1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Amman: Catch Sight Of Desert Castles And Oasis!
Visit the "Desert Castles", the three buildings in the eastern Jordanian desert. Learn how the Oasis of Azraq, the Azraq fortress, Amra (remains of a hunting lodge) and Kharaneh had played their part in the history of this country.
Amman, Al-Azraq, Amra, Kharaneh, Amman
Get picked up at your hotel or pre-arranged spot by your Jordanian tour guide.
Drive to the Oasis of Al Azraq, recently rehabilitated. Very important in ancient times since it was the source of fresh water for many miles around.
Visit the Azraq Fortress, built by the Romans to control the Oasis and used by Ummayad, Abbasid, Ottoman and even Lawrence of Arabia as military headquarters. The only one of the "Castles" which was actually a fortress.
Continue to Amra, the remains of a hunting lodge built by a Caliph in the 8th century. It has unique frescoes on the walls, unheard of for Islamic art.
Go on to Kharaneh, evocative of kasbahs, with a classical Caravan Serai structure, but not in any caravan route. Perhaps related to Amra and surrounded by fossils.
Return to Amman.
Transportation in modern vehicles with AC and all the amenities.
A professional driver as the drive is not an easy one.
Jordanian tour guide and commentary throughout in English or Spanish.
Entrance fees. The castles are included in the Jordan Pass, but the Oasis is not.
The tour can be done in a half day and combined with Amman City or Amman by Night.
150USD request this tour
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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