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Daily Tours from Dead sea to Karak

Kerak Castle, Kerak, Jordan
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Duration

5 – 7 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 Hotel. Admire the amazingcliffs and gorges cutting through the landscape before reaching Kerakand its fortress, built between1110 and 1143 B.C. during the Crusades. Kerak City is set on a triangular plateau which rises 900 metersabove sea level, surrounded by ancient walls forming the old city. Its castle, which forms the SouthSummit of the city, was built by the Crusaders after they took the city in the twelfth century A.D. Kerakcity reached its historical peak during the Crusaders period when it was named the Desert Jewel. Prior tooccupation by the Crusaders, Kerak Castle was a station for the Archbishop and it held the NazarethChurch. 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 cameunder the Mamluks and Ottomans period. The castle was abandoned after the First World War and isnow considered a very important cultural site and ruins that should not be missed.

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Itinerary

Meeting and introduction (8:00 - 10:00)
You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 8 a.m.–10 a.m(your exact timing will be providedby the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey toward Kerak about 1:15hrs drive.
Kerak (11:00 - 15:00)
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.
Returning to the dead sea (15:30 - 16:30)
after almost half day exploring Kerak, time to return back to dead sea, the drive will be around 1:15 hrs.

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 Fee's to the sites
  • Meals.
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities.
  • Local Guides

Tour's Location

Kerak Castle, Kerak, Jordan

FAQs

Complementary
Small Bottle of Water
Wifi onboard (Subject to availability)

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