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Christian Tour At Jordan

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

9 people

Languages

English, Other

Highlights

  • Umm Qais: Explore the Roman Decapolis city, culture center and home to poets with a great philosophers.
  • Jerash : “Gerasa” is indisputably the most complete and best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the Middle East.
  • Ajloun: The wonder of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture took shape in Ajloun.
  • Lady of the Mount: “Sacred site” It is believed that Jesus and his mother Mary passed through the town and rested here in a cave during a journey between the Sea of Galilee and the Decapolis Cities.
  • Tel Mar Elias: “Sacred site” Tel Mar Elias is very close to the ruins of a village known as Listib. It is believed that this place was formerly Tishbe, the home of Elijah, a native of Gilead in Transjordan.
  • Pella: Jordan's biblical city of Peniel, which is referred to as modern-day Pella, is a must-visit destination that is filled with immense historical, religious, and cultural experiences. In Islamic times, Pella, then known as Tabaqet Fahl, witnessed a decisive battle between Muslims and Christian Romans.
  • Amman: Jordanian capital with the Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs.
  • Bethany: The site of john Baptiste settlement it’s the place where John begin his mission.In 2015, the site was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Madaba: Ruins and ancient Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaic of the Holy land at the Church of St George in this Christian market town.
  • Mt. Nebo: One of the most sacred sites in Jordan with panoramic views of Jerusalem, Jericho and the Jordan River Valley from the summit of this holy site.
  • Mukawer: The place built by King Herod to be a bulwark against attacks by the Nabataea kingdom, at this place John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded after salome’s fateful dance.
  • Umm ar-Rasas: From the Roman fort Kastron Mefa'a at the Limes Arabicus and a settlement north of it, a Christian town and important place of pilgrimage developed in the 5th century. Many of the 16 churches have been decorated with mosaic floors, of which some excellent examples can still be seen. Umm er-Rasas was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004.
  • Al Karak: “Characomba” Qer Harreseth or Kir of Moab. Is a city in Jordan known for its medieval castle, the Kerak Castle.
  • Lot’s Cave: it is mentioned in the Old Testament, where Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt for turning back and disobeying the angel’s orders, while fleeting from the demolition of Sodom and Gomorrah, during the sulfur destruction of the city known as the city of sin according to biblical history. This tour is rich with archaeological biblical proofs.
  • Dead Sea or Lot's Sea or Bahr Lut : the Arabic name is Bahr Lut, the "Sea of Lot." The Dead Sea, its one of the most dramatic places on Earth, with its stunning natural environment equally matched by its powerful spiritual symbolism. Dead Sea: Beautiful landscape with the most famous, warm and buoyant mineral-rich waters.
  • Main Spa: Panoramic painting colored in the arms of nature and deep as a religious and historical heritage.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival Amman.

Welcome to Jordan, historical, civilized, peaceful, and religious history land. On arrival at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

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Day 02: Jerash, Ajlun, Pella, and Umm Qays - Overnight in Amman.

Start the day with a city tour at Umm Qays the spectacular destination, a combination of Ancient Graeco-Roman ruins intertwined with houses of an Ottoman village. Many of the structures of Umm Qays are built with black basalt stone, giving the city a grand and unique feel. During the time of the New Testament, northern Jordan was the region of the Roman Decapolis (meaning ‘ten cities’ in Greek). heading to Formerly the city of Gadara, Umm Qais overlooks the Sea of Galilee. This is the placewhere Jesus taught the people about the Kingdom of God and performed his miracles. The old Decapolis city of Gadara (modern-day Umm Qays) boasts spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee. 

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Then proceading to Jerash, formerly known as Gerasa, is indisputably the most complete and bestpreserved Graeco-Roman city in the Middle East, noted in the Bible as the “region of the Garasenes” (Mark 5:1; They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes . Luke 8:26). They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes,[a] which is across the lake from Galilee. In a large ecclesiastical complex within the city, there is a fountain where Byzantine citizens once annually celebrated Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine. Today, the “Fountain Court” within Jerash is a popular destination for modern pilgrims who want to re-enact the travels and teachings of Christ. The colonnaded streets, plazas, temples, paved pathways, theatres and fifteen Byzantine churches make Jerash the second most important historical destination for tourists in Jordan, after Petra.

