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One Day Tour to Jerash and Ajloun and Dead Sea

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Morning pick up from Amman hotel, drive north to Jerash (Gerasa), one of the Roman Decapolis the best-preserved city outside Roman and visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. And then drive down to Rabad Castle (Ajloun Castle) you will visit the Islamic military castle of Ajloun, the castle was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders. Then you will begin the one-hour drive to the Dead Sea. Being the lowest point on earth and filled with a variety of minerals with medicinal properties the site has developed into a health spa-like hotspot. The mineral concentration in the mud is used for therapeutic and beauty treatments. Queen Cleopatra and Sheba both were said to have known the value of the site and used it. Due to high salinity, the water supports no form of life hence the name the Dead Sea and floating is very easy. Be sure to prepare to swim and relax in the mud before heading back to Amman.

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Stop At: Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Jerash Ruins

Jerash is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. The Jerash Archaeological Museum displays artifacts excavated from the site.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

Ajloun Castle is a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan. It is placed on a hilltop belonging to the Mount Ajloun district, also known as Jabal 'Auf after a Bedouin tribe which had captured the area in the 12th century

Duration: 1 hour