8 Best Tours In Amman, Jordan - Updated 2024

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Amman, the capital city of Jordan is a city of contrasts; it blends the old with the new creating a fascinating journey for those who venture in its lands. It is a city where you can enjoy the Middle East experience. Here are the eight best tours in and around Amman for an immersive Jordanian trip!

1. Private half-day tour to Jerash (from USD 108.0)

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On this guided half-day tour, discover the ancient civilizations from the Roman Empire. The remains of settlements dating from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods have been found in the city, indicating that this place has been a location for human occupation for more than 2,500 years. Explore the original temples, theaters, and plazas of the city and see the biblical land of the Gilead and its ancient ruins. The guides for the tour are provided by the Authority of Jerash, under the Ministry of Tourism.

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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash from Amman

Duration: 5 hours

36 reviews

2. Half-day tour to Umayyad Desert Castles from Amman (from USD 80.0)

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Visit the beautiful examples of Islamic art and architecture that are the Umayyad castles. They are called ‘castles’ because of their imposing stature. These castles are a testament to the fascinating history of the city. The complexes were earlier used for various purposes; inside the castle, you can see the amazing Islamic art. The frescoes, mosaics, stone carvings are inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions.

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From Amman: Umayyad Desert Castles Tour with Transfer

Duration: 6.0 hour

53 reviews

3. Private tour: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Al-Mujib Siq, and Dead Sea day trip from Amman (from USD 125.0)

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On this tour, visit six of the highlights of Jordan. You visit St. George’s Church, home to the famous Mosaic Map. Admire the 6th-century-floor mosaic. You also visit the nearby church of the Martyrs to view the mosaic. After that, visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses is believed to have seen the Promised Land and died.

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Madaba, Mt Nebo, Wadi Mujab Siq Trail, Dead Sea: Private Tour

Duration: 8 hours

29 reviews

4. Private full-day Dead Sea trip with lunch and optional spa treatment (from USD 108.0)

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Enjoy the entire day getting therapeutic treatment in the Dead Sea, which can be termed as the natural spa. The sea is located at the lowest point on Earth at 1,312 feet (400 meters). Enjoy the waters and mineral beaches. The water has a very high salt content that is enough to keep you afloat. It is a good opportunity for non-swimmers to enjoy. At lunch, choose from an array of Middle Eastern or international cuisines at the Crystal Restaurant in the Dead Sea Spa Hotel while enjoying the view of the sea.

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Amman to Dead Sea Private Day Trip with Optional Spa Treatment

Duration: 8 hours

5. Private Wadi Mujib Siq Trail hiking experience from the Dead Sea (from USD 134.0)

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Add some outdoor activity to your Jordan experience and hike the Siq Trail through the steep Wadi Mujib river canyon. This steep river gorge lies within the Mujib biosphere reserve, which is the world’s lowest reserve set at 410 meters (1,350 feet) below sea level. Admire the canyon, with its sandstone cliffs towering above the river bed. Follow the river as it weaves between the rock walls while soaking in the beautiful and timeless scenery. Arrive at the waterfall at the end of the canyon. You can take rest or swim in the natural rock pool.

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Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour from the Dead Sea

Duration: 4 hours

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6. Private half-day cooking class including lunch or dinner (from USD 108.0)

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Cook and enjoy Arabic dishes in this enjoyable and homely cooking class. The class will take place in Beit Sitti, which in Arabic means “my grandmother’s house.” Enjoy the experience of cooking authentic Arabic dishes with Old and traditional songs being played in the background. Finish your cooking with a meal where you enjoy the delicacies you cooked, which ends with a cup of coffee as is traditional in Jordanian homes.

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Half Day Cooking Class Experience with Amman Panoramic Tour

Duration: 3 hours

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7. Petra full-day private tour from Amman (from USD 93.06)

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Enjoy this guided tour of Petra, which begins with a 2.5-hour drive from Amman. You will visit the major attractions and learn about the history of the city and its founding. Hear about the fascinating history of the Nabateans who built the city out of rocks. At the end of the narrow canyon known as Al Siq, you’ll marvel at the Grecian-style façade of Al Khazneh.

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Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

Duration: 10.0 hour

111 reviews

8. Amman food tour (from USD 200.0)

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On this tour, enjoy the delicious delicacies of Amman. You first visit the Citadel Amman’s landmark located high on the hilltop, then the bustling downtown Roman Theater in the heart of the city center. From here, you go to Rainbow Street to taste the famous Jordanian falafel, served hot and fresh for the meat lovers. You then go to Shawremeh Reem and the tour ends with desserts of baklava or knefeh, which is a favorite sweet served in Jordanian households.

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Private Half Day Amman City and Food Tour

Duration: 5 hours

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Let the Middle East blow your mind!

Discover the best of Amman with these eight tours. The mixture of different tours and places will give you the authentic Middle East experience and get you acquainted with the history, culture, and tradition of the city.

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