Jordan Biblical Tour

Jordan Biblical Tour

Travel the length of Jordan visiting sites such as Gadara, Jerash, Baptism Site, Lot’s Wife’s Pillar and Petra in 6 days.

Tour Itinerary
Accommodation
Inclusion/ Exclusion

Day 1: Arrival to Jordan – Amman

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Once you have passed through Immigration and Customs at Queen Alia airport, your driver will be waiting in the Arrivals Hall to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight: Amman.


Day 2: Umm Qais – Jerash

This morning we drive to Umm Qais, the old Decapolis city of Gadara, with its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The basalt basilica is believed to be the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine. We then drive to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman cities. With your English speaking guide, enter through Hadrian’s Arch for a 2 hour tour of this remarkable city. Free time after the tour if you wish to continue exploring. Back to Amman. Overnight: Amman.


Day 3: Machaerus – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Bethany Beyond the Jordan – Dead Sea

After breakfast we visit Machaerus (Mukawir), where John the Baptist was beheaded. Next we visit Madaba, famous for the detailed mosaic map discovered on the floor of the 6th Century St George Church which shows all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. Then we drive to Mt. Nebo, the place where God allowed Moses to see the Promised Land before he died. Visit the old monastery and look out over the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Descend into the Rift Valley to arrive at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, where Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan, as well as the area where the children of Israel led by Joshua entered the Promised Land. Finally we drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, some 420 metres below the sea level. Enjoy floating on the surface of the waters seven times saltier than regular seawater. Pamper yourself at the hotel spa centre (optional extra) or lounge around one of the many freshwater pools. Overnight: Dead Sea hotel.


Day 4: Dead Sea – Arnoon (Wadi Mujib) – Lot’s Wife Pillar – Al Sharah Mountains – Dana Wild Natural Reserve – Shoback Castle – Petra

This morning we travel along the Dead Sea Highway and stop at the bottom of Wadi Al-Mujib then we continue to Lot’s Wife Pillars. From a distance we can see the Lot’s hillside cave near the town of Safi. Here Lot lived together with his daughters after they fled the sinful cities Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible says Lot’s daughters gave birth to sons; their descendants would become the Ammonite and Moabite people, whose kingdoms were in what is now central Jordan. Ascend the winding road up the Al Sharah Mountains to the wild natural reserve of Dana where we stop to enjoy the view and take photos. Next, we travel to Shobak Castle, one of the many Crusader castles found in Jordan. Shobak castle was used as a monastery until it was rebuilt by the crusader prince Baldwin I and used to guard the road from Egypt to Damascus. Overnight: Petra.


Day 5: Petra

With your English speaking guide, walk through the mile-long Siq to reach the city, passing the remains of Nabataean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones. See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, Winged Lion’s Temple, Qasr al Bint, and the Petra Museum where your guided tour will end. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. Overnight Petra. At the time of Jesus and the Apostles, one of the Eastern Mediterranean’s greatest trading centers was located in Petra. During the Exodus, Moses and the Israelites passed through the Petra area in Edom – local tradition says that the spring at Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses), just outside Petra, is the place where Moses struck the rock and brought forth water. Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam, died in Jordan and was buried in Petra at Jebal Harun (Mount Aaron).


Day 6: Petra – Amman (departure)

Today you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.

Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool

Rum Hotel

Location: Amman Al Swefieh Ali Nasouh Al Taher Street, Bul. No 60

Close to: AlWakalat St.

Facilities: Al Sayran restaurant, Meeting Room, VIP Lounge, deli cafe

Imperial Palace Hotel

Location: 4th Circle

Close to: Embassies

Facilities: 24 hour Room Service, Restaurant, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Outdoor Pool, High Speed WiFi.

Geneva Hotel

Location: West Amman on road to Airport

Close to: Shopping, business districts

Facilities: 3 restaurants, 24 hour Room Service, 24 hour Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing, High Speed Internet, Currency Exchange

Grand Hyatt

Location: 2km from city centre

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: High Speed Internet, 24 hour Room Service, Babysitting, Currency Exchange, ATM machine

Le Meridien

Location: Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: Free In-room WiFi, Health Club and Spa, 7 Restaurants, Bar

Landmark Hotel

Location: Central Amman

Close to: within walking distanced of the old city area

Facilities: 6 Restaurants, 24 Hour Room Service, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Tennis Court, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet throughout hotel, Same-day Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, Baby Sitting Services, ATM Machine

La Maison Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra) – Tourism Street

Close to: very close to the visitors center

Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, Free Wi-Fi, Massage, Bar

Amra Palace Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park,

Facilities Restaurant, Summer Roof-top Dining, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, 24 Hour Room Service, Internet Access, Currency Exchange, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Same day Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Seven Wonders

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park.

Facilities Internet Access in Rooms, Restaurant, Rooftop Pool and Covered Terrace, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service

Petra Moon Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: 100m from Petra Archaeological Park, 100m from Restaurants

Facilities Restaurant, High Speed Internet WiFi, Rooftop Terrace and Swimming Pool (April-November)

Petra Guest House

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: At the entrance gate to Petra Archaeological Park, 200m from Restaurants

Facilities Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Room Service

Movenpick Resort Petra

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: at entrance to Petra Archaeological Park, local Restaurants

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 7 Restaurants, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Free WiFi, Free Mini-bar

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley

Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park

Facilities Currency Exchange, Bookstore, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Newspapers, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Bar

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities High Speed Internet, Disability Accessible Rooms, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and a Lobby Lounge, Aqua Fun Centre for Children, Spa & Wellness Centre, Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, Gift Shop

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access to the Dead Sea, 9 Pools, Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Internet Access, Kids Club, 4 Restaurants, Luxury Spa

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, outdoor pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Hotel’s Health

Holiday Inn

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Private Beach access, several swimming pools including an infinity pool and heated winter pool

Crowne Plaza

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport

Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba

Facilities Outdoor Pool, 24 Hour Gym, Spa & Wellness Centre, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and 1 Lounge, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Childrens’ Care Services, WiFi.

Package Includes

  •  Meet & Greet at Airport
  •  All transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  •  English speaking driver
  •  Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary
  •  Accommodation and Meal Plan selected
  •  Local English speaking tour guide in Jerash (2 hours)
  •  Local English speaking tour guide in Petra (3-4 hours)
  •  All service charges and taxes

Package Excludes

  •  Jordanian entry visa
  •  Tipping of guide/driver
  •  Meals not in selected meal plan
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Travel insurance
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