Dec 5th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 214

Is there any problem with exploring Jerash independently or is a guide necessary? We have visited many archeological sites around the world and really prefer wandering on our own rather than be rushed around on a time line. Thanks for ideas and input.
janelp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 6th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,895
No need for a guide whatsoever, though you will be urged to hire one upon arrival as several will be hanging around waiting for work. Just take your guidebook with you or read ahead of time and you will greatly enjoy your visit.
moremiles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 6th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,462
Agreed, and skip the gladiator show.
P_M is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 6th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 8,675
Of course you don't need a guide, but often rather than your nose in a book, good to have as you move about. And, as you're not then pushed out, can stay longer in/around to return to things/areas of interest.
sandi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 6th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,902
Our driver from Desert Horizons engaged a guide at the entrance and he was pretty good. He was only with us for about half an hour to an hour.. cannot remember and then let us look around the remainder of the site on our own. It was great geting some info about the history of the whole site as well as what we were seeing. No idea how much a guide might be but if they are not much, hire one and if you are not happy just go off on your own. You're the boss if you're paying the bills.. you can call the shots shortly
MissGreen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Dec 9th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,540
We were there in October and hired a guide at the entrance. Don't remember how much it cost but it was not a lot. A nominal fee. Anyway, the guide provided us a wealth of information not only on Jerash but on life in Jordan. We went at our own pace and were never, ever rushed. I recommend the guide.

Didn't do the gladiator show so can't comment on that.

Have a good trip.
taitai is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:09 AM.