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Biblical adventure in Jordan

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Biblical adventure in Jordan

The land of modern day Jordan has been the site of significant events in the history of Christianity spanning across centuries throughout the New and Old Testaments. It is because of this religious significance that sites all around Jordan have been designated as pilgrimage sites and have been visited by Pope John Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis within the past half century. As a land dedicated to religious coexistence, the country of Jordan maintains and protects these religious sites for the use of pilgrims from all around the world.

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The land of modern day Jordan has been the site of significant events in the history of Christianity spanning across centuries throughout the New and Old Testaments. It is because of this religious significance that sites all around Jordan have been designated as pilgrimage sites and have been visited by Pope John Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis within the past half century. As a land dedicated to religious coexistence, the country of Jordan maintains and protects these religious sites for the use of pilgrims from all around the world.

Itinerary

Day 1

Your arrival in Amman

Meet and assist by Jordan Skies representative upon arrival at Amman Queen Alia International Airport. Our expert team transfers you to your hotel in Amman for an overnight stay.

Our expert team transfer you to your hotel

Activities

  • Transfer

Accommodation

Amman Hotel in a 3 accommodation or an upgrade option to 4 or 5* hotel

Day 2

Explore Bethany, Lot Cave & the Dead Sea

Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bethany, it has been identified for nearly two millennia as the area where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

Stunning archaeological discoveries from the 1st century AD confirm that the site was inhabited during the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist.

Then drive to Lot cave on a hillside above the town of Zoar (modern day safi), Byzantine Christians built a church and monastery dedicated to Saint Lot.

The complex was built around the cave where Lot and his daughters found refuge.

Head to Dead Sea to enjoy some free time before returning to your hotel in Amman for overnight.

Stunning archaeological discoveries from the 1st century AD confirm that the site was inhabited during the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist.

Activities

  • Biblical
  • Breakfast

Accommodation

Amman Hotel in 3 accommodation or an upgrade option to 4 or 5* hotel

Day 3

Experience Jerash, Ajloun & Anjara

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel then head North to visit Jerash the Greco-Roman city, Jordan's largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard.

Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres all speak to the time when this was an important imperial centre. Proceed to visit Ajloun Castle:

This historic castle was built atop Mt ‘Auf (1250m) between 1184 and 1188 by one of Saladin’s generals, ‘Izz ad Din Usama bin Munqidh (who was also Saladin’s nephew).

The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders and a counterpoint to the crusader Belvoir Fort on the Sea of Galilee in present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Proceed to Anjara, the town is mentioned in the Bible as a place where Jesus, his mother Mary and his disciples passed through and rested in a nearby cave.

The cave, which has long been a Holy place for pilgrims, has now been commemorated with a modern shrine / church of Our Lady of the Mountain.

Return to your hotel in Amman for the night.

The castle commands views of the Jordan Valley and three wadis leading into it, making it an important strategic link.

Activities

  • Biblical

Accommodation

Amman Hotel in a 3 accommodation or an upgrade option to 4 or 5* hotel

Day 4

Explore Amman - Salt - Pella - Um Qais

A scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, then we drive to visit Salt city.

The first capital of Jordan houses the tomb / shrine of Job, one of the earliest patriarchal figures in the Bible.

Salt is also the location of the tomb / shrine of prophet Jethro, who was the father-in-law of Moses. then continue North to visit Pella It was a city of Decapolis and after A.D. 70 became a center of the Christian community and refugees from Judea.

Head to Um Qais, In the Bible, Umm Qays is referred to as Gadara and was also a member of the Decapolis. This 10-city alliance already existed at the time of Christ (Matthew 4:25).

According to Matthew 8:28 – 34, Jesus casted the evil spirits out of two men in today’s Umm Qeis.

Drive back to Amman for the night.

Head to Um Qais. In the Bible, Umm Qays is referred to as Gadara and was also a member of the Decapolis.

Activities

  • Historical Sites
  • Biblical

Accommodation

Amman Hotel in a 3 star accommodation or an upgrade option to 4 or 5* hotel

Day 5

Head towards Madaba, Mount Nebo & Mukawir

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to visit Madaba; The amiable market town of Madaba is best known for a collection of Byzantine-era mosaics.

The most famous of these is the map on the floor of St George’s Church, but there are many others in different parts of the town, several of them even more complete and vibrantly colorful.

Then drive to visit Mount Nebo; where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land, a land he was himself forbidden to enter. It's believed that he died aged 120 and was later buried in the area, although the exact location of the burial site is the subject of conjecture.

Visit Mukawir In the Bible, Mukawir is referred to as Machaerus. The historian, Josephus, reports that it was here that John the Baptist was imprisoned, Salome danced and John was beheaded (Matthew 14:3 – 11).

Return to your hotel in Amman for the night.

Visit Mount Nebo; where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land, a land he was himself forbidden to enter.

Activities

  • Biblical
  • Historical Sites

Accommodation

Amman Hotel in a 3 accommodation or an upgrade option to 4 or 5* hotel

Day 6

Head towards, Um Ar-rasas, Shoubak & into Petra

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to visit Um Al Rassas.

A rectangular walled city mentioned in the Old and New testaments of the Bible.

Just outside the city walls is the recently unearthed Church of Saint Stephen with its perfectly preserved mosaic floor.

The mosaic depicts the images of the 237 Old and New Testament cities of the Holy Land, east and west of the River Jordan.

Then drive to visit Shoubak Castle Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shoubak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary visitor, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak.

It's especially imposing when seen from a distance, as it sits on a dramatic hill (formerly called Mons Realis, or the Royal Mountain), imposing its might on the surrounding countryside.

After that transfer to the hotel in Petra for overnight.

Drive to visit Shoubak Castle Perched in a wild, remote landscape, Shoubak Castle wins over even the most castle-weary visitor, despite being less complete than its sister fortification at Karak.

Activities

  • Biblical
  • Historical Sites

Accommodation

Hotel 3 in Petra, option to upgrade available to 4 or 5* Hotel

Day 7

Enjoy exploring Petra

The city of Petra was built in the 3rd century BC by the Nabataeans, who carved palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms and stables from the soft stone cliffs.

Today it is a World Heritage Site that needs little introduction; suffice to say, no visit to Jordan is complete without exploring the remarkable Ancient City.

The Ancient City is approached through the 1.2km-long, high-walled Siq – a crack in the rock, torn apart by tectonic forces. Just as you start to think there’s no end to the Siq, you catch breathtaking glimpses ahead of the most impressive of Petra’s sights, the Treasury, known locally as Al Khazneh.

Carved out of iron-laden sandstone to serve as a tomb, the Treasury gets its name from the misguided local belief that an Egyptian pharaoh hid his treasure in the top urn.

The Greek-style pillars, alcoves and plinths are truly masterpieces of masonry work.

Drive to Amman to the hotel for the night.

Breathtaking glimpses ahead of the most impressive of Petra’s sights, the Treasury, known locally as Al Khazneh.

Accommodation

Hotel 3 in Petra, option to upgrade available to 4 or 5* Hotel

Day 8

Our journey ends in Amman

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.

Accommodation

Hotel in Amman option to upgrade to 4 or 5

What's Included

Accommodation

Accommodation including breakfast. Upgrade options available to 4 and 5* at an additional rate.

Flights

International flights, travel insurances are excluded

Visa

Visas to Jordan are included in the rate

Ground Transport

Meet & Assist with English Speaking representative 08 days transfer and tours with a modern A/C Bus with free Wifi Transfer to and from the airport

Meals

Breakfast included

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