Umm Qais: Explore the Roman Decapolis city, culture center and home to poets with a great philosophers.
Jerash : “Gerasa” is indisputably the most complete and best preserved Graeco-Roman city in the middle east.
What you will do
Pickup from your central hotel, settle into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your private driver, who doubles as your guide on your journey.
Take the opportunity to explore the north of Jordan on a day tour from Amman. In the morning we drive two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities, founded by Alexander the Great. Here you have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Heading to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. We visit the spectacular Forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Jerash has a rhythm not seen anywhere else in Jordan.
End the Journey
After completing your joyful tour, we would like to bid you farewell by our driver or representative to your hotel or residence.
Pick up and drop off from hotel.
Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure vehicle, according number of participants with experienced assisting.
Dedicated English-Speaking Driver.
On board WI-FI.
Spot Local English-Speaking guide at the major sites visited.
All entrance fees to the sites and museums which listed in itinerary.
1 small mineral water per person.
All Service charges & local taxes.
Support team available 24/7.
Any kind of Meals, drinks or beverages.
All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver, and Guide) – Highly Recommended.
Anything else not mentioned.
Pick up and drop off from Amman Queen Alia Airport available by request for lay over day tour.
Travel Insurance. Highly recommended.
Government licensed English speaking professional tour guides. is available upon your request.
Umm Qais And Jerash
Price and Availability
Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure vehicle with WIFI, according number of participants with experienced assisting, dedicated English-Speaking Driver.
Minimum number of travelers must be (2 adults) to confirm the booking with these rates.
Prices above are per person in USD ($).
Solo Travelleravailable upon request. please check “Extras” field.
Rates are based on standard vehicle type.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
The duration of transfers is approximate, as the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
Looking to book in a group of 10 traveler or more?
Deals, savings and exclusive private touring options available plus if you need a different date or itinerary change we can create a custom trip. Contact us for more details.
You can also design your own package and service with a short visit to our Tailor made page.
For entry visa and passport requirements see our post Jordan Visa Information.
What to bring?
Your medicine if you use.
Passport or ID card.
It is not allowed to bring drones or telescopes without permission into Jordan.
What are the opening and closing hours for tourist sites?
Most sites open from 08:00 until 17:00 during summer time and from 08:00 until 16:00 during winter time, noting that these sites close earlier during Ramadan. On the other hand, Petra is open all year long from 6:00 till 18:00.
Shall I arrange travel insurance by myself?
We recommend the purchase of adequate travel insurance for all overseas travel. It is currently a prerequisite to have medical travel insurance.
What sort of transport do you use in Jordan?
Depending on the group size, you'll be travelling in an air-conditioned vehicle such as a mini van or coach (depending on group size). At the entrance to the Wadi Rum protected area you'll board well-used 4x4 vehicles to navigate the rolling orange sands. Six passengers get in each vehicle plus a local driver. It's the quickest and easiest way to get to our desert camp.
What is Jordan currency?
The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided into 100 piasters (pronounced “pee-asters”) of 1000 fils (“fills”). The fils is the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as 4.750 (which is 4 JD and 750 fils). Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank. Map Tours’ advises passengers to exchange any spending money before they commence their tour. Whilst on tour it may not be possible for the tour rep to arrange for a passenger to be specially taken to exchange money and not all places of interest will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards. We also advise our passengers to keep some cash JOD & USD or Euro.
Can i use credit card in Jordan?
Credit cards are widely accepted in Jordan at hotels, restaurants and shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it’s essential for shopping in the local souks.
How much shall I tip?
Although Tipping "gratuities" is not obligatory, but the people who are working in the tourism sector depend on tips as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary and widely expected in Jordan, while The amount depends on the situation. For example, In the restaurants, it is good to give 10% tip directly to the waiter even when there is service charge added to the bill as the service tax does not go to the waiters.
Is Wi-Fi readily available in Jordan?
Wi-Fi service is available in all hotels, cafes and restaurants, but do not expect it in Wadi Rum. In order to be able to stay online, we recommend that you purchase a local sim card upon your arrival.