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Religious & Biblical

5 Days Tour Including The Sacred Sites Of Jordan:  Baptism Site - Amman City Tour Panoramic - Umm Qais - Pella - Jerash - Umm Rassas - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - Petra

Itineraries

Day 1

Amman Airport - Baptism Site Visit - Amman City Tour Panoramic - Amman Overnight

Arrive Amman airport, meet & assist then transfer to visit the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ at Bethany Beyond Jordan. Panoramic City Tour then continue to Amman hotel for overnight.

Day 2

Amman Hotel - Umm Qais Visit - Pella Visit - Jerash Visit - Amman Overnight

Breakfast, and drive north to visit the Roman city of Umm Qais known as Gadara, then to Pella, continuing afterwards to the Church and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Return to Amman for overnight.

Day 3

Amman Hotel - Umm Rassas Visit - Madaba Visit - Mount Nebo Visit - Kerak Visit - Petra Overnight

Breakfast, transfer to visit Umm Rassas continue to visit St. George church in Madaba, then drive to visit Mount Nebo and have a Mass, Where Moses spent his last days, then drive to Kerak, and continue to Petra for overnight.

Day 4

Petra Hotel - Petra Visit - Petra Overnight

Breakfast, and visit the Nabatean Capital, Petra in a full day guided tour. Then return to the hotel in Petra for overnight.

Day 5

Petra Hotel - Amman Airport Departure

Breakfast, transfer to Amman airport for flight back home.

Visits Details:

1- Baptism Site / (Al-Maghtas) is a unique Christian pilgrimage site associated with the baptism of Jesus Christ. It is known as the location where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and is considered the place of the spiritual birth of Jesus Christ.

Visit Highlight:
• Baptism basins.
• Elijah's hill.
• Baptism site of Jesus Christ.
• Jordan River.

Visit Duration: 2:30 Hours Average
Difficulty Level: Low

2- Amman Panoramic / Visit the highlights of old and modern Amman.

Visit Highlight:
• King Abdullah Mosque.
• Drive to see the Citadel and amphitheatre.
• Drive to see Amman’s gold and spice markets.
• Drive to see the stylish modern Abdoun and Swefieh neighborhoods.

Visit Duration: 3 Hours Average
Difficulty Level: Low

3- Umm Qais / A Jordanian village built around the ruins of the ancient Decapolis city of Gadara. The scenic location of the town and Roman ruins is breathtaking. The site overlooks the occupied Golan Heights of Syria, Lake Tiberius (Sea of Galilee) and the Northern Jordan Valley. The site is also mentioned in the bible as the location of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine.

Visit Highlight:
• Amphitheatre from the ancient decapolis Greek era.
• Black basalt stones.
• Swiveling seats.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Medium

4- Pella / Known as (Tabaqit Fahl), a settlement since the Bronze and Iron age, Pella flourished during the Hellenistic period as a Decapolis city, and became a powerful center during the Roman times. It was also settled by early Christians escaping persecution. Muslim armies marched through the city and built a mosque there to commemorate the fallen of the Prophet Mohamad’s companions.

Visit Highlight:
• Pillars and ruins from the ancient decapolis Greek era.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Low

5- Jerash / The Greco Roman city of Jerash known as Gerasa in ancient times is 45km north of Amman. Entry to the site is through the imposing Hadrian Arch erected to honor the visit of Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. A tour of the city will includes visits to the Hippodrome, the Oval Forum with its 56 Ionic columns, the Temple of Zeus, the 5000 seat South Theater, the Colonnaded Street and the Temple of Artemis.

Visit Highlight:
• Hadrian’s Arch.
• Temple of Artemis.
• Oval Plaza.
• Colonnaded street.
• Temple of Zeus.
• South and North theaters.
• Hippodrome.
• The Jerash Archaeological Museum that displays artifacts excavated from the site.

Visit Duration: 3 Hours Average
Difficulty Level: Medium

6- Umm Rassas / The UNESCO World Heritage site is a few kilometers off the ancient Kings Highway. The archeological site is home to 16 churches built between the 3rd and 9th centuries AD as well as a fortified Roman Military camp. A number of the churches have well preserved mosaic floors depicting trees, birds, animals and even towns and cities that were important at the time.

Visit Highlight:
• Three Byzantine era churches.
• Mosaics.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Low

7- Madaba / The town of Madaba lies south of Amman along the ancient Kings Highway. The city is known for its spectacular collection of Byzantine Mosaics. The Greek Orthodox Church of St George in the center of the town houses the famous Byzantine era mosaic map of the Holy Land depicting valleys, hills and villages from Jerusalem to the Nile. Other churches and location around the town host other colorful mosaics.

Visit Highlight:
• Church of St. George- 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox.
• Apostles church.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Low

8- Mount Nebo / Reputed to be Moses burial place after he saw the “Promised Land”. From the Franciscan Church built on the remains of the Byzantine Monastery, there is a commanding view of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and the hills of the Holy Land. The interior of the church contains remnants of mosaic floors from different periods.

Visit Highlight:
• Byzantine basilica.
• Archeological museum.
• Old monastery grounds.
• Scenic view of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea with 4th century mosaic cross.

Visit Duration: 1:20 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Low

9- Kerak / At 900 meters above sea level, the Crusader Castle of Kerak – one of the largest in the Levant - is dominating. Due to its location east of the Dead Sea, Crac des Moabites (Kerak of Moab) as the Crusaders called it controlled the trade route between Damascus, Egypt and Mecca . The castle and the city were later taken over by the Muslim armies of Saladin. Today Kerak is a thriving city with a population of around 170,000 inhabitants.

Visit Highlight:
• Kerak castle.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average
Difficulty Level: Medium

10- Petra / The capital city of the Nabatean Arabs is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world and Jordan’s national treasure. Petra –which means Rose Red city, gets its name from the color of the rocky mountains the city is carved into. The city prospered in the 1st century AD through the trade of frankincense, myrrh, and spices. The Romans annexed the thriving city, but abandoned it in mid of the 4th century after a strong earthquake hit the city. The city was rediscovered by a Swiss explorer Johannes Burckhardt in 1812. Today Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is visited by thousands of people every day.

Visit Highlight:
• The Siq.
• Al Khazneh (The Treasury) a temple with an ornate 45m-high Greek-style façade.
• Royal tombs.
• Amphitheatre.
• Colonnaded street.
• Qasr Al Bint.
• Extra free time to explore, visit the “Dier” or monastery.

Visit Duration: 4 Hours Average
Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Visa.
  • Meet and assist by our representative at airport upon arrival & departure.
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle and English speaking driver.
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites.
  • Local guide in Jerash (groups of 5 people or less).
  • Local guide in Petra (groups of 5 people or less).
  • Accompanying guide throughout the program (groups of 6 people or more).
  • Optional horse ride in Petra.
  • Accommodation on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Flights.
  • PCR test.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunches & dinners.
  • Exit/Departure tax (included in flight ticket).
  • Tips for guide, driver, hotels, restaurants.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.