The JETT tour bus
'Amman-Ajloun-Jerash-Amman' has two collection points from which the bus departs; The Intercontinental Hotel Amman at 08:15 am, and the JETT offices located on the 7th circle at 08:45 am. The bus then starts making its way to Ajloun with an estimated arrival time of 10:00 am. At 13:00, the bus arrives at Artemis Restaurant for a break and passengers can enjoy an optional lunch for JD10. The next stop will be at Jerash at 14:00 and then back to Amman at 16:15.
Make sure you visit:
• Summaga Café: The menu is based on the local ingredients produced by the farms, homemade dairy products, preserves, honey, herbs and spices as well as traditionally foraged herbs and greens presented through simple, traditional dishes typical to the area.
• Ajlun Archaeological Museum: An elaborate museum inside the Castle that showcases artifacts dating back to 10,000 years
• The Castle: Among its main features are a surrounding dry moat, a drawbridge into the main entrance, the fortified entrance gate, a massive south tower, and several other towers on all sides.
• Visitor center: Visitor center: the newly renovated visitor center will give you a glimpse of the adventure awaiting you.
• Hadrian’s Arch: There’s no better way of gaining a sense of the pomp and splendor of Rome than walking through the triumphal, 13m-tall Hadrian’s Arch at the entrance to Jerash, built to honor the visiting emperor.
• Hippodrome: Built sometime between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD, this ancient sports field (244m by 50m) was once surrounded by seating for up to 15,000 spectators, 30 times the current capacity, and hosted mainly athletics competitions and chariot races.
• Cardo Maximus: Jerash’s superb colonnaded cardo maximus is straight in the way that only a Roman road can be. This is one of Jerash’s great highlights, and the walk along its entire 800m length is well worth the effort.
• Southern Theater: You’ll see how the elaborately decorated stage is just a foreground for the backdrop of ancient and modern Jerash. The light at sunset melts the stage surface.
• Temple of Artemis: Dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting and fertility and the daughter of Zeus and Leto, this temple was built between AD 150 and 170, and flanked by 12 elaborately carved Corinthian columns.
• Temple of Zeus: Built in AD 162 over the remains of an earlier Roman temple, the Temple of Zeus was once approached by a magnificent stairway leading from the temenos (sacred courtyard).