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Address: Kerak, Jordan
Phone Number: 96265678444
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$156*
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Jordan Castle Tour from Amman
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$69*
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Private Half Day Kerak: Kings Highway Tour from Amman

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Interesting and good stop

We visited as part of a 'Travel talk' tour on our way to the dead sea from Petra. It was a nice stop and an interesting place to see. It's quite big and well preserved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
champkis
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as part of a 'Travel talk' tour on our way to the dead sea from Petra. It was a nice stop and an interesting place to see. It's quite big and well preserved.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

When we arrived we were lucky to find some parking in front of a restaurant nearby. Otherwise parking and traffic looked like it could be difficult. We were told that we had to pay for entrance and then we chowed them our Jordan Pass. Then we were told that we had to pay for our children, all who were 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I have to say that part of the charme was the fact that we were all alone here. Like pioneers on a treasure hunt! Castle is huge and provides a great view on the surroundings. You walk through the chambers and see how they used to defend the city. A real treat for castle lovers.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I am my wife visited Kerak castle on our way from Dead Sea to Petra. Finding a way to castle was a bit of a challenge, as no clear signs were around. At the castle we hired local bedouin for JD 15 to give us 45 mins overview and some insights into the castle's history. Guide prices range between 10... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This castle dominates the current city of Al Kerak, which is actually incorporated into its ancient walls. Surrounded by hills and olive trees, looking out over the land you can only imagine what Crusader soldiers felt waiting for an inevitable attack. The castle was so well built and defended, the Ottomans only occupied it after the Crusaders abandoned it. It's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The castle is quite large and a large proportion of it it intact. There is a superb view in every direction as you would expect from a crusader fort. Some of the rooms are quite large with high vaulted ceilings. We left the castle via the old town, and because there was so much traffic we were able to enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

An in passing add on to our day tour on our way to Petra through Kings Highway. As it is an ancient ruins there's nothing much left except the beautiful view from the top of the Castle. Be prepared to have your hat, sunglasses and a good pair of walking or hiking boots. And have a bottle of water just... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The trip to Karak mountaintop was spectacular however, the site itself was less so.. It was ruins in a ruin. Not restored properly and does not even inspire us to take pictures. Only go if bored and have time to spare.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Visited Kerak while on vacation to Jordan. It is a day trip from Amman. If you are driving on your on, parking is limited but we found a place in front of a restaurant near the entrance and the owner let up park there for a very nominal charge. Lots of interesting history, Kerak is a large crusader castle located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a big fan of archeology but this castle is worth visiting. About 1hour 30 min drive from amman. The road is not in good condition so be careful if you're the driver. The weather and location of Kerak is amazing. The castle is really huge and well maintained. Around the castle you'll find many gift shops and restaurants... More 

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