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

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A glimpse into the past

This site was the ancient town of Gadara which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley. If the weather is clear you can see Lake Tiberius in the distance and from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This site was the ancient town of Gadara which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley. If the weather is clear you can see Lake Tiberius in the distance and from the highest point you can see breathtaking views of 3 countries. You can get an idea of how impressive the town was from looking at the ruins.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Umm Qais, is a town in northern Jordan near the site of the ancient town of Gadara. It is situated in the extreme north-west of the country, where the borders of Jordan, Palastine and Syria meet, perched on a hilltop (378 metres (1,240 ft) above sea level), overlooking the sea of Tiberias, the Golan heights and the Yarmuk gorge. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We looked around Umm Qais but without a guide on a day trip out of Amman at the start of our tour of Jordan. As a small site we were told that this had information points around the site which would provide info, unfortunately these have faded significantly in the sun which meant that many were un-readable. However the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You enter into the Roman ruins, Ottoman village, and walk along the Roman roads where you can still see the chariot marks on the limestone. The Roman theatre is in good condition and you sit in the seats of the theatre. The stage is in ruins, but it gives you a place to look out at the view around the... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As the northern most tourist site in Jordan you are primarily driving all this way for the view. While the black stones are unique the ruins don't compare to Jarash but the view can make the drive worthwhile. Great new viewing platform built last year.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had heard wonderful reviews of the views here - words can't describe it. You enter into the Roman ruins, Ottoman village and walk along the Roman roads where you can still see the chariot marks on the limestone. The Roman theatre is in good condition to walk in and sit in the seats of the theatre. The stage is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The ruins are quite unusual as they are a unique type of stone. The view of the lake is incredible and the tour was alright.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I feel that the decline of tourism in Jordan over the last few years has hurt this site. I haven't been here before, but the site needs some TLC. My husband I had pretty much had the site to ourselves for the first hour, so if you want no crowds, go first thing in the morning. I loved the black... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fantastic views of the Dead Sea and Golan Heights. The ancient Roman ruins at Umm Qais are some of the best you'll see anywhere.

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Amman, Jordan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very poor museum Must be improved in order to match the place Or close it, this is an amazing historical place needs more attention

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