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.
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.