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Free Walking Tour Amman: History ,Culture & Food

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Mujallie
Quality Verified Registered on December 12, 2020

Hi, I'm Mujalli, the local Ammani tour guide behind Free Walking Tour Amman. I studied history and nursing, and I have a passion for culture, politics and religion. It was when I showed my friends from Jordan that I discovered my love and aptitude for offering tours and after their positive feedback I decided to start offering professional tours. It is a job that gives me great satisfaction. Being able to inspire people and expand their knowledge while building bridges between cultures throughout my storytelling is extremely rewarding. My job is to make sure people have the best experience while exploring this country, either during or after my tour. My work life spans many different industries, which definitely suits me as a tour guide. I am able to offer travelers a unique and often unseen glimpse into what life is really like here while we have fun and discuss the history and politics of the region.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description


We should meet at Amman Pasha Hotel near the Roman Amphitheatre, and there I'll be a young looking guy, mostly wearing or carrying a moto helmet.

Then we go up to the roof of the hotel of Amman Pasha to see the distinctive view of old Amman to introduce each other, I will then introduce the ancient and modern history of Amman, the interesting stories of the culture and the region, and the recent and ancient events that helped shaping it.
depending on your level of interest this summary can be anywhere between few minutes and a bit close to an hour.
I  give the tour objectively and without any barriers and from objective, historic and scientific points of view. No Filters.
 
 

Then the tour begins by walking in the oldest main street in Amman, passing by the Roman Bath house, before we pass through the oldest vegetable and food market in Amman to talk about it and try some of the beautiful treats it has inside.
You're free to stop to buy anything that you like during the walk. So bring some change and your bagsJ.

We will continue through the maze of souqs of Downtown, pass by some pretty pigeons and meditating tailors and our oldest mosque (bring some more conservative clothes if you wanna take a look inside) and talk about it and about the other interesting cultural bits that we'll see along the way.With a dark note here and a funny fact there, you will be able to see our culture through magnifying glasses while walking through it. 
Finally we'll pass by the most famous restaurants and downtown's oldest building to see the old architecture and look at pictures of Old Amman, how it was and how it is now.
before ending the tour in one of the cafes or bars of Jabal Lweibdeh or Jabal Amman the colorful youthful neighborhoods full of graffitis and murals and my fellow like-minded people.


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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ash Shabsough 5, Amman, Jordan
    Ash Shabsough 5, Amman, Jordan
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    Inside the reception of Amman Pasha Hotel near the Roman Theatre. Ask for Mujallie.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Roman Theater

    An outside visit with an explanation of the beautiful an ancient Roman Theater of Amman. The biggest Roman Theater in the area previously known as Dicapolis

  • 2
    Entrance not included
    Nymphaeum Archaeological

    The Ancient Roman Numphiem, a reminder in the heart of the city of it's past life.!

  • 3
    Free admission
    Souq Al-Sukar

    One of the biggest, oldest, and most frequented Souqs in the country! We'll enjoy an array of the flavours, colors and music of Amman and Jordan!

  • 4
    Free admission
    Souq Al-Yemeniyyeh

    An ancient and particularly calm alleyway of meditative Tailors and clothes designers.

  • 5
    Free admission
    down town، Amman
  • 6
    Free admission
    Grand Husseini Mosque

    The Oldest Mosque in Jordan! We'll stop infonrt of it and explain it's history and the culture of Mosques in General. But Visiting times vary so access might not be guaranteed.

  • 7
    Free admission
    Souq Al-Thahab

    The famous Gold market with an explanation of it's history and why is gold so important that we have specific souqs for it?

  • 8
    Free admission
    The Duke's Diwan

    The Oldest Standing building in town. with a little glance to how different life was in Amman.

  • 9
    Free admission
    Jabal Al Lweibdeh

    We enter to end our tour in the Alternative Neighborhood of younger people full of art, culture, and ways of life unlike that of most of Jordan!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.94
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Anna 25 Jun 2024
Munich

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Great tour! Mujallie is very knowledgable, engaging, and fun guide. He is really passionate about the history and politics of the region. In the beginning of the tour, he provided a nice historical overview of the region and Jordan in particular, and then we went on to explore several landmarks of Amman, strolling the market and trying various local spices and sweets. He also showed a more alternative side of the city. Overall it was a great experience with a bit of everything to give you a sense of the diversity of Amman. Would highly recommend :)
Rob Emmanuel 10 Jun 2024
Sutton

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Mujallie is the best! Seriously well informed, great fun, entertaining and very engaging. He gives a really thorough background of the area’s past through to the present, and expands on the culture and food throughout the walking tour, which he finishes off with sharing really useful travel information for you to keep. Book Mujallie, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks, Mujallie
Henry 08 Jun 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
This tour was really great! Can’t recommend it enough.. Not only is Mujallie great with people, but he’s knowledgeable, passionate and engaging when he speaks. The history was incredibly interesting and eye opening, then we headed down the market streets and alleyways trying foods, coffee and spices, learning about the clothing worn (past and present) and meeting different people. Do this tour people! One of the best tours I have done.
Cody 06 Jun 2024
Hamilton

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
This tour was phenomenal, best walking tour I have ever been on. Mujalli’s knowledge and passion for the history of Jordan & Amman is incredible. The sites visited were great, and I left knowing a lot more about this beautiful country. Cannot recommend this tour highly enough, 10/10!! Mujalli is also a great human being, who is very personable and very funny!
Sean 02 Jun 2024
Denver

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Mujallie was probably the best tour guide we’ve ever had and we’ve done quite a few walking tours. He had such great energy the whole tour, took us on a great route that we wouldn’t have been able to do on our own at all, had it all set up for us to sample some foods at the market, and gave excellent history lessons on Jordan and the region in general right at the beginning but also interspersed throughout the tour. The tour was unforgettable for us after Mujallie picked up a stray abandoned kitten early in the tour and carried him around in his backpack to take him to a rescue later, occasionally feeding him and petting him as we walked around. I am not making that up. You won’t regret going with Mujallie!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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