Walking tour of Amman
You will be collected from your hotel by your English-speaking guide and driven to the Wild Jordan Centre in downtown Amman, where the tour commences. The centre is run by the RSCN (The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature) and sells a range of locally produced handicrafts as well as providing guests with information about the numerous reserves in Jordan. Explore the city on foot and have the opportunity to mingle with the locals. After stopping at the Gold Market, you will continue to the magnificent Ottoman-style King Hussein Mosque that was rebuilt in 1924 on the site of an ancient mosque. Your tour will continue through the bustling streets and vegetable markets of the downtown area to the Nymphaeum. Much of the fountain here is hidden from public view by private houses and shops. The Nymphaeum is believed to have contained a 600 square metre pool, three metres deep, which was continuously refilled with fresh water.
Other highlights of your tour will include the Roman Theatre built during the reign of Antonius Pius. It is cut into the northern side of a hill and is very similar in design to the amphitheatre at Jerash; it can accommodate 6,000 spectators. Also visit The Citadel (pictured below), built on the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon, where excavations have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains.
A visit is also made to the new Jordan Museum, opened in 2015.