Private Kerak Visit Kings Highway Tour From Amman

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel 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.


Your full-day private tour of Kerak and the biggest fortress in Levant includes amazing views of the Dead sea and panoramic views of the mountainous lansdcape via the Kings Highway. Your private tour includes round-trip transportation from Amman.


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

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Your full-day tour begins at 9am when your guide picks you up from your Amman Hotel. You will travel through the Kings Highway for a panoramic view of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and Wadi Mujib Siq, in the mountainous landscape about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Amman. Admire the amazing cliffs and gorges cutting through the landscape before reaching Kerak and its fortress, built between 1110 and 1143 B.C. during the Crusades.

Kerak City is set on a triangular plateau which rises 900 meters above sea level, surrounded by ancient walls forming the old city. Its castle, which forms the South Summit of the city, was built by the Crusaders after they took the city in the twelfth century A.D. Kerak city reached its historical peak during the Crusaders period when it was named the Desert Jewel.

Prior to occupation by the Crusaders, Kerak Castle was a station for the Archbishop and it held the Nazareth Church. The castle came under Muslim rule in the year of 1187 A.D. when Saladin sieged Kerak Castle; however, it did not surrender until 1189 A.D. Shortly after the Crusaders were expelled and Kerak came under the Mamluks and Ottomans period. The castle was abandoned after the First World Wa and is now considered a very important cultural site and ruins that should not be missed.

On your return to Amman you will stop for lunch at your own expense.


Hotel pick-up and drop -off

Private transfer by a an air conditioned vehicle based on number of passengers

English-speaking driver

Entry/Admission - Kerak Castle


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

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Mar-2016

    GREAT day! Shad was our driver again for today. He really helped us to experience a wonderful day along the Kings Highway. The time at Kerak Castle was OK...we felt pushed by the local guide to 'hire' him. That wasn't a pleasant experience.