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Private Tour: Al Salt Walking Tour with Local Home Visit and Lunch from Amman

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    What to Expect
    After hotel pickup in Amman, travel north to ancient Al Salt, once earmarked as a capital of Jordan.

    Built on hills, Al Salt was ruled by the Romans and Byzantines before enjoying prosperity under the Ottomans from the 1890s to the 1920s. Today, Christian and Muslim communities live here in harmony, with mosques and churches sitting side by side.

    Meet a local guide and follow the ‘Harmony Trail’ through the yellow sandstone Ottoman-era buildings and streets. Hear about Al Salt’s past from your guide, and visit the museum at the Abu Jaber House. Admire the grand house, built by a wealthy merchant in 1892, and chart the town’s history through the exhibits.

    Stroll through Al Ein Plaza, the main square, and visit the English Evangelical Hospital Complex for views over the old quarter, with its higgledy-piggledy rooftops, churches, and mosques.

    See the 19th-century Qaqish House, with its high arched windows, and take in the Great Mosque, dating to the 14th century. View the Dormition of Virgin Mary Orthodox Church School, and wander around the Al-Khader Orthodox Church, one of the oldest shrines in the area, and used by Christians and Muslims. Then, visit the Madafat Al Khalili, a traditional family meeting place replete with decorative interiors.

    Afterward, visit a traditional home for a simple-but-tasty local lunch. Savor a dish like magloubah (layers of rice, vegetables and chicken) and a sweet treat. Learn about traditional Jordanian cooking and spices, and watch a demonstration of how traditional garments are worn, trying them on if you wish.

    Finally, amble down Al-Maidan Street, passing the Latin Church Complex and entering Al-Hammam Street, the main market street. Enjoy free time to peruse the bustling food, spice, and crafts stalls, and snap up some souvenirs (own expense).

    Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Amman.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Amman Hotel
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Amman Hotel
    • Hotel pick-up and drop -off
    • Private Transfer by a leisure air conditioned vehicle according number of participants
    • English-speaking escort/driver
    • Local English-speaking guide for classic visit of at Al – Salt
    • Home cooked meal with no drinks
    • Local guide where not mentioned
    • Meals and beverages
    • Infant meals
    • Entrance fees to additional sites
    • Free time for shopping
    • Any other service not mentioned
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • The order of visits may vary
    • Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Zaid Tours and Travel
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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