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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
Phone Number: 00-962777085343
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Private Day Tour to Um Qais from Amman
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Private Full Day Um Qais from Dead Sea
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Private Day Tour to Um Qais and Ajloun from Amman

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Um Qais our first stop on a day trip from Amman that also included Ajloun and Jerash. We hired a mini bus and driver to make the trip easy (Jett Travel has bases in Chicago and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Um Qais our first stop on a day trip from Amman that also included Ajloun and Jerash. We hired a mini bus and driver to make the trip easy (Jett Travel has bases in Chicago and Amman.) Um Qais is on a hill overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee--just seeing the view and contemplating the history of... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it needs quite a drive from Amman to visit .. you can hire a guide for 30 Jordanian dinars if you like, not audio guides .. the views from there are amazing, too bad it was cloudy with a little bit of rain when i visited ... i stayed for hardly an hour because i was on a day excursion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I'd read about Um Qais, but nothing prepared me for how well preserved it is. The views to the Sea of Galilee, Golan heights and Syria are spectacular. It looked so serene and peaceful it is hard to consider the political tension in the area. We we the only tourists visiting the site, which was great for us as our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Wild flowers carpeted Umm Qais when I visited this spectacular mountainous site in April 2016. I went in a shared taxi a 2 hour drive north of Amman. 1,200m above sea level, fantastic panoramic views to the snow capped mountains in Syria, across to the Sea of Galilee in Israel, Tiberias Palestine the Golan Heights and in the distance Lebanon... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It took some finding driving from Amman the first time that the 2nd visit 2yrs later we hired a driver. Much better. Views are superb and some great ruins to wander through. Loads of school kids on trips so just shows what an important place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a lovely place to visit, well worth the detour! The roman ruins are interesting, and the whole atmosphere of the place with the views is amazing. The resthouse restaurant inside is one of the best in Jordan. We ended up staying 3 hours, in the late afternoon/evening, presumingly after the day tours had left. We stayed in Umm... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place offers you a great panoramic view and an amazing ruins of the ancient Gadara. The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias of Palestine, are visible, as well as the valley of the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights of Syria. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours to arrive to the beautiful UmmQais, we reached to the edge of the view it was the nearest height to the borders between 4 countries, the view was fantastic as the fresh air and green area around, it wasnt crowded at all, from my side i would recommend tourists to visit this site, we ate at... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

It is also a greeko roman ruin site. The best part is the view. You can see Syria, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine. its safe to travel around Jordan. We went across the country from Amman - Jerash - Ajloun castle - Umm Qais - Dead sea - Madaba - Aqaba - Wadi rum - Petra. People are very friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It is useful to get a guide here else you won't really know all about the place other than the view and those on the boards.

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