Half Day Tour to Desert Castles from Amman
The structures are called “castles” because of their imposing stature. The desert complexes once served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions, and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins.
Inside the castlesm, early Islamic art can be found. The fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings are inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions and reveal to us countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th Century.
Alongside the castles you will also visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, which had been in continuous use since late Roman times, and was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt
- Transportation by new air-conditioned vehicles
- Professional English-speaking driver
- All transfers as described in the program
- Meals and beverage.
- Tips and private expenses.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
I took this tour on 3/23/2018, my driver as Jamal. He arrived early at my hotel, and I was the only passenger in the car. Jamal had a bottle of water, a nice gesture. He spoke English, provided opportunities for me to photograph animals along the way. The sites were not overrun by tourists, and the architecture offered a glimpse into bygone times. It is cost effective not to take the tour on weekends, price more than doubled in my case!! The cost of 3JD entrance feee is included in the tour price. The driver my not be aware of this!!!! No brochures were available at any of the 3 sites, and you explore on your own. I enjoyed the tour.