Desert Castles Day Tour from Amman

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Departs: Amman, Amman

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover Jordan’s rich history on this half-day tour to the Umayyad Desert. Visit these desert ‘castles’ that were once used as caravan stations, trade centers, outposts, and resort pavilions. Admire the beautiful Islamic art, mosaics, frescoes, and carvings that can be found inside and were inspired by Persian and Greco-Roman traditions. Spend about 45 minutes at each destination before heading back to Amman.

* Visit the Umayyad Desert’s ‘castles’ on this half-day tour from Amman.
* Learn the history behind these structures from your informative guide .
* Admire the Islamic art that can be found inside these desert structures .
* Enjoy complimentary round-trip transportation from your hotel in Amman.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

English speaking Driver

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Entry/Admission - Qsar Al-azraq

Entry/Admission - Qsar Al-Kharaneh

Entry/Admission - Quseir Amra

Local guide at site

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Quseir Amra
. After about an hour on the road, pull up at UNESCO-listed “Quseir’ Amra”, one of east Jordan’s most famous castles. Once a hunting palace of the Umayyads, this splendidly restored edifice is graced with 8th-century fresco showing decadent scenes of nude women, wine, and parties.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Qasr al-Kharrana
Continue to “Qasr Al -Kharanah”, an imperious 2-level fortress standing in a huge plain. Thought to have been built on Roman foundations, this evocative castle exudes intrigue and dis plays a rich array of Mesopotamian, Arabic, and Greek architectural influences.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Qsar Al-Azraq
Finally, head for “Qasr Al-Azraq”, originally an Umayyad hunting retreat and once used as a headquarters by T.E. Lawrence, the 20th-century British soldier and Arab Revolt leader perhaps more famously known as Lawrence of Arabia. Wander around the sun-burnished courtyards, towers, and mosque to learn how Lawrence based his operations here during 1917 to 1918. After exploring here, relax on your ride back to Amman where your experience finishes with a hotel drop-off. Tour with Accompanied Guide: Upgrade your tour to include an Accompanied Licensed Guide from Amman to be with you for the visit of the 3 Marvelous Desert Castles.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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