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Private Full-Day Umm Qais Visit from Dead Sea

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your Dead Sea hotel, relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver, and journey to the ancient site of Umm Qais in northern Jordan.

    On route, travel through the rugged interior, taking in the passing countryside, towns, and villages. Your driver will point out places of interest but will not act as your guide at Umm Qais.

    On arrival at Umm Qais, make your way to the hillside archaeological site, home to the ruins of Gadara, an ancient city that was one of the Roman Decapolis league. Meet a local guide and set out to explore, stopping to admire the views of the north Jordan valley, Golan Heights, and Sea of Galilee as you go.

    Stroll around the ruins, some built in black basalt and mingled with the remains of an abandoned Ottoman-era village, as your guide shares tales of Gadara’s 2nd-century golden age.

    Stride along the Decumanus, one of the still-paved streets, and admire the black-rock, restored West Theatre, unusual for facing west rather than north. Learn how it seated around 3,000, and inspect the 6th-century Byzantine Basilica, seeing its octagonal interior with its altar space and columns, and the remains of what were shops underneath.

    Continue along the main Cardomaximo street, learning how it travels east-west rather than in the usual north-south direction. Look for marks of long-ago chariot wheels, and admire other must-sees such as the city gateway, arches, temples, and more.

    Round things off at the Umm Qais Museum, housed in the former, restored Ottoman governor’s residence. View the impressive artifacts here, including statues, mosaics, and other relics excavated from the site.

    With your explorations over, reconvene with your vehicle and relax on your ride back to the Dead Sea, where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel in Dead Sea
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private return transfers by air-conditioned vehicle according to number of participants
    • English-speaking driver
    • Local English-speaking guide at Umm Qais
    • Entry/Admission - Umm Qais Museum
    • Local guide where not mentioned
    • All type of meals, beverages and water
    • Infant meals
    • Entrance fees to additional sites
    • Any other service not mentioned
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No refund for any unused services by the clients
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Zaid Tours and Travel
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    Pella was an outstanding experience for us! Absolutely gorgeous site, rich with history and beautiful scenery. Our
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    Wonderful trip, thanks to a great driver
    We had a wonderful trip to Jordan due to the excellent planning of Zaid Tours. In particular our driver, Hasan,
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    Irene R
    lovely day private ammonia city
    My driver Basil was extremely nice and kind to me. I had a great day between visiting the city and having a great
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    Amman O
    Simply the best.
    Been dealing with ZTT since coming back to Jordan in 2015. They cater to all my travel needs. Highly recommended
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    Colin H
    A very relaxing place with great staff
    A nice hotel with wonderfully helpful staff. It takes about 60 min to get from Amman airport (taxi was JD 35). A
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    Marco González
    Queretaro City, Mexico
    Amazing experience!!!
    Excellent service with a complete tour, our guide "Fati" is extraordinary with his work and very friendly!...
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    Tour not quite interesting enough; tour operator good
    No issues with the tour operator. They were organized well enough. This tour simply is not interesting enough to
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    Carlos A
    It was quite an expensive experience, but the whole pack it's worth. I felt save and everything really
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    Chicago, Illinois
    A Great Way To Get Some Highlights Of Jordan!
    If you don't want to spend the entire day at the Dead Sea and want to see other highlights of Jordan, this tour is
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    Fun water sport!! Pulse raising as well :)
    I have been wanting to post a review on this place for a very long time. It was April 2015 when we visited here.
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