and Qasr Kharana. Tours are available at each site (own expense). Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Dead Sea area hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$108.98
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Jordan Pass 6 – Night Private Jordan Getaway Tour of the Nabateans from Amman.

Jordan Pass 6 – Night Private Jordan Getaway Tour of the Nabateans from Amman.

See some of the world’s most impressive sites on this private, 7-day tour of Jordan, including six nights stay in Jordan. Visit Petra one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage, ride a 4x4 local jeep through the wonderful Wadi Rum desert of moon valley. Swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and the world’s first natural spa. Along the way, stop and visit Mount Nebo, the mosaic city of Madaba’s Church of Saint George, The Crusader Castle of Karak, as well as Ajloun Islamic Castle. This tour is not complete without visiting the Ancient Roman ruins of Jerash from the Decapolis. This is one unique program not to be missed! Tour includes: accommodation, breakfast and dinner, entrance fees, as well as local guide for the visits with arrival and departure transfers.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$759.96
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Private Desert Castles, Shaumari Reserve & Azraq Tour from Amman

Private Desert Castles, Shaumari Reserve & Azraq Tour from Amman

Discover the history and wildlife of Jordan’s iconic Eastern Desert from the comfort of your own private vehicle on this door-to-door tour. Explore three desert fortresses from the Umayyad dynasty: Kharanah Castle, Azraq Castle and Amra Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See wildlife including the endangered Arabian oryx at the Shaumari Nature Reserve and take a birdwatching stroll through the Azraq Wetland Reserve.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$220.52
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US$220.52
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Half Day Tour - Desert Castles & Cave of the Seven Sleepers

Half Day Tour - Desert Castles & Cave of the Seven Sleepers

Delve deep into Jordan’s history as you visit 3 of Jordan’s remarkable desert castles. These are beautiful examples of early-Islamic buildings scattered around the eastern desert. Their fine frescoes, mosaics & carvings, portray life during the 7th & 8th centuries. Called castles due to their imposing nature, however they served several purposes such as caravan stations, resort pavilions, trade & agriculture centres. They stand testament to a rich era in history; namely the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilisations. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, known for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, Qasr al-Azraq, and Qasr al-Kharrana Visit the Caves of Seven Sleepers. The legend of the ‘seven sleepers’ involves seven Christian boys who were persecuted, then escaped to a cave and slept there for 309 years. Enrich your stay in Jordan and trek through the desert as you visit these castles. Get off the beaten track as you visit the Cave of the Seven Sleepers.
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  • 5 hours
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Jordan Horizons Tours: Eastern Desert Castles Half Day Trip from Amman

Jordan Horizons Tours: Eastern Desert Castles Half Day Trip from Amman

This is a fair visit to the Eastern Desert Castles, you will visit three of the region's famous desert castles built by the powerful Umayyad dynasty
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$133.34
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US$133.34
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Full-Day Private Tour to Desert Castles and Azraq Wetland Reserve from Amman

Full-Day Private Tour to Desert Castles and Azraq Wetland Reserve from Amman

Visit a desert oasis that’s habitat for migratory birds on a private, full day trip from Amman, Dead Sea, Madaba, Airport to Azraq Wetland Reserve. Enjoy the flexibility of a private driver and round-trip hotel transfer, then explore the wetland on your own or hire a nature guide onsite. Watch for raptors, eagles, and songbirds along easy-going walking trails, and experience a unique part of Jordan’s natural landscape.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$170.00
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US$170.00
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