Discovering Amman street food is a highlight of visiting the city, but between new flavors and the language barrier, it’s easy to miss out on the best local bites.
Combine Jordanian delicacies with visits of The Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, and downtown on a private tour that’s a tasty introduction to Amman’s top sites.
Choose a private tour for personalized service Enjoy popular foods with included tastings of falafel and more Sip local drinks: Try included mint tea, cane juice, and coffee Included entrance fees mean no extra costs upon arrival
Stop At: Amman 08:30 or 12:00 noon pickup hotel lobby or residence in Amman.
The tour is available every weekday, except during Ramadan.
Our English speaking driver will take you to Downtown, locally known as Al Balad. Duration: 5 minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Amman Citadel start with a visit to the Citadel, the hilltop site witnessing several civilizations like the Assyrians, Romans and Umayyads. Major landmarks are the remains of the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, the Umayyad Palace and the small Archaeological Museum. Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Roman Theater The Roman Theatre is next on our list. You reach it after a 20 minutes independent downhill walk or the driver will transfer you there, like you prefer. The theatre was built in the 2nd century and offers 6,000 seats. If you are interested in costumes and jewellery time to make a brief visit to the Folklore Museum located on the ground.Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Al Balad – Downtown Amman From the Roman Theatre we enter the hustle and bustle, the sounds and smells of the Souqs.
Walk along tiny shops, street vendors offering food, traditional clothes, household goods, fabrics and gold.
On our way to the spice shops enjoy a freshly squeezed cane juice, some nuts and dates. In the spice and herb shops we will point out the most important ones used in the Middle East like the red Sumak and Za’tar. Duration: 45 minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Hashem Restaurant Down Town After touring and walking reach hungry the Hashem Restaurant. This legendary place offers crispy Falafel, which will go with Hummus, Ful, Fatet Hummus and tea with fresh mince. Duration: 30 minutes Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Habibah Sweets After some photo stops short walk to Habibah Sweets, the place in town to try Kanafeh, a popular cheese layered dessert with nuts. Like a local eat around the patio area. Then to a neighbouring traditional café, where you sip a cardamom flavoured coffee on the balcony watching the doings in the Souq. Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Rainbow Street From here the driver will take you by car to Jabal Amman nearby. Experience a change of atmosphere. In and around Rainbow Street a relaxed ambience with small shops, cafes and cobblestone streets awaits you. In some of the old villas you find nowadays businesses. If you want to have closer look at the buildings, you are free to peek inside the Soap House or the Jordan River Foundation. Depending on season and your liking try a popular local cold or hot refreshment while walking the Rainbow Street. Duration: 1 hour Admission Ticket Free
Stop At: Shawerma Reem Short transfer to Reem at the second circle to enjoy a delicious shawarma sandwich. Reem is the oldest shawarma vendor in Jordan, and the family secret of the marinade recipe is making the difference. Duration: 15 minutes Admission Ticket Free