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Many of the ruins are spread out and in need of excavation, so some walking and a bit of imagination are required to get the most from the site. The superb setting just above the Jordan Valley can be reward enough, particularly when the land blooms in spring.


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$68.75 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Half-Day Pella Tour from Amman

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.

$156.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Full-Day Umm Qais, Pella, and Jerash Tour from Amman

You will be picked up at 7.00am for this 10 hour historical tour to the best preserved Roman Ruins site of Jordan. You will be driven to visit Um Qais. This is where the Ottoman Governor’s House has been restored and opened as a museum; the surrounding area offers views over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. You will walk the docomanos street that leads to the theater, different to other Roman Theatres.Proceed to the basilica, church, to see its octagonal altar which was a temple. Continue to the main street Cardomaximo which means the main street. The direction of this street is from east to west, usually the roman streets are from north to south. It is a unique roman city different than Jerash another roman city in Jordan worth the visit.From Um Qais you will be driven to Pella. It is a village in North West of Jordan 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 BC 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. In the 7th century AD, Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years. But in 747 AD, 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. Off to visit Jerash - The most complete and well preserved city of the Roman Empire. Jerash is one of the Decapolis cities to the north of Amman. During the Roman Empire it was often called “Pompoeii of the East”. Alexander the Great first built Jerash in the 2nd century B.C. We will enter through the main gate of the city and visit its Oval Plaza, Colonnaded Street as well as it theaters, and temples. The choice is almost endless; seeing believes what Jerash has to offer. It is a journey in time!After discovering all the sites you will be transported back to Amman.

$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Full-Day Umm Qais and Pella Day Trip from Amman

Be picked up from your Amman hotel in the morning and drive to Umm Qais, where the Ottoman Governor’s House has been restored and opened as a museum. Umm Qais offers beautiful views over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. Start the visit walking the street that leads to the theater which is different than other Roman theaters since this one faces west instead of north. Proceed to the basilica to see its octagonal altar, which was once a temple. Continue to the main street of Cardomaximo, meaning the main street. The direction of this street is from east to west, usually the roman streets are from north to south. It is a unique Roman city, very different from Jerash, another Roman city in Jordan worth the visit. Drive to one of the most outstanding historical sites on the map of Jordan tourism, Pella. Its rich archaeological monuments date back to the Antiquity. During this period Pella was one of the ten cities making up the Decapolis. Pella is a village in the northwest of Jordan, located east of Al Masharih. The city was constructed in the Hellenistic Era, the time of Alexander the Great. The first literary reference to the city is from the 19th century BC 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.After discovering all the sites you will be transported back to Amman.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Private North Tour Jerash Ajlun and Pella from Amman

You will be picked up from your hotel in Amman to visit of Jerash, The most complete and well preserved city of the Roman Empire. Jerash is one of the Decapolis cities to the north of Amman. During the Roman Empire it was often called “Pompoeii of the East”, which indicates the great example of Roman urbanization. A journey through time walking its streets, theaters, temples and places among the great colonnade, the Arc de Triumph, the Oval Plaza and the temples of Zeus and Artemis.  Continue to the city of Ajloun visit the Medieval Castle of Ajloun built by the Muslims during the 12th Century in the time of Saladin for defensive purposes during the crusaders. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and green north fields from its unique towers.   There are two theories for the name of Ajloun either (iron) as there was iron material in the area or because it was built on top of a monastery after the priest name. Drive to visit Pella (Also known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) is 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 BC 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. In the 7th century AD, Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years. But in 747 AD, 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.

$162.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private North Tour Jerash Ajloun and Pella from Dead Sea

You will be picked up from your hotel in Dead Sea area to visit of Jerash, The most complete and well preserved city of the Roman Empire. Jerash is one of the Decapolis cities to the north of Amman. During the Roman Empire it was often called “Pompoeii of the East”, which indicates the great example of Roman urbanization. A journey through time walking its streets, theaters, temples and places among the great colonnade, the Arc de Triumph, the Oval Plaza and the temples of Zeus and Artemis.  Continue to the city of Ajloun visit the Medieval Castle of Ajloun built by the Muslims during the 12th Century in the time of Saladin for defensive purposes during the crusaders. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and green north fields from its unique towers.   There are two theories for the name of Ajloun either (iron) as there was iron material in the area or because it was built on top of a monastery after the priest name.   Drive to visit Pella (Also known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) is 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 BC 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. In the 7th century AD, Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years. But in 747 AD, 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.

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