JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS 

Welcome to Jordan; a country steeped in history and ancient monuments, legendary for its hospitality, and rich with diverse natural beauty. We invite you to come and explore Jordan with us. Be taken back with the wonder of Petra, humbled at the genuine welcome of the People, tick off the bucket list of floating in the Dead Sea, and silenced by the vastness of Wadi Rum and much much more. Wherever you go in Jordan it will be an experience you never forget and leave you longing to return. Such is the ability of Jordan to get under your skin and capture your heart.

Jordan Horizons Tours is a full service travel agency based in Jordan. It was established in 2013 with multi-lingual team, who are all travel professionals who realized the need of a reliable and professional travel company to serve and lead the high demand in the Middle East travel market.

We at Jordan Horizons Travel & Tours always strive to captivate our clients with unforgettable travel moments that will last, and provide them with an exceptional service that exceeds their expectations, while conserving and presenting the heritage of Jordan & the Middle East.

 

 

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As Salt  City : What to see & do

As Salt City : What to see & do

As-Salt is a thriving city situated North West of the capital Amman. Built on three main mountains (the cadital, gadaa and salalem), surrounded by the city square, As-Salt is enclosed by breathtaking views and is a wonderful contrast to some of the westernized sites of Amman. Comfortably perched atop of mountains, As-Salt maintains an authentic society based on affection, brotherhood, and love. The mountainside city also has significant historical relevance, most notably, as the regional capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Pro-tip: While you’re in As-Salt do not miss out on the unique architectural style seen in old homes across the city. A collection of these homes are currently being considered for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  

AS-SALT ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The As-Salt Archaeological Museum is located in the new As-Salt commercial centre. The museum, with its two exhibition halls, was opened in 1986.

The main exhibition hall contains a collection of pottery from Tuleilat Ghassul, dated to the Chalcolithic (4500-3300 BC). The museum also showcases items from the Early Bronze Age (3300-2200 BC), the Middle and Late Bronze Age periods (2200-1200 BC) the Iron Age (1200-539 BC), the Byzantine period (AD 324-636) , and the Ayyubid/Mameluk period (AD 1174-1516)

 

AS-SALT FOLKLORE MUSEUM – ABU JABER HOUSE

The museum was established for the conservation and display of the popular heritage of al-Balqa’ Governorate. It is comprised of two sections representing Bedouin and village life. For a fascinating look into the unique traditions and culture of As-Salt this museum is a must see!

 

PROPHET YUSHA’S SHRINE – PROPHET JOSHUA’S SHRINE

Within a mosque to the west of As-Salt, on a hill carrying his name lies the shrine of Prophet Yusha (Joshua). He was the apprentice of Prophet Moses and later his successor. Prophet Joshua led the army of the tribes of Israel in conquest over the land of Palestine.

 

KHIRBET AYYOUB – PROPHET JOB’S TOMB

Southwest of As-Salt in an area known as Khirbet Ayyoub foundations of an ancient building mark the final resting place of Prophet Ayyoub (Job), who is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an four times. His legendary patience and faith gave him strength to endure tremendous hardships. Ultimately, Prophet Job was rewarded with blessings, as stated in the Holy Quran (Sura 21, verses 83-84):

"And (remember) Ayyoub, when He cried to his Lord,'Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.' So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him, and doubled their number, as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration, for all who serve Us."

 

THE RELIGIOUS HARMONY TRAIL

Reflected in the old mosques and churches residing together in peace, the city of Salt is a living example of interreligious harmony and coherence within a single neighborhood. The architecture and ancient houses reflect in the religious writings and symbols common to Muslim and Christian families.

Pick up a map from the Abu Jaber Museum and follow the trail or hire a local guide for an immersive experience.

 

 HERITAGE HOUSES

The historical buildings of As-Salt reflect the harmonious spirit of the city. With a unique architectural style seen nowhere else, the old houses of As-Salt have been nominated for UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage status. To learn more about the unique nature of these homes visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6012/

 

 AS-SALT GRAND MOSQUE

This mosque, built during the late Abbasid Era, is oldest mosque in the city and acted as a center for religious scholars from all around the world.

 

AS-SALT SECONDARY SCHOOL

Established in 1923, the Salt Secondary School is the first and oldest school in Jordan, with many political figures and leaders in Jordan graduating from this school.

 

AL-HAMMAM STREET

The oldest and most active street in As-Salt city, named after a Turkish bath, the narrow pedestrianized street rolls around the contours of the hillside between 150 year old traditional ottoman stone architecture.

 

ENGLISH COMPLEX

The complex was builf on the ruins of Roman baths and was used for diverse purposes including medical, educational and religious use.

 

AL-KHADER ORTHODOX CHURCH – ST. GEORGE CHURCH

The holy shrine was built in the 17 th century in a cave where it is believed that a villager received a message from God to build a church The church is visited my Muslims and Christians alike to ask for blessings and to pray.

 

SMALL MOSQUE

This mosque, located at the end of Hammam street, was built in the first quarter of the 20th century by famed mason Haj Suleiman Abu Al-Hasan.


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WHY CHOOSE JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS?

We are local

As a Jordan based travel company and inbound tour operator, we know our country in a way that only a local can.

Convenient and Easy

Have a look at our itineraries and ask us to customise them, or send us a query form with your requirements and we will come back to you with suggestions.

Excellent Reputation

We started in 2013, so after 7 years of doing business, we’ve learned how to keep our clients happy and satisfied!

Multi-Lingual staff

We are a team of multi-cultural and multi lingual travel professionals.

24 / 7

We are available at any time when you are in Jordan giving you complete peace of mind for the duration of your trip.

Professionalism

We are fully-bonded and insured, working with top tour operators from around the world, a multi-cultural team of experienced guides and program managers.

Value for Money

By booking direct you get more value for your money. As a local wholesale Jordanian tour company, we maintain favorable rates with the hotels and service providers due to the volume of our business.

Personalized Service

We take great pride in our personalized attention to our clients and our ability to provide you with a tour that is the best fit. No effort is spared in ensuring your safety and enjoyment.

Established Network

We have excellent and well established partnerships with hotels, restaurants, transport companies and other service providers who provide professional, reliable, quality and cost effectiveness services which you as our client benefit from.

HOW IT WORKS ?

Tours available & Customized

With many tours already available to choose from or your tour can be customized.

Save Money / Value For Money

By booking direct you get more value for your money. As a local wholesale Jordanian tour company, we maintain favorable rates with the hotels and service providers due to the volume of our business.

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Payment by Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard) and by Paypal are provided. Your security is important to us!

Everything Upfront

You will receive your confirmation letter of the tour in details and everything will be clear for you.