Daily Tour from Amman to The Desert Castles
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Daily Tour from Amman to The Desert Castles
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Daily Tour from Amman to The Desert Castles

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About this activity
At 8.30am start the private tour from your hotel in Amman to the first fortress. Transfers from site to site last about 45 minutes each. The first stop is thought to have been built by the Romans around 300 CE, during the reign of Diocletian. The structure was also used by the Byzantines and Umayyads. Qasr al-Azraq underwent its final major stage of building in 1237 CE, when the Mamluks redesigned and fortified it. In the 16th century the Ottoman Turks stationed a garrison there, and Lawrence of Arabia made the fortress his desert headquarters during the winter of 1917, during the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
Heading back towards Amman on Highway 40, Qusayr ‘Amra is about 17.5 miles (28 km) from Azraq. This is the best preserved of the desert castles, and probably the most charming. It was built during the reign of the Caliph Walid I (705-715 CE) as a luxurious bath house. Qasr al-Harraneh remains an enigma to archaeologists and historians. With its high walls, arrow slits, four corner towers and square shape of a Roman fortress, Qasr al-Harraneh would appear to be a defensive castle.
You will then be driven back to your hotel in Amman.
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Included
  • Professional English Speaking Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Free WiFI
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Features
Tourism
90%
Cultural
45%
Sport
25%
Original
15%
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