Private Karak Visit Kings Highway Tour with Optional Islamic Shrines from Amman

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Amman, Amman

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Public transport in Jordan is limited, so an independent side trip to Karak Castle from Amman means negotiating with private drivers. This private full-day tour to Karak eliminates this hassle and uncertainty: letting you pre book a trip to this Crusader-built, 12th-century castle. Travel the King’s Highway by private air-conditioned leisure vehicle and your own English-Speaking Driver. You can choose to tour alone or hire a local guide (at your own expense) to appreciate the history and panoramic views.

What's Included

English-speaking driver

Entrance Fees to Karak Castle

Hotel pick-up and drop -off

On board WI-FI

Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants

What's Not Included

All type of beverages

All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver, Guide, and Horse Boy) – Recommended

All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)

Anything else not mentioned

Local guide where not mentioned

Personal Expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request.
  • Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Depart from Amman hotel with your own private leisure vehicle and English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide through the Kings highway to visit the city of Karak and its fortress built between 1110 and 1143 A.D. during the Crusades, and was considered the biggest fortress in the Levant, which was then taken by Saladin. From there you will admire great panoramic views. Karak City is set on a triangular plateau that rises 900 meters above sea level, surrounded by ancient walls forming the old city, and its castle form the South Summit of this city, it was built by the Crusaders after they took the city.

• Admission Ticket Free

Karak Castle
During the Byzantine era Karak was a station for the Archbishop and it held the Nazareth Church, which was revered by the people at that time. Karak city reached its historical peak, during the Crusaders period when it was named the Desert Jewel. Karak Castle was before the occupation of the Crusaders under Muslim rule for a long period. After the Crusaders rule and in the year of 1183 A.D. Saladin sieged Karak Castle, but it didn't surrender until 1189 A.D., and shortly after that the Crusaders were expelled from there. Even during the Mamluks and the Ottoman period, the castle was used as a fortress, and there were several extensions. However, it was abandoned after the First World War. Now Karak is an important Medieval Castle not to be missed when you are in Jordan!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Upgrade your tour with an poptional visit to the Islamic shrines of Prophet Noah, Zaid ibn Ali ibn Al-Hussein, Dawud, and tombs of Jaafar bin Abi Taleb known as Jaafar el Tayyer Zaid bin Haritha, and Abdullah bin rawahah for an engaging spiritual experience.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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