Jerash and Amman City Tour from Amman
Driving 50 km through the north to Jerash, the well preserved city of the Roman Empire, often called Pompeii of the East. which built by Alexander the Great, the town start prospering after the Roman conquest, it was one of the Decapolis cities in northern of Jordan.
Visit Hadrian's Arch, built in 130 AD to honor the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Pass the Hippodrome offering space for 15,000 spectators, the impressing Forum, continue to the Temple of Artemis, which columns are 12 meters high and each drum weights 20-40 tons. Other highlights are the Colonnaded Street and the Nymphaeum.
Back in Amman visit the Citadel hill with remains of the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace as well as the Archaeological Museum. In downtown we see the large Roman Theatre from 2nd century and the traditional souks. returning to Amman.
On this private tour you visit the Roman ruins of Jerash and Amman downtown. In Jerash, one of the cities of the Decapolis, you see the well-preserved remains of the Greco-Roman city Gerasa like the Forum and the Temple of Zeus. It is an hour drive back to Amman to see in downtown the Citadel Hill with remains from 3 different periods and the Roman Theatre.