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Then, Heading nearby Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century fortress built by the forces of Saladin to defend against Crusader incursions. The hilltop edifice is a stunning example of medieval Arab-Islamic military architecture and was built to dominate three major passages into northwest Jordan. Go inside (own expense) and look around the towers, corridors, and small museum, absorbing the historical atmosphere and scenic views. Ajloun is the place of the famous biblical site of Tell Mar Elias that is believed to be the home of prophet Elijah and where he was born. The site also consists of incredible archeological ruins of two Byzantine churches that are situated on the top of a hill overlooking vast greenery and hilly landscapes. headind to Pella, the place where Jacob stopped during his journey from Mesopotamia to Canaan. They have long been identified with two sites in north-central Jordan: (the eastern and western hills of gold). Jacob had reconciled with his uncle Laban at Mizpah in Gilead, but he still feared his brother Esau as he had stolen his birthright. When Jacob camped at Mahanaim on his way to meet Esau, he was greeted by the angels of God who came to protect him. In the holy Bible, Genesis 32:30 states, “And Jacob requested, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed Jacob there. So, Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

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Day 03: Amman City Tour and Desert Castles - Overnight in Amman.

Amman city tour begins when driver picks you up from hotel to head the Amman citadel –also known as Jebel AlQalaea- the most famous and well know spot of city, Citadel is one of seven mounts occupy the capital city of Amman which has many parts dated back to the B.C periods, besides temple of great Hercules, Ayyubaid watching tower, and the great hand statue. Next, you will visit the circle-half shaped roman theatre which dated back to ancient Roman times and was used to be used for concerts and musical shows. Theatre is up to 6000 persons and is still used until today for the same purpose. After that we will visit the Archeological museum which houses ancient valuable objects and artifacts from ancient eras, before we move to see the Folklore museum which shows a brief of Jordan history and heritage. Amman the Jordanian capital, Amman, is mentioned in the Bible by the name of Rabath Ammon in the story of King Og, an Ammonite King famed for being a giant of a man (Deuteronomy 3:11). 11 (Og king of Bashan was the last of the Rephaites. His bed was decorated with iron and was more than nine cubits long and four cubits wide. It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.) The city was also known as Philadelphia, named so in the 3rd century BC after the Ptolemic ruler Philadelphus. Amman today boasts a number of important ruins, including the Roman Theatre, a Roman temple and several Byzantine churches. The archeological museum situated in the Citadel owns one of the finest collections of ancient artifacts in the Middle East, including some of the Copper Dead Sea scrolls. The modern capital is well-known for its excellent infrastructure, museums, fascinating shops, gourmet restaurants, luxurious hotels and recreational facilities. Proceed to Dessert Castles The beautiful examples of art and architecture, Visit Amra Castle, former summer palace containing unique Islamic frescoes; Al-Kharaneh Castle, old Roman fort. After this you will visit the Roman fort of Azraq which was built in black volcanic stone, Called castles because of their imposing stature, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centres, resort pavilions and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. Several of these preserved compounds, all of which are clustered to the east and south of Amman, can be visited on one - or two-day loops from the city.

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Day 04: Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Karak - Overnight in Petra.

