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Amman to Kerak day trip

Created with Sketch. Karak, Jordan
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Duration

8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

7 people

Languages

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Overview

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 War 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.

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Itinerary

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8:00 - 10:00 Meeting and introduction
8:00 - 10:00 Meeting and introduction

You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 8 a.m. – 10 a.m (your exact timing will be provided by the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey toward Kerak about 1 hr drive.

11:00 - 15:00 Kerak
11:00 - 15:00 Kerak

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 War and is now considered a very important cultural site and ruins that should not be missed.

17:30 - 18:30 Returning to Amman

after almost half day exploring Kerak, time to return back to Amman, the driver will be around 1 hr.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned deluxe car or mini-van.
  • Multilingual driver (languages include English, Arabic, Spanish, German and Italian). subject to availability the language.
  • Entrance Fees to the sites.
  • Meals.
  • Any Private Expenses.
  • Gratuities.
  • Local Guides.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Karak, Jordan

FAQs

Complem entary
Small Bottle of Water
Wifi onboard (Subject to availability)

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