Amman City tour: Discover a fascinating city of contrasts with this three hour tour of Amman, the capital of Jordan. A unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on hilly terrain between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley, Amman has so much on offer.
Start your day early, and head into the commercial heart of the city. Here you'll find ultra-modern buildings, tasty restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rubbing shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and artisan workshops. As you tour the area, you'll notice evidence of the city's much older past scattered in and amongst the modern. A large city, home to almost half of the country's total population, you'll walk the many tree-lined streets of the residential suburbs and avenues flanked by elegant, uniform houses with white facades. A municipal law dictates that all buildings must be faced with local stone, and aids in the uniformity seen throughout the city.
Gaze at the visual appeal of the city as you make your way downtown, an area much older and more traditional with small, local businesses producing and selling everything from exquisite jewellery to everyday household items. From the Roman Theatre to the Citadel, enjoy taking in the history of the city and seeing all the friendly faces of the people who make Amman their home.
Amman, Jordan represents a true mix of past and present, with ancient historical sights set in a thriving modern city. Populated by a multi-cultural, multi-denominational, and well-educated people, Amman is a uniquely diverse city worthy of exploration.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from accommodation.
Duration: Five hours and forty minutes.
Start/opening time: 8.20am. Tours may be organized for alternate times per guest request.