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Private Full-Day Crusader Castles of Shobak and Karak Trip via the Kings Highway from Amman

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    What to Expect
    Depart your Amman hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and travel south along scenic roads that follow the ancient trading route of the Kings Highway.

    Arrive at Karak, and ascend to the massive hilltop castle, built by the Crusaders between 1110 and 1143 BC. One of a chain of Crusader defenses between Jerusalem and Aqaba, Karak resisted attacks from Saladin’s armies in the 1180s before succumbing in 1189. It then served as a Byzantine bishopric, and incorporated a church.

    Explore independently or hire a local guide (additional cost) and wander around the underground passages, galleries, chambers, and fortified turrets.

    Absorb the spectacular views from the towers, and then continue to the Crusader Castle of Shobak. Built in the early 12th century, this isolated hilltop castle withstood many attacks from Saladin’s forces until it fell in 1189. During the 14th century, the Mamluks built over much of the Crusader structures.

    Go inside and explore the remnants, seeing the beautifully intricate wall inscriptions, halls, and underground staircase tunneled into the hillside.

    Soak in the haunting atmosphere and views from the battlements, and then return to Amman, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel in Amman
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according number of participants
    • English-Speaking Driver
    • Entry/Admission - Montreal Crusader Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kerak de Moab Castle
    Exclusions
    • All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
    • All type of beverages
    • All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver) – Recommended
    • Personal Expenses
    • Local English-Speaking Guide for classic visit of Karak (if available)
    • Anything else not mentioned
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • For clients holding Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination.
    • Pick up and drop off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over day tour.
    • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).
    • Tours with lunch: 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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