Desert Castles Full Day Trip Tour Highlights
Discover some of the desert castles that were built in Jordan during different times, most of these castles were built during the Umayyad and later periods and were used for different purposes, maily as rest and hunting areas .
Qasr Amra: also transcribed as Quseir Amra or Qusayr Amra, is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan. It was built early in the 8th century, some time between 723 and 743, by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad caliph Walid II, whose dominance of the region was rising at the time. It is considered one of the most important examples of early Islamic art and architecture. The discovery of an inscription during work in 2012 has allowed for more accurate dating of the structure.
Qasr al-Azraq: "The Blue Fortress" - is a large fortress located in present-day eastern Jordan. It is one of the desert castles, located on the outskirts of present-day Azraq, roughly 100 km (62 mi) east of Amman.
Qasr Kharana: sometimes Qasr al-Harrana, Qasr al-Kharanah, Kharaneh or Hraneh, is one of the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan, about 60 kilometers (37 mi) east of Amman and relatively close to the border with Saudi Arabia. It is believed to have been built sometime before the early 8th century AD, based on a graffito in one of its upper rooms, despite visible Sassanid influences. A Greek or Byzantine house may have existed on the site. It is one of the earliest examples of Islamic architecture in the region.
- Visit of Qasr Amara
- Visit of Qasr Al-Azraq
- Visit of Qasr Al-Kharana
What is included :
- English Speaking driver.
- Home / Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
- A modern vehicle with AC is used.
What is NOT included:
- Site Entry Fees.
- Local Site Tour guide.
- Travel Insurance.
- Meals, Tips and other expenses.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- You may purchase Jordan Pass before your arrival to Jordan if you are spending more than 3 nights in Jordan, which will waive out visa entry fees and includes 41 sites in Jordan. You may visit Jordanpass.jo for more details.
Cancellation prior 7 Days of starting the tour is fully refunded, any cancellation within the last 7 days before starting the tour is NOT refunded.
Desert Castles Trip Tour Itinerary :
08:00 Beginning of Trip.
09:00 Visiting Desert Castle- Qasr AL-Harrana
10:30 Visiting of Desert Castle Qasr Al-Hallabat
12:00 Visiting Qusayr Amra
13:30 Visiting Qasr AL-Azraq.
15:00 Lunch time at any selected restaurant in Amman.-Not included
17:00 Hotel Drop Off at Amman