Welcome to Umm Qais


According to the Bible, it was here that Jesus performed the miracle of the Gadarene swine: casting the demons out of two men into a herd of pigs.

Today Umm Qais is at the forefront of community-tourism development in Jordan, and it's worth staying a night or two to enjoy an increasing array of options, from hiking and biking to beekeeping, foraging and cooking classes.


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$131.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full-Day Tour: Umm Qais and Ajloun from Dead Sea

Depart from Dead Sea hotel to visit 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 "docomanos" street that leads to the theater which is different than other roman theaters since this one is directed west instead of north. 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. Proceed to visit the city of Ajlun to visit the Islamic Castle of the 12th Century in the time of Saladin.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour to Umm Qais from Amman

You will be picked up at 9am for this 6 hour tour. You will be driven to visit Umm 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.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full Day Tour to Umm Qais and Ajloun from Amman

Drive to visit Umm Qais to see the Governor’s House that has been restored and opened as a museum, here you will be able to see far reaching views over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. You will be able to walk the docomanos street that leads to the theater. Your tour will continue to the basilica church to see its octagonal altar that was once a temple.The tour will continue to the main street of Cardomaximo and see the unique Roman city. Proceed to visit the city of Ajlun to visit the Islamic Castle of the 12th Century in the time of Saladin.

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