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Private As-Salt Harmony Trail & Al-Maidan Street Guided Walking Tour from Amman

Discover Jordan’s first old capital, on this day trip. An important settlement in ancient times. This picture a hillside town of yellow-colored limestone houses, known as a place where multiple faiths including Muslims & Christians, live in harmony. Absorb the friendly, community atmosphere on a guided walking tour along the historical “Harmony Trail”; seeing its honey-colored Ottoman mansions like Abu Jaber Museum, walk thru its mosques & churches side by side; & visit Al Ain Plaza, Evangelical Hospital, & Al-Maidan Street. Take in the, Al-Khader Church, & Great Mosque experience. Other important landmarks you will visit are: The English Complex, Hala Kakish’s Home, & Roman Catholic Church & School. Stroll along Hammam Street & enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs & other goodies in its traditional local shops & markets. Private leisure transfer with local guide are included. Enjoy, if you wish, a local lunch or a home-cooked meal experience before heading back to Amman.

per adult from

$169

NZD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop -off
    • Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants
    • English-Speaking Driver
    • Entrance Fees
    • Local English-Speaking Guide for classic visit of As-Salt
    • On board WI-FI
    • Optional local lunch or home cooked meal experience
    • Entry/Admission - Abu Jaber Museum
    What's excluded :
    • All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)
    • All type of beverages
    • All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver, Guide, and Horse Boy) – Recommended
    • Personal Expenses
    • Anything else not mentioned
    • Entrance to Hala Kakish’s Home (12 JD equivalent 17 USD per person) to be paid directly by clients
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Al Salt, Al Salt, Balqa Governorate

    After hotel pick-up in Amman with your private leisure vehicle and English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, travel north to ancient As-Salt, once earmarked as a capital of Jordan. Built on hills, As-Salt was ruled by the Romans and Byzantines before enjoying prosperity under the Ottomans from the 1890s to the 1920s. Today, Christian and Muslim communities live here in harmony, with mosques and churches sitting side by side. Meet a local guide and follow the “Harmony Trail”. Get a feel of the interreligious unique harmony and coherence within the neighborhoods of As-Salt on this fabulous one in a time Trail. Reflected in the long-standing mosques and churches that reside together in peace, As-Salt is known for its sense of unity and community. While on the trail, keep an eye out for the Islamic and Christian symbols and inscriptions that are infused within the architecture of old homes and houses of worship.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Abu Jaber Museum, Prince Hasan Bin Talal Street, Al Salt 19110 Jordan

    Explore downtown As-Salt and start your journey by visiting the Historic Old Salt Museum, Abu Jaber House, a beautiful mansion, representing the era of prosperity in the city at the end of the 19th century. It has been converted into the Historical Old Salt Museum, showcasing the history of the golden age of the city. Proceed to Al Ain Plaza: As-Salt’s old down town surrounded by Hammam Street, Al-Eskafyeh, and Al-Khayateen stairs. Enjoy watching the locals play a game of Mangaleh while; the most famous game in As-Salt, passed down through generations. Visit the Great Mosque, which was once the oldest mosque in As-Salt, originally constructed in the 13th century and was later rebuilt in 2007 in Al Ain Plaza, the center of the city, reflecting a mix of modern and traditional architecture. As a town that appreciates interfaith coexistence, the stairs of the mosque lead to the Church of the Good Shepherd.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Salt, Al Salt, Balqa Governorate

    Walk towards The English Complex established in 1849, and served as a hub for various activities. The complex combined a school for children, the first hospital in Jordan, the Church of the Good Shepherd, and a school for religious lessons. It treated patients during the two world wars, Palestinian revolutions and the great earthquake that struck the city in 1927.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Salt, Al Salt, Balqa Governorate

    Visit the iconic house of Hala Kakish’s Home of Neighborhoods & Gardens built in 1864, reflecting the development of As-Salt’s urban economic character. It was owned by one of As-Salt’s biggest families. The house has been granted to As-Salt Greater Municipality to be used as headquarters for As-Salt City Development Project. Continue to Al-Khader Orthodox Church and the shrine within are the most visited place in As-Salt. Found at the end of Al-Khader Street, a winding road filled with a variety of shops, is this church originally built in an ancient cave in 1682. Al-Khader Church is also a place where not only Christians pray, but Muslims are welcome to pray too. Procced to the Small Mosque, the oldest standing mosque in As-Salt, built in the first quarter of the 20th century. Located at the end of Al - Hammam Street, the small mosque was built by mason Haj Suleiman Abu Al Hosson in 1905-1907 and financed solely by donations from the local community.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Salt, Al Salt, Balqa Governorate

    Continue to the Roman Catholic Church and School, the first private school in As-Salt. It welcomes both Muslim and Christian students and teachers. Enjoy free time to peruse all local independent shops, walk its markets and snap up some souvenirs (at your own expense). Optional lunch at a local restaurant or home-made visit experience for an authentic meal. Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Salt, Al Salt, Balqa Governorate

    Upgrade: Optional visit to the Islamic shrines of Prophet Yusha’ and Shuaib for a spiritual engaging experience.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
    • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.
    • Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.
    • Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.
    • Mobile SIM cards including Wi-Fi are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
    • Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.
    • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required for homemade meal experience.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • These measurements will be updated accordance with the Health Ministry regulations.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Zaid Tours and Travel

Activity ID: V-2268P63

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