Private Umm El-Jimal Visit From Amman

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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 :
    Hotels in Amman
  • Return Details :
    Hotel in Amman
  • 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

Visit Umm Jimal on this private day tour from Amman. Learn about trade routes and see old buildings.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

Depart from Amman Hotel to visit Umm Jimal now known as the Black Oasis it was built using black volcanic rocks due to the paucity of timber in the area. Due to the significant location of Umm Jimal in trade trail between Damascus and the south it was used as a stop on camel caravan routes hence the name which In Arabic Mean Mother of Camels.

The history of this city goes back to the Nabataean Roman Byzantine era. It was built in one of the settlements of the ancient Nabateans and flourished in the first century BC. Many buildings still stand to two or three storeys that it looks as if it was abandoned within living memory in fact it was about 1,200 years ago. After the Roman annexation of the Nabataean kingdom, Umm al-Jimal was enlarged, becoming an important military base, with encircling walls. In the Byzantine era more houses were built, 15 churches and a cathedral; and growth continued under the Umayyad. The oldest church is that of Eulianos which goes back to 345 AD.
You will then be returned to Amman.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private return transfers by air-conditioned vehicle according to number of participants

English-speaking driver

Exclusions

Local guide where not mentioned

Meals and beverages

Infant meals

Entrance fees to additional sites

Any other service not mentioned

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking