Private Half-Day Pella Tour from Amman
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Private Half-Day Pella Tour from Amman

6 h
Half Day
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About this activity
Be picked up at 8a.m. from your hotel in Amman to drive to Pella. Enjoy the beautiful drive to Pella through the cities of Jerash and Ajloun with your knowledgeable English-speaking Driver. Pella is a village in North West of Jordan, it is located to the East of Al Masharih town; the city was constructed in the Hellenistic Era in the time of Alexander the Great. The first literary reference to the city is from the 19th century B.C. when it is mentioned in Egyptian texts as Pihilum, or Pehel. It was a flourishing trade center with links with Syria, Cyprus, as well as Egypt. On the division of Alexander's Empire, its name was later Hellenized to Pella, in honor of Alexander's birthplace. In the 7th century A.D. Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years. In 747 A.D. Pella (along with much of Jordan) was destroyed by a huge earthquake, only a small rural community lived here afterwards during the Mamluk and Abbasid periods. After discovering the site on your own for an hour, enjoying the view of the Jordan Valley, and walking around you will be transported back to Amman. On the way back you may stop for lunch at your own expense.
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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transfer by air conditioned vehicle according number of participants
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Entry/Admission - Pella
Not included
  • Local guide where not mentioned
  • Food and drinks
  • Infant meals
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Robert G
4 | 2018-10-12

The tour was as described. My driver, Mahmoud, arrived at the hotel for my pickup right on time. He provided quite a bit of information as we drove from Amman to Pella. The route from Salt to Pella was new to me and I enjoyed the beautiful scene overlooking the Jordan River valley. I was the only visitor to Pella on the day I went. There is a visitor center under construction but is not yet open. There are a few signs describing the ruins, it was helpful to do a bit of research ahead of time about the site. This is noting like Jerash. However it is humbling to be able to walk around the ancient city. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for rough terrain if you go. Mahmoud stopped at a few vantage points so I could take some pictures on the way back. He also stopped at a falafel store and purchase a few tasty ones for me. I enjoyed the outing to explore outside of Amman. This is really more like a 1/2 day tour as we started at 8 am and I was back to the hotel around 12:30.

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