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Temple of Hercules, Amman, Jordan

Amman and Jerash

Jordan’s capital Amman gives its visitors the chance to experience a more modern Arab city. Combine this with a visit to the Roman city of Jerash.

Amman is a clean, modern Arab city with excellent hotels, good roads and charming guides who bring the city to life with their story-telling. To the north, you will find one of the countries lesser-known but no less fascinating treasures in the Roman city of Jerash.

Lying just 45 minutes north of the capital, Amman; the city is remarkable for its unbroken chain of human existence. Today, with many of its richly embellished marble and granite structures still standing, it is acknowledged as one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world and includes a collonaded street, a square, two amphitheatres and several churches. Jerash can be visited alone or together with the Crusader Castle of Ajloun, and the strategically placed Um Qais.

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Islamic Desert Ruins

Head east to explore the early Islamic desert complexes of Qasr Azraq and Qasr Amra.

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Amman Amphitheatre

Visit the magnificently restored Roman amphitheatre containing 6000 seats and dating back to the second century.

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Amman Citadel

Walk to the ancient citadel of Amman, situated high on a hill, boasting 360-degree views of the city and the surrounding area.

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Jerash

Wander the colonnaded streets of Jerash and explore the citadel and amphitheatre.

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Presidential Suite, Intercontinental Hotel, Amman, Jordan
Intercontinental Amman, Amman, Jordan

Intercontinental Amman

Situated at the top of one of Amman’s seven hills, the Intercontinental is in the heart of the business district, within walking distance of the city centre and a short taxi ride from popular sites such as the Citadel.

The guestrooms are contemporary and comfortable, and many have views of the city. Facilities include a choice of restaurants plus a spa as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both heated.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Katie Benden was extremely professional and helpful with all aspects of the trip which was a surprise for my husband. Katie replied to emails and phone calls in a very prompt manner and provided excellent advice and guidance on travelling to Jordan.

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