Yolo Jordan

from $110.00

Amman – Um El-Jimal – Desert Castles (315 KM)

Not Rated

10 Hours

Trip type

Daily Tour

Group Size



upon request


  • Jordan's desert castles, the beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture.


Amman – Um El-Jimal – Desert Castles (315 KM)

Pick up from Amman to rising out of Jordan’s northern basalt plain, beautiful Umm al-Jimal is both a modern town and an ancient archaeological site, home to almost 2000 years of fascinating history and culture - Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, Mamluk, Ottoman and Modern. It was a thriving agricultural center and a stop on the Hijaz to Damascus caravan route. One can explore over 150 well preserved ancient structures, built in neighborhoods along meandering alleys and around hosh-like plazas.

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Amman, then drive to visit Jordan's desert castles, the beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. 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. Called castles because of their imposing stature, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. Visit (Qasr el Kharanah, Qasr Amra and Qasr al Azraq) located east of Amman After that transfer you back to your hotel in Amman. End of our services

* Duration of trip: 10 Hours


  • Transfer in a private A/C 4-seats car with an English-speaking driver.
  • Entrance fees to Um El Jimal , Qaser el Kharanah , Qaser Amra & Qaser al Azraq.

Tour's Location


Is Jordan dangerous for tourists?

Compared to many of its neighbors in the Middle East, Jordan is an exceptionally safe country to visit. In fact, the Jordanian government puts a lot of effort and money into making visitors feel safe through high-profile security and police presence in tourist regions and in hotels.

What is the best month to visit Jordan?

The best times to visit Jordan are spring (March to May) or fall (September to November). The days are warm, with temperatures between 61°F and 99°F, but the nights are cool. It's not too hot for exploring sites or hiking in the nature reserves, where flora and fauna are abundant.

How long does it take to tour Petra?

You can comfortably see Petra in a day. Everyone has different levels of historic site tolerance: you could spend five to six hours exploring, or twice that time – but even so, a day gives you plenty of time.

from $110.00


You might also like