Walking Trails

Soak in the beauty of As-Salt and experience it for the truly magical town that it is by going on a walking trail of the city. Accompanied by a local guide , or self-guided, the walking trails are among As-Salt’s most popular experiences. Play a game of Mangaleh, enjoy traditional bites, and listen to stories told by locals, and zoom in on details of the city that each tell a thousand captivating tales.

Daily Life Trail

Walk in a local’s shoes and experience a variety of flavors, colors and textures of As-Salt’s daily life. Get a feel of how Salti people go about their days, and truly take in the Salti lifestyle in all its magnificence. This walking tour takes you through some of the town’s best attractions and experiences:

Historic Old Salt Museum, Abu Jaber House

The journey starts with a visit to one of the most beautiful, historic houses in As-Salt. The Abu Jaber House is a beautiful mansion, representing the era of prosperity in the city at the end of the 19th century. It has been converted into the Historical Old Salt Museum, showcasing the history of the golden age of the city.

Al Ain Plaza

Take in all the colors, smells, textures and sounds of Al Ain Plaza: As-Salt’s old down town. You are now surrounded by Hammam Street, Al-Eskafyeh stairs and Al Khayateen stairs. Enjoy a game of Mangaleh while you’re here; the most famous game in As-Salt, passed down through generations.

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque, which was once the oldest mosque in As-Salt, was originally constructed in the 13th century and was later rebuilt in 2007 in Al Ain Plaza, the center of the city, reflecting a mix of modern and traditional architecture. As a town that appreciates interfaith coexistence, the stairs of the mosque lead to the church of the Good Shepherd. From the mosque’s glorious minaret, you can hear the soothing call to prayer resonate across the city.

A’shour Bakery

Savor the taste of traditional bread of As-Salt, Shrak, baked with old-style tools that were used throughout history.

Farmers’ Market

Get a true taste of the local scene at the farmers’ market with independent local shops selling fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.

Jewelry Market

Shop intricately-made silver and gold jewelry at the jewelry market, where you can find handmade accessories and authentic designs.

Al Hammam Street

Hammam Street has been the main shopping district in As-Salt for over 150 years. Built between 1881-1884, Hammam Street is a pedestrian zone, paved to resemble the old main street.

Al-Eskafyeh Street (Shoemaker Souq)

Al-Eskafyeh Street is a short street that connects Hammam Street to Al Khader Street. Eskafi means shoemaker in Arabic, where the role of the shoemaker doesn’t just exist in children’s books: he is still very much in business on the Al-Eskafyeh stairs, making and repairing shoes.

As-Salt Gifts and Crafts Shop

As-Salt has preserved and supported its independent business owners, holding on to its economic originality with different sweet shops, butchers, perfumeries, nuts shops and spice shops.

Daily Life Walking Trail

The daily life walking tour takes you through some of the town’s best attractions and experiences. 

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 12 per adult
JD 6 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Daily Life Walking Trail and lunch at a local restaurant

Get a feel of how Salti people go about their days, and truly take in the Salti lifestyle in all its magnificence. 

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 22 per adult
JD 11 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Daily Life Walking Trail with lunch at a local family home

Experience a variety of flavors, colors and textures of As-Salt’s daily life.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 22 per adult
JD 11 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Harmony Trail

Get a feel of the interreligious harmony and coherence within the neighborhoods of As-Salt on the Harmony Trail. Reflected in the long-standing mosques and churches that reside together in peace, As-Salt is known for its sense of unity and community. While on the trail, keep an eye out for the Islamic and Christian symbols and inscriptions that are infused within the architecture of old homes and houses of worship.

Historic Old Salt Museum, Abu Jaber House

The journey starts with a visit to one of the most beautiful, historic houses in As-Salt. The Abu Jaber House is a beautiful mansion, representing the era of prosperity in the city at the end of the 19th century. It has been converted into the Historical Old Salt Museum, showcasing the history of the golden age of the city.

Al Ain Plaza

Take in all the colors, smells, textures and sounds of Al Ain Plaza: As-Salt’s old down town. You are now surrounded by Hammam Street, Al-Eskafyeh stairs and Al Khayateen stairs. Enjoy a game of Mangaleh while you’re here; the most famous game in As-Salt, passed down through generations.

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque, which was once the oldest mosque in As-Salt, was originally constructed in the 13th century and was later rebuilt in 2007 in Al Ain Plaza, the center of the city, reflecting a mix of modern and traditional architecture. As a town that appreciates interfaith coexistence, the stairs of the mosque lead to the church of the Good Shepherd. From the mosque’s glorious minaret, you can hear the soothing call to prayer resonate across the city.

A’shour Bakery

Savor the taste of traditional bread of As-Salt, Shrak, baked with old-style tools that were used throughout history.

Farmers’ Market

Get a true taste of the local scene at the farmers’ market with independent local shops selling fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.

Jewelry Market

Shop intricately-made silver and gold jewelry at the jewelry market, where you can find handmade accessories and authentic designs.

Al Hammam Street

Hammam Street has been the main shopping district in As-Salt for over 150 years. Built between 1881-1884, Hammam Street is a pedestrian zone, paved to resemble the old main street.

Al-Eskafyeh Street (Shoemaker Souq)

Al-Eskafyeh Street is a short street that connects Hammam Street to Al Khader Street. Eskafi means shoemaker in Arabic, where the role of the shoemaker doesn’t just exist in children’s books: he is still very much in business on the Al-Eskafyeh stairs, making and repairing shoes.

As-Salt Gifts and Crafts Shop

As-Salt has preserved and supported its independent business owners, holding on to its economic originality with different sweet shops, butchers, perfumeries, nuts shops and spice shops.

Daily Life Walking Trail

The daily life walking tour takes you through some of the town’s best attractions and experiences. 

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 12 per adult
JD 6 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Daily Life Walking Trail and lunch at a local restaurant

Get a feel of how Salti people go about their days, and truly take in the Salti lifestyle in all its magnificence. 

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 22 per adult
JD 11 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Daily Life Walking Trail with lunch at a local family home

Experience a variety of flavors, colors and textures of As-Salt’s daily life.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

10:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Price (per person)
JD 22 per adult
JD 11 per child

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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