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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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.

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    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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LC 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Such a good tour and guide! We got to try lots of delicious foods and go to places we never would have found ourselves. Mujallie has great historical knowledge and we learnt a lot about Amman. Highly recommend this tour and make sure you do it at the start of your trip in Amman so you get all the recommendations ☺️☺️
Miriam 19 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
It was an amazing experience and the best walking tour I ever had! Mujallie was really patient and explained to us so much about this great city and country. We had so much fun strolling through the markets and trying out so many different foods, drinks and spices. I feel like I know Amman so much better now and I will definitely revisit the places we went to. Thanks so much, Mujallie, for a great experience!
Joaquín 18 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Mujallie es un guía espectacular que nos enseñó los entresijos de la ciudad. Nos invitó a probar comidas típicas en el mercado y nos descubrió la esencia de Amán. Recomendado 100%
Jeremias 14 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Un genio! Nos contó la historia del lugar, la historia moderna y la antigua. Nos llevo a varios lugares y probamos de todo (café, baklava, especias y mas) Nos dejo una lista de frases en árabe y lugares recomendados Hacía rato no tenía un tour así!
Anas 14 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
El recorrido fue interesante y la historia aún más. Explicaciones muy interesantes y bien contadas, e incluso se extendió en el tiempo que debía durar el tour para contarnos más detalles. ¡Gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

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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