After breakfast drive proceed to Madaba -“City of Mosaics” traveling south to the town of Madaba, known for its early medieval church mosaics, including the prized Mosaic Map of the Holy Land. The World’s Oldest Holy Land Map St. George’s Church, the 19th-century home of the famous 6th-century mosaic that depicts the Holy Land of the time. Admire the detailed renderings of the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem, and note how the map incorporates references to famous biblical locations. Next, continue to Mt. Nebo, the mountain ridge where it’s believed Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. admiring the panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, to Jerusalem and Jericho, and view the modern sculpture of Moses’ staff. take a tour of the mosaics at Mt. Nebo’s church, all dating from between the 4th and 6th centuries. Admire the still-vivid scenes of soldiers, horses, hunters, and animals such as peacocks and lions. heading to The King’s Highway is the world’s oldest continuously used communication route. It used to link ancient Bashan, Giliad, and Ammon in the North with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the South. In the Bible, The King’s Highway is first mentioned by name in Numbers 20:17, 17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not go through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the King’s Highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory.” when Moses led the Exodus through southern Jordan. Moses asked the King of Edom if he and his people could “go along the King’s Highway” during their journey to Canaan, but his request was denied. Al-Karak Castle located at Al-Karak is an excellent example of medieval military architecture. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. The city today is home to around 170,000 people and continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings.

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Day 05: Petra - Overnight in Petra.

Today visit the red rose city and spending the day at capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritages Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Inhabited by the Nabateans, Edomites and Romans, Petra brought together the knowledge and skill of these civilizations to create this world wonder. Caravans laden with incense, silks, spices and other exotic goods would rest at Petra. During the Exodus, Moses and the Israelites passed through the Petra area in Edom. Moses was never allowed to enter the Holy Land, as he disobeyed God’s commands to speak to a rock to bring forth water, choosing to strike it instead (Numbers 20:10-24). Local tradition says that the spring at Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses), just outside Petra, is this same place. The Bible’s Old Testament mention of Petra under several possible names, including Sela and Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7). 7 He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and captured Sela in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day. We are going to discover several sites of Petra, Al-siq to treasury trail (main trail), Petra museum, Al-khubtha trail, Ad-deir main trail, Ad-deir back route, Henna fantasia show, Ad-deir to kharubat al-fajjah, Beidha – the first trail, Petra by night, Beidha – the second trail.

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Day 06: Lot’s Cave, Lot’s Wife and the Dead Sea - hot springs , Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Upgrade your tour with an optional visit to Lot’s Cave, known in the Old Testament, where Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt for turning back disobeying the angel’s orders, while fleeting from the demolition of Sodom and Gomorrah, during the sulfur destruction of the city known as the city of sin according to biblical history. This tour is rich with archaeological biblical proofs. From there, we are heading toward the Dead Sea, the Middle East’s mineral-rich salt lake. The Arabic name is Bahr Lut, the "Sea of Lot." The Dead Sea is one of the most dramatic places on Earth, with its stunning natural environment equally matched by its powerful spiritual symbolism. The Bible variously calls it the “Sea of Arabah”, the “Salt Sea”, or the “Eastern Sea”. Mediaeval texts refer to it as “the Devil’s Sea”, but the Arab people have always known it as Bahr Lut (Lot’s Sea). The infamous Sodom and Gomorrah and other cities of the Dead Sea Plain were subject to some of the most dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories. In Genesis, God said he would destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the inhabitant’s wicked and arrogant ways. But Abraham successfully argued with God that Lot and any other righteous people should be spared. Lot and his two daughters survived and fled, seeking refuge in a cave on a hillside near the small town of Zoar (modern-day Safi). However, as they were leaving the burning city of Sodom, Lot’s wife disobeyed God’s order not to look back and was turned into a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26). heading to the amazing hot springs that have little-known biblical significance. Ma’in is a glorious hot spring waterfall resort situated right beside the Dead Sea. Nestled just 30 kilometers from the city of Madaba,and At an impressive 264 meters below sea level, visitors can find themselves relaxing beside the Ma’in waterfalls and gazing up at the stunning mountainous backdrop is only 15 minutes. in the Bible: King Herod frequented the healing springs at Ma'in (when these waters were known as Baaras) and built a villa at nearby Mukawer. According to tradition, it was at that villa that Salome danced and John the Baptist was beheaded (Matthew 14: 1-12).

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Day 07: Bethany Beyond the Jordan - Return to Amman.

The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “El-Maghtas” in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. “I baptize with water,’ John replied, ‘but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’ This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.” “Whatever we write or say about the site, if one doesn’t physically visit and walk in the trails of John and Jesus and live the Biblical stories, he wouldn’t experience the spirituality we wish you to experience.”

