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Azraq Castle (Qasr al-Azraq) Tours and Tickets

Azraq Castle is a desert fortress created by the Romans back in 300 AD, although the current structure was built in 1237 by the Mamelukes. Its location in the center of the Azraq Oasis was chosen strategically; this area is the only water source in over 7,000 square miles. The basalt castle’s most striking feature is its black-blue hue.

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Half Day Tour - Desert Castles & Cave of the Seven Sleepers

Half Day Tour - Desert Castles & Cave of the Seven Sleepers

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Delve deep into Jordan’s history as you visit 3 of Jordan’s remarkable desert castles. These are beautiful examples of early-Islamic buildings scattered around the eastern desert. Their fine frescoes, mosaics & carvings, portray life during the 7th & 8th centuries. Called castles due to their imposing nature, however they served several purposes such as caravan stations, resort pavilions, trade & agriculture centres. They stand testament to a rich era in history; namely the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilisations. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, known for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, Qasr al-Azraq, and Qasr al-Kharrana Visit the Caves of Seven Sleepers. The legend of the ‘seven sleepers’ involves seven Christian boys who were persecuted, then escaped to a cave and slept there for 309 years. Enrich your stay in Jordan and trek through the desert as you visit these castles. Get off the beaten track as you visit the Cave of the Seven Sleepers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

Private Tour: Full-Day Islamic Desert Castles and Ajloun Castle Trip from Amman

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Look beyond Jordan’s most celebrated attractions to see some lesser-known historical treasures on this private Islamic desert castle day trip from Amman. Head east to Al-Azraq, a castle that ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ once used as a headquarters, and then explore the fresco-painted masterpiece of Amra and Kharaneh castles. Finish at Aljoun, a hilltop medieval fortress built to defend against the Crusaders. Your tour includes private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.39
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Private Tour Desert Castles Eastern Jordan with Shaumari Wildlife &Azraq Wetland

Private Tour Desert Castles Eastern Jordan with Shaumari Wildlife &Azraq Wetland

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Discover three of Jordan’s famous desert castles on this 4-hour private tour from Amman. With an informative private driver, learn about these fabled castles, built by Umayyad rulers during the 7th and 8th centuries as you visit each one in the desert plains of eastern Jordan. Explore UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, famous for its 8th-century frescoes of hedonistic scenes, before continuing to the atmospheric Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq castles, the latter used as a military base by TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ during World War I.
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  • 4 hours
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$83.34
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Private Desert Castles, Shaumari Reserve & Azraq Tour from Amman

Private Desert Castles, Shaumari Reserve & Azraq Tour from Amman

Discover the history and wildlife of Jordan’s iconic Eastern Desert from the comfort of your own private vehicle on this door-to-door tour. Explore three desert fortresses from the Umayyad dynasty: Kharanah Castle, Azraq Castle and Amra Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See wildlife including the endangered Arabian oryx at the Shaumari Nature Reserve and take a birdwatching stroll through the Azraq Wetland Reserve.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$220.52
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Private Tour Desert Castles with Shaumari Wildlife & Azraq Wetland from Dead Sea

Private Tour Desert Castles with Shaumari Wildlife & Azraq Wetland from Dead Sea

Spend a full day immersed in the Islamic architecture and art of the Eastern Desert castles. With a private guide and driver, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Qasr al-Asraq, and Qasr Kharana. Tours are available at each site (own expense). Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Dead Sea area hotels are included.
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  • 9 hours
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$108.98
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Jordan Horizons Tours: Eastern Desert Castles Half Day Trip from Amman

Jordan Horizons Tours: Eastern Desert Castles Half Day Trip from Amman

This is a fair visit to the Eastern Desert Castles, you will visit three of the region's famous desert castles built by the powerful Umayyad dynasty
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$133.34
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Jordan Horizons Tours: Amman Tour & Eastern Desert Castles Day Trip from Amman

Jordan Horizons Tours: Amman Tour & Eastern Desert Castles Day Trip from Amman

This tour is a combination of both the old and new, combining the grand history of the Eastern desert castles, the citadel in Amman and more sites with todays lifestyle of Jordanian people and the souq (Downtown Amman).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$179.49
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Azraq Castle (Qasr al-Azraq) hours of operation: There are no set visiting hours.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.