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Biblical Treasures of Jordan
Jordan,Amman
Style: Biblical Tour
 
 

Code DJR801

Region

Middle East
Description Jerash, Anjara, Umm Qais, Mukawir, Kerak are only a few

Brief

Day 1 (ARRIVAL- AMMAN AIRPORT OR LAND BORDERS – AMMAN HOTEL)
Upon arriving Queen Alia International Airport or at land borders, you will be received by our Meet & Assist representatives assisting you on your way through immigration. Transfer to your hotel in Amman for overnight.


Day 2 (AMMAN - UMM QAYS – ANJARA - JERASH – AMMAN)

We will drive north of Jordan to Umm Qays (Old Gadara) dating back to 2nd century AD, colonnaded streets, amphitheaters, churches, temples and the vast Roman forum. From here you can view the Golan Heights and Tiberius Lake. We will then visit Anjara. Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Mountain Church - a rebuilt cave that is venerated as a place where Jesus and his mother Mary passed during their journeys between the Sea of Galilee, the Decapolis cities, Bethany beyond the Jordan and Jerusalem. Anjara was designated by the Vatican as a Millenium 2000 pilgrimage site. We will then head north to visit the splendidly preserved Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Return to Amman for O/N.

 

Day 3 (AMMAN – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – MEKAWIR - KERAK - PETRA)

We will head towards Madaba, the city of mosaics.  This town has a long history, being first mentioned in the Bible and in the Mesha Stele when it was a Moabite town, visit St. George orthodox Christian church the mosaic Map of Jerusalem, Palestine, Jordan, Israel & Egypt. Then to Mount Nebo tour of the site of the Tomb of Moses. From here Where Moses viewed the Promised Land. There are ruins of 4th and 6th c. churches whose floors are still covered with marvelous mosaic. Continue driving via the kings road to Mekawir 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, Afterwards continue to Kerak touring it’s Castle (one of the finest examples of Crusader military construction, then depart to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Petra for O/N.

 

Day 4 (PETRA, ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD)

After breakfast, strat exploring one of the 7 wonders of the world with a horseback ride to the SIQ (Canyon) followed by guided tour through the Siq to the Treasury, the accompanying bilingual guides give a brief history of Petra, We will visit the Treasury, city centre, the Royal tomb, the theatre, the High Place of Sacrifice and the Roman Soldier Tombs and many others before returning to the Hotel in Petra for O/N.



Day 5 (PETRA - WADI RUM – AQABA)
We will head to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. Here you will find adventure and feel the romance of the Arabian Desert. Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of white and pink colored sands. Upon arrival to Wadi Rum, a 2hrs jeep tour to explore Lawrence Road, visiting the most spectacular sights of Wadi Rum. You will be treated for a Bedouin lunch at Wadi Rum. Then we will drive to the Red Sea Resort City of Aqaba for O/N.

 

Day 6 (AQABA – BETHANY – DEAD SEA - AMMAN)

After Breakfast we will head through Wadi Araba then along the shores of the Dead Sea to visit Bethany: The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethanybeyond the Jordan Where Jesus was baptized, has long been Known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40 and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. Visit the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, the continue to Amman for O/N. 

   

Day 7 (AMMAN - DESERT CASTLES – AMMAN)
After breakfast, start your day exploring the east part of Jordan, the desert castles and palaces, built by the Umayyad Caliphs in the 8th century AD. They built these castles and palaces in the Jordanian desert in order to maintain the caravan routes and to secure the loyalty of Jordanian tribes. In addition, they built hunting lodges to enjoy horse riding, hunting and bathing, Visit Kharanah Palace, Amra Palace, and Azraq castle, and then transfer back to Amman. 

 

Day 8 (DEPARTURE VIA AIRPORT OR LAND BORDERS)

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport or land border for departure. 

 

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