Private Full Day Tour Of Umm El – Jimal And The Desert Castles From Amman

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Indulge in this interesting art and history private day trip from Amman dedicated to Jordans 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 Jordans 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.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman and be transferred to Madaba which is showing he ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land dating to the 6th century, in the Saint George Orthodox Church. The mosaic is marked with points of interest of some historical stories recorded in the Bible.

Then visit Mount nebo, where you will enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley. Here you will see more mosaics found inside the church of Mount nebo.

Finally you will proceed to Um Rasas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So far a military camp and several churches have been excavated, however the majority of the area is yet to be discovered.


Hotel pick-up and drop -off

Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants

English-speaking driver

Entrances Fees to Umm el-Jimal,

Entrances Fees to the mentioned Castles: Amra Castle, Al Khranah Castle, and Al Azraq Castle

On board WI-FI

Entry/Admission - Quseir Amra

Entry/Admission - Qasr al-Kharrana

Entry/Admission - Qsar Al-Azraq


Local guide where not mentioned

All type of meals and beverages

Infant meals

Entrance fees to additional sites

Any other service not mentioned


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.

Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.

Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.

Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Entry Regulations to Jordan:No quarantine,Negative valid PCR test 72hours prior arrival,Vaccine Certificate,PCR test upon arrival if needed 28JOD/40USD per person for above 5years,cost directly thru a link.Airlines responsible to ensure requirements are met prior boarding.Updates by Health Ministry.