Umayyad Desert Castles tour from Amman

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5 hour tour
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On our Umayyad Desert Castles Tour, you will be transported to an enchanting landscape filled with exciting tales and beautiful sights. As you reach the Umayyad Dessert’s rugged expanse, see the Umayyad castles peek in the distance. Take in the grand brilliance of Qasr al-Kharaneh, the largest, most extravagant, and highly-regarded of the other three castles. With vibrant frescos and gorgeous detailing, admire Qusayr Amra – the second fortress – which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and remains a testament to Islamic art. Qasr al-Azraq, the last of the three, was built entirely of black basalt. Its surrounding moat served as a defense system and its interiors consisted of multiple courtyards and rooms that housed the soldiers. Take photos, revel in the Umayyad dynasty’s fascinating history, and learn secrets of the past all in a day’s adventure.

For history lovers seeking a majestic experience in Jordan, this Umayyad Desert Castles Tour is the best choice for you. Tour three well-preserved castles with an experienced guide in the Umayyad Desert and marvel at their grandiosity. Enjoy other tour inclusions such as comfortable transportation to and from the site, as well as castle entries. Book your enchanting tour today!

Umayyad Desert Castles tour from Amman Highlights

  1. Arrive to the Umayyad Desert and take in the glorious rugged landscape stretching out before you
  2. Tour the three castles, wander through the fortresses, and learn of the incredible Umayyad dynasty
  3. Marvel at the regality of Qasr al-Kharaneh, the mosaics of Qusayr Amra, and the courtyards at Qasr al-Azraq
  4. Be led on this fascinating castle journey with a knowledgeable guide who will offer valuable insight
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Umayyad Desert Castles tour from Amman Itinerary

09:00 - Pick up from a centralized location in Amman
  • Pick up from Lilac Hotel, Amman
  • Pick up from Seven Roses, Amman
09:30 - Visit Umayyad Desert Castles
  • Explore three of the best-preserved desert castles. Qasr al-Kharaneh is the largest and most extravagantly decorated Umayyad castle in Jordan, featuring a large, square fortress surrounded by walls with circular towers on each side. Qusayr Amra boasts vibrant frescoes covering its interior walls and ceilings, and two of its rooms are adorned with colorful mosaics. Lastly, Qasr al-Azraq was constructed from black basalt
14:00 - Drop off in a centralized location in Amman
  • Drop off at Lilac Hotel, Amman
  • Drop off at Seven Roses, Amman
NB - all timings on Umayyad Desert Castles tour from Amman are approximate
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Important Details

Entrance fee to the castles
Meals and Drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Comfortable, walking shoes
Sunglasses & hat