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Jerash Ruins

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

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Outstanding best thing we did in Jordan

Great experience.. Sure glad we didit.. About 2 hours inside the gates.. Tour guides we very expensive.. This was the only stop we did not hire a local guide. They wanted 30 JD... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Great experience.. Sure glad we didit.. About 2 hours inside the gates.. Tour guides we very expensive.. This was the only stop we did not hire a local guide. They wanted 30 JD OR $42 USD. BETTER LARGER Roman Ruins than we saw in Rome.. 48 KM NORTH OF Amman .. The taxi was 50 JD or $70 USD for... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On our last day in Jordan we headed north to see the a Roman ruins at Jerash. It is a spectacular site and well worth a visit for half a day at least. The entrance cost is reasonable and the site litter free. The Roman columns and pillars are great to see and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I visited Jordan primarily to see Petra and Amman and this was added to the tour I took. It easily surpassed the other sites in Jordan. It is astonishing how much of the archeological site remains. The theater has acoustical properties giving any seated audience member the ability to hear spoken word from the stage. The columns were made to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My sister lived in Amman for a few years and went out to visit her, we came here and I really enjoyed it! Great day out learning about the history and architecture of the Roman Empire

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a must see if you like Roman history. They built fantastic cities. There is still excavating going on, so who knows what else they will find. They have not even found where the people lived. The Romans did everything in a majestic way.Bedouin security personnel play the bagpipes in the amphitheater. Don't miss this attraction.

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Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Jerash is an amazing city dating back to the Hellenic times with a temple to Zeus and one to Artemis. The most exciting part is the " Cardo" a colonnaded walk almost one kilometer long.Of course the roman amphitheaters are no less Magnificient. In the northern amphitheater very often one gets to hear a local band of retired Bedouin security... More 

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Maastricht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The ruins of Jerash are absolutely a must do visit and after Pompeii one of the most remarkable Roman place I have ever visited. The Adrian Gate at the main entrance are majestic and the hippodrome is interesting, but the real gem is the city that lies just after the walls: impressive squares and theatres, great temples and fountains. But... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Hired a cab from Jordan for a day trip. Plenty of tour guides to hire here as well as from Amman - up to you if you want too. I like traveling solo n don't care much for tour guides. Loved the experience and believed 3-4 hours was plenty of time. Take plenty of water and sun protection. Decent little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have to say that this set of ruins is very well maintained and in incredible shape. It take you back to the ruins you will see all over Italy. There are two theaters, the colonnaded street, the Agora and the temples of Artemis and Zeus. My guide Sammy was EXCELLENT and quite the joker (had a great time laughing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What a privilege it was to walk around the ancient site of Jerash, I could quite imagine the busling City of yesterday year. Our guide Sam put meat on the bones by providing a wonderful commentary about what happened in the city through the years. A wonderful ambassador for his company and his country.

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