Cave of the Seven Sleepers and Amman Islamic Sites Tour from Amman or Dead Sea
Then drive 20 mins to the most popular attraction outside of Amman is Kahf Al-Raqim or The Cave of The Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave.
To preserve them, Allah put them to sleep, and when they revived 300 years later (309 lunar years as inimitability mentioned in the Holy Qur'an), they thought that they were only asleep for a day or so. Christianity was widespread by then, and when they were discovered, Allah put them to rest forever. At the cave, there still stands Byzantine and Roman ruins as well as a mosque, which exactly fit the descriptions in the Holy Qur'an.
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks
- Local Guide (available at sites)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
This tour is highly recommended if you are interested with this history. This history was mentioned in Christian and Islamic story and script. It is worth to see the place as part of visiting other places in Amman since the place is only 7 miles from Amman.