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Private Half-Day Pella Tour from Amman

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  • 6 hr

Visit the ancient city of Pella on a private tour from Amman to explore Greco-Roman ruins, 6,000 years of history, and a fascinating destination that many visitors overlook entirely. Travelling to Pella from Amman with a private new leisure vehicle and your own private English – Speaking Driver is a hassle-free alternative to finding your own transport that ensures an early start on the day, maximizing your time at the archeological site. Pella, also known in Arabic as (Tabaqat Fahl) is considered one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism; it is rich in archaeological monuments that go back to the antiquity. During this period, Pella was one of the ten cities making up the Decapolis. If you are a history and archaeology lover this tour is a must, Pella is considered more significant to archaeologists than Jerash as it reveals evidence of 6000 years of continuous settlement. In fact, it’s regarded as the most historically significant site in all Jordan.

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Stop At: Pella

Drive to visit Pella, with your own private leisure vehicle and English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. Pella, also known in Arabic as (Tabaqat Fahl), considered one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism, its rich in archaeological monuments that go back to the antiquity. During this period Pella was one of the ten cities making up the Decapolis. Pella is a village in North West of Jordan, its 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 and 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.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Pella

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. However, 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. Pella is considered more significant to archaeologists than Jerash as it reveals evidence of 6000 years of continuous settlement. In fact, it’s regarded as the most historically significant site in all Jordan. Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.