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Private Umm el-Jimal Visit from Amman

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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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    Reviewed 5 March 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    CAROLARMANDOZ, General Manager at Zaid Tours and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

    Thank you. Looking forward to having you, your family, and friends with us again.

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    • Zaid Tours and Travel
    • Duration: 6h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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