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Address: Jerash, Jordan
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$156*
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Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman
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$87*
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Private Half Day Tour to Jerash

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Stunning Decapolis city ruin

We had a private tour guide who gave us lots of great information before arriving and during the tour. Bring your walking shoes and camera as the ruins and vistas are amazing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bend, Oregon via Anchorage, AK
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Bend, Oregon via Anchorage, AK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We had a private tour guide who gave us lots of great information before arriving and during the tour. Bring your walking shoes and camera as the ruins and vistas are amazing and cover an area that has a wall 3.5 miles around it. The one weird incident we had was a young male who approached us wordlessly, acting like... More 

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Munich, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Old Ruins, well preserved, worths to visit. You can learn about this place in internet, let me explain you how to get there. You have mainly 3 options: 1- Arrange a tour from hotel: We asked for this option, they offered us 60JD for Jerash and Adjloun (for two). They pick you up, guide you and bring you back. First... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Unlike Petra, the ruins are jerash are a lot easier to access, not very spread out, and very few stairs. This makes it a whole lot easier for someone who has trouble walking the longer distances and/or climbing then enless stairs at Petra. The ruins themselves are absolutely gorgeous and preserved well enough so that the layouts of the ancient... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There was plenty to explore here. 4 hours should do it. Many street vendors to provide you with souvenirs. Ambient sounds provided by local minarets. Restaurant inside a little basic but I was hungry and needed a sandwich. OK.

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bough beech
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This site makes it so easy to imagine yourself as a Roman strolling around town. Magnificent site with daily horse races in the hippodrome. March means wildflowers are everywhere, a strangely soothing and aesthetically pleasing site. Surely a must for anyone.

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tip #1: Beware of strangers that will pretend to share bits and pieces of information about the place. And they speak very good English. After the "tour", they will demand a hefty fee! Dirty trick. Tip #2: Bring your own guidebook and you need not rely on any human guide or the scanty signages. See my earlier comment. While much... More 

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Asyut, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very impressed by the size and amount of ruins there. It takes 1-2 hours to go through the place. on a sunny day, its very nice, 2 roman theaters... just amazing. Its also very close to Amman, which is good for limited time. Must See..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jerash is a magnificent site and well worth visiting. But this is the first place in Jordan where I felt it was more about making money off tourists than in re-investing in the site. First of all the entry was through a tourist bazaar like in Egypt and it was hard to find the ticket office. Then when I asked... More 

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Riverdale, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Jerash maintains some of the most well preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East. Located an hour drive north from Amman, you can spend several hours taking pictures and walking through the ruins. Excavation of the city initially began in the 1920's and still continues today. Drive up to Jerash to step back in time and witness the Roman columns,... More 

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This city was hidden for centuries before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years. A large part of it still has to be excavated. It was an impressive city with paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, theatres, spacious public plazas and a huge hippodrome for chariot racing. You can get a glimpse of what it must have looked... More 

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