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Private Umm el-Jimal Visit from Amman

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US$ 93.75
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    What to Expect
    After Amman hotel pickup, travel northeast to Umm el-Jimal by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Your driver will identify places of interest on route, but will not act as your guide at the site.

    After a 49-mile (80-kilometer) journey, arrive at Umm el-Jimal, home to extensive Nabatean, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic Umayyad ruins of black basalt. Then, enjoy ample time to explore, choosing to tour independently or hire a local guide (additional cost).

    With a name that translates as ‘Mother of Camels,' it's believed Umm el-Jimal was a camel stop on an ancient trading route from Damascus. This strategic location meant the site was continuously occupied from the 1st to the 9th century, and consists of Nabataean inscriptions, a ruined Roman-era village, and Byzantine and Umayyad-era buildings.

    View highlights like the Nabataean remnants, and Roman gate, Praetorium and fortifications, and check out the Byzantine-era cathedral, barracks, churches — the oldest from 345 AD — and houses.

    Be sure to see House XVII-XVIII, the remains of a Byzantine-Umayyad residential complex. Wander around to admire its reservoir, courtyard, and still-intact, 3rd-story double-arched window — now a famous symbol of Umm el-Jimal.

    Afterward, return to Amman where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in Amman
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Hotel in Amman
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private return transfers by air-conditioned vehicle according to number of participants
    • English-speaking driver
    • Local guide where not mentioned
    • Meals and beverages
    • Infant meals
    • Entrance fees to additional sites
    • Any other service not mentioned
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    This is a unique experience for everyone that love history and see past civilizations. This is like a 3D puzzle, and you get the chance to walk the ground and see a big archaeological site. Once you see the place, you will wonder why the civilization picked the place in the
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    Response from CAROLARMANDOZ, General Manager at Private Umm el-Jimal Visit from Amman
    Responded 18 Mar 2019
    Thank you. Looking forward to having you, your family, and friends with us again.
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    By: Zaid Tours and Travel
    415 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Wonderfull momments thanks to wonderfull guide
    I have travel a lot. Many countrurs,many guudes. But to meet Bassana was different. I was able to travel on time
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    Toutou N
    Amman Governorate, Jordan
    Adequate, fast in communication, affordable rates! Highly reliable, 5 star!
    Loved fast responces,adequate rates and helpful team of ZaidTours company.They are able to do just about anything
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    Visa assistance
    They were amazing and so professional and helpful I needed a visa to UAE urgently and they helped on a Friday
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    Sharmila Rao V
    East Chicago, Indiana
    border crossing into Israel was a nightmare
    this tour was shortened due to the excessive time we spent at the border. We spent almost 3 hrs trying to cross
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    Great Tour Company
    This is one of the tour companies I highly recommend when visiting Jordan. Mr. Ahmed, who was our drive on a
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    Interesting Tour!
    We had a great tour! Mr. Ahmed was right on time. He was very nice and spoke great English. He first took us to
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    Wonderfull !
    Extraordinary! The incredible welcome by the taximan, the local guides and the simply magical place. Too bad our
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    Tumwater, Washington
    Wonderful Experience in Jordian Cooking
    This was a great experience. We prepared a full dinner - three salads, two main courses (one vegetarian), bread,
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    Ryo T
    Comfortable ride to Petra with Bob
    My driver Bob was waiting for me with a sign at the arrival’s hall. Friendly and knowledgeable driver made the ~3h
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    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
    Enjoyable trip in Jordan
    We 4 Malaysian girls had a private tour covering highlights of Jordan from 11 to 15 November 2019 with Zaid Tours
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    Penapolis, SP
    I fully recommend
    This is an amazing tour. Our guide was extraordinary and helped us , I fully recommend to take this tour .
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    London, United Kingdom
    Roman theatre
    Went there yesterday. It definitely looks like a Roman theatre. I climbed all the steps to the top. First time
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    Frankfurt, Germany
    Perfect Transfer
    Even the flight was delayed by one hour and one piece of luggage was undergoing a secondary security screening our
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    Oslo, Norway
    Anette , Norway
    Just back from fantastic Jordan trip. Seen Jerash, Ajloun, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, downtown Amman
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    Munich, Germany
    Beat day in Jordan!!
    Absolute fantastic day!! We combined the Dead Sea and the baptism site. Really recommended!! Our driver Hafeez
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    Key Details
    • Zaid Tours and Travel
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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