Private Half-Day Pella Tour From Amman

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Amman
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Pella (Also known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) is considered one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism; it is rich in Archaeological monuments that go back to the Antiquity. During this period Pella was one of the ten cities making up the Decapolis. If you are a history and archaeology lover this tour is a must, Pella is considered more significant to archaeologists than Jerash as it reveals evidence of 6000 years of continuous settlement. In fact, its regarded as the most historically significant site in all Jordan.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Be picked up at 8a.m. from your hotel in Amman to drive to Pella. Enjoy the beautiful drive to Pella through the cities of Jerash and Ajloun with your knowledgeable English-speaking Driver. Pella is a village in North West of Jordan, it is located to the East of Al Masharih town; the city was constructed in the Hellenistic Era in the time of Alexander the Great. The first literary reference to the city is from the 19th century B.C. when it is mentioned in Egyptian texts as Pihilum, or Pehel. It was a flourishing trade center with links with Syria, Cyprus, as well as Egypt. On the division of Alexander's Empire, its name was later Hellenized to Pella, in honor of Alexander's birthplace. In the 7th century A.D. Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years. In 747 A.D. Pella (along with much of Jordan) was destroyed by a huge earthquake, only a small rural community lived here afterwards during the Mamluk and Abbasid periods. After discovering the site on your own for an hour, enjoying the view of the Jordan Valley, and walking around you will be transported back to Amman. On the way back you may stop for lunch at your own expense.

Inclusions

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Private transfer by air conditioned vehicle according number of participants

English Speaking Driver

Entry/Admission - Pella

Exclusions

Local guide where not mentioned

Food and drinks

Infant meals

Entrance fees to additional sites

Any other service not mentioned

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Oct-2018

    The tour was as described. My driver, Mahmoud, arrived at the hotel for my pickup right on time. He provided quite a bit of information as we drove from Amman to Pella. The route from Salt to Pella was new to me and I enjoyed the beautiful scene overlooking the Jordan River valley. I was the only visitor to Pella on the day I went. There is a visitor center under construction but is not yet open. There are a few signs describing the ruins, it was helpful to do a bit of research ahead of time about the site. This is noting like Jerash. However it is humbling to be able to walk around the ancient city. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for rough terrain if you go. Mahmoud stopped at a few vantage points so I could take some pictures on the way back. He also stopped at a falafel store and purchase a few tasty ones for me. I enjoyed the outing to explore outside of Amman. This is really more like a 1/2 day tour as we started at 8 am and I was back to the hotel around 12:30.