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An exclusive private tour of Jordan for the most religious travelers. Travel back to Biblical times with this 7-day tour of Jordan that includes the country’s most ancient and sacred sites.
7 Days /6 Nights
Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will meet you with a sign of your family name at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Within 30 minutes you will be in your hotel in Amman.
After check-in at the hotel, we will leave you to rest and freshen up so you can be ready for the next day trip.
On this day of your Biblical Tours in Jordan, after having breakfast at the hotel we will drive north of Jordan to Umm Qais - a city rich with black basalt ruins of the Hellenistic era in which it was known as Gadara. Um Qais is also famous for being one of the ten cities that belonged to the Decapolis. From here you can view Golan Heights and Tiberius Lake.
We will then visit Anjari. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Mountain Church - that was designated by the Vatican as millennium 2000 pilgrim site. Anjara, where Jesus and his mother Mary passed during their trip between Galilee, Bethany Beyond The Jordan and Jerusalem. Back to your hotel in Amman for overnight
After Breakfast, we will head south going around Madaba and towards Mount Nebo, where you will stand in the same area as Moses did when he first gazed upon ‘The Promised Land’. The area is located on top of the mountain and you can feel a surge of calm and peace flow through you. On a clear day, you will be able to see Bethlehem, Jericho and the Holy City of Jerusalem, as well as the Dead Sea. The view is powerful, special, and something you will surely never forget.
Coming down from Mount Nebo, we now head back towards Madaba. Here you will have a chance to visit their workshop and learn about the intricately detailed craftwork that goes into the production of mosaics and other interesting arts of this region.
Madaba (Saint George Church)
Traveling to Madaba takes just ten minutes. Madaba is a city known for its spectacular Byzantine era mosaics. Possibly the most famous of these mosaics lies within the 19th century Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George. Unearthed in 1864, this map constructed in the 6th century, once contained millions of mosaics pieces and depicts lands from Palestine to Egypt. Today one third of the map survives and shows the earliest surviving representation of the city of Jerusalem.
Afterwards, we will visit the site that holds a significant value to Christianity and mankind; Bethany beyond Jordan.
Bethany Beyond Jordan
“Then Jesus came from galilee to Jordan to be baptized by john” (Matthew 3:13)
First, we stop by the Visitor Center, since it’s a border zone; only shuttle bus is allowed entry, running every half-hour, you will pass by briefly by Mar Elias were believed that prophet Elijah born there rose to heaven in a whirlwind. Later you will be driven closer to the Jordan river and the tour counties on foot, by passing a small byzantine church close-by is the site where believed Jesus was baptized by john.
The walking trail will lead you eventually to the Jordan River. The whole tour will take around 1:30 min accompanied by a guide and Audio guide that is included in the ticket fee. Overnight in the Dead Sea.
After breakfast, drive southwards to Mukawir which is the site of Herod’s Palace, where one tradition has it that Solomon danced and John the Baptist was beheaded. Visit the site of Herod the Great.
Proceed to visit Karak, an ancient Crusader stronghold, which is the largest late Islamic castle in Jordan. You will visit one of the largest Crusader fortresses that are found in the Levant region. Karak was once a powerful kingdom that was situated on a hilltop, 1000 meters above sea level. Karak is surrounded on three sides by a deep valley, and a town was built on a triangular plateau around the castle; the city’s building layout dates back to the 19th century, specifically the Ottoman Empire Period. The narrow streets and crumbling buildings give you a feeling of walking through history. The view from the top of the fortress is stunning. Far below you see farmland, blocked off by different colors; looking out into the distance, the Dead Sea can be seen; a cool breeze caresses your face as you look out and try to imagine the world of long ago.
Afterwards drive to Lot’s cave. Prophet Lot and his family were told to flee the city, but not to look back. Unfortunately, his wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. After escaping, Lot and his daughters hid in a cave where they watched the awesome destruction of the wicked cities.
We will continue our drive to Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses) and stop by the Prophet Moses’ spring that comes from underneath a rock. History claims that Moses’ staff struck this rock, and the Nabateans then built channels and brought the water down into Petra. Overnight in Petra.
After breakfast, start a full day tour exploring the magnificent, mysterious, rock-carved red rose city of Petra or sometimes known as The Lost City.
The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) has called Petra, one of the 40 places you have to see before you die, and indeed that is what the city is.
Petra is a city that had been lost for centuries until its discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Petra is a city that inspired many the poet, John William Burgoon, was not any different. Petra pushed him to write, “it seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labor wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!” The rocks seem to have a mind of their own, and you can sense something enchanting as you walk down the rock-lined corridor to the magnificence that awaits you.
On this day, you get to explore a city carved into stone, walk through a dim, narrow gorge called The Siq, (a holy path filled with old and ancient relics of gods); a sophisticated water system has been placed on both sides of the gorge. Much more will be revealed to you as you walk until you reach The Treasury. You will be mesmerized like Indian Jones was in the movie (The Last Crusade).
A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you once you leave The Treasury. Houses, theaters, tombs, facades. As the sun casts its rays onto these places and other tourists stroll along and discover the hidden secrets of Petra you will understand what life must have been like for the people living here-tranquil, bustling, and exquisite.
After breakfast, transfer to visit the Desert Castles. They are beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. These castles were built in the 6th and 7th century. Most of the castles are on the ancient trading routes and scientists are still not sure for which purpose the castles are built exactly. See the stunning artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Al Azraq and Al Kharaneh.
After The Day Tour Ends, we will take you to your hotel in Amman for Overnight.
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport where you will say your goodbyes; a staff member will take your luggage inside and wish you a safe and pleasant trip home.
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