Private Full-Day Desert Castle and Dead Sea Tour from Amman

Private & Custom Tours in Jordan

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Start your 7 hours private tour by traveling back in time to discover the world of medieval Islamic art and architecture on this tour with private driver of the Eastern Desert castles. Setting out from your Dead Sea hotel, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharana, first built by the Romans then completed by the Umayyad caliphs, and Qasr al-Asraq, where Lawrence of Arabia had his headquarters during World War one. After completing the historical part of this tour; off to more Laid-back time where you will descend lowest point on earth and  the first natural spa in the world the Dead Sea. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed!
 A visit of several Islamic medieval desert castles that offer a number of fortresses with fresco art and zodiac dome like: Qasr Amra from the Umayyads era, Qasr Kharaneh a Roman then Umayyed fortress built and completed in 710 AD, and Qaser Azraq where T. E Lawrence of Arabia had his headquarters. Start this tour by visiting Al- Azrak Castle one of the historical castles in Jordan it was built of black basalt in the center of Al-A zrak Oasis just 100 Kilometers east of Amman. Off to visit the old Umayyad Amara Castle. This rare architectural masterpiece set in the heart of the desert , and its  most notable for the frescoes on the inside walls, and the dome of the palace, which covers hot water bath ceiling look like a piece of the sky where the towers heavenly plotted show great skill. And tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. And last stop is to visit Kharaneh Castle it is one of the best-preserved Umayyad monuments. This castle was built in a square shape for defense prepossess. It is also possible that some of these structures, like Qusayr Amra, Kharaneh and Mshash, served as resting places for high government officials on their way to Hejaz. Continue to the Dead Sea and the desert of Moab, which is 55 kilometers from Amman – the lowest point on earth, 400 meters under sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself; there is no living fish! It is by far one of Jordan’s most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun is known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed!

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private Transfer by air conditioned leisure vehicle according number of participants
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Entrance fees to the 3 Castles
  • Entrance to the Dead Sea Spa hotel with a complimentary towel (if option selected) 

What’s not included

  • All type of meals, beverages, and water
  • All type of tips
  • Guide
  • Anything else not mentioned
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