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Day 08: Departure.

After completing your joyful tour in Jordan, we would like to bid you farewell by our driver or representative to Queen Alia International Airport.

Included / Not Included

  • Meet & assist on arrival and departure at Airport for more than 5 pax (for less than 5 pax Meet & assist will be after customs area)
  • Visa all non-restricted nationalities “Guests’ passport details are required 2 weeks before the arrival”.
  • Free collective entry visa for all groups starting from 5 pax & more upon providing all passport details prior to 10 days of arrival for the non-restricted nationalities, with a minimum of 02 nights stay.
  • All entrance fees to the sites and museums which listed in itinerary.
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure vehicle with WIFI, according number of participants with experienced assisting, dedicated English-Speaking Driver.
  • Spot Local guides at the major sites visited.
  • One-day entrance fees to Petra.
  • Accommodation on B.B basis sharing double/ twin or triple standard room (Single supplement applies if you want a single room).
  • 1 small mineral water per person per day.
  • All Service charges & local taxes.
  • One luggage and one handbag (carry on) per person.
  • Travel Insurance. Highly recommended.
  • Any kind of Meals, drinks or beverages except if it is clearly mentioned that it is included.
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums which listed in itinerary.
  • Visas (if applicable). Visa Fees for individuals less than 5pax (JD 40 per person).
  • Government licensed English speaking professional tour guides. Is available upon your request.
  • All type of gratuities (Tips for service providers (drivers, guides, camping/ hotel staff, etc.). Highly Recommended.
  • Carriages in Petra.
  • Porterage at Airport, hotels.
  • All personal Miscellaneous expenses.
  • All items, services not specifically mentioned as included.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Group 5 adult 5 6 25$
2 Group 7 adult 7 9 35$

Overview

Tour Name

Christian Tour At Jordan

Price and Availability

  • Minimum number of travellers must be (2 adults) to confirm the booking with these rates.
  • Prices above are per person in USD ($), based on two people sharing a twin-room.
  • Single supplement & Solo Traveller available upon request. please check “Extras” field.
  • Prices depend on availability at the time of confirmation.
  • Rates are based on standard rooms.
  • Hotels may vary depending on the availability, flexible prices & itineraries.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults. One child per room.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Check-in time at hotels is 14:00, check-out time at hotels 12:00 noon.
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What to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunhat or head dress.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Water flask.
  • Your medicine if you use.
  • Your camera & Memory data.

Accessibility can use

  • Wheelchair accessible. (your own).
  • Stroller accessible infant. (your own).
  • Infant seats available. (upon request).
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible.

Terms and Conditions

  • All terms apply to this package and can be identified by visiting the terms and conditions page.

Cancellation Policy

Additional Information

  • The driver/tour guide escorts you according to the booked itinerary, he/she is not 24/7 at your disposal.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers or for Single rooms?

Yes, Please check tour extra filed.

Are flights included?

No. tours are only sold as ‘land-only’ arrangements, Your international travel to and from the tour are not included in the trip price. However, Search & Book Flights can assist you with booking your flights, or via your local agent.

Is booking flight easy, and can I book?

Yes, Jordan has Amman airport "Queen Alia International Airport (Code - AMM)" and Aqaba airport "King Hussein International Airport ( Code - AQJ)", It's so easy to search or book through our website, Search & Book Flights (3rd party) or from your supplier. Its even easy to find many airline companies and most of the airlines have regular flights to Jordan with cheap prices, such as Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Jazeera Airways , easyJet, Pegasus Airlines, Transavia Dutch, Flydubai, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline, Turkish Airlines. and many international airlines.

Amman Airport !

Queen Alia International Airport (Code - AMM):- Conveniently located within 30 minutes of Amman’s downtown, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is considered to be the main airport in Jordan and is serviced by many global airline carriers.

Aqaba Airport !

King Hussein International Airport ( Code - AQJ):- As Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea region of Aqaba, King Hussein International Airport (KHIA) is approximately a 45-minute flight from either of Amman’s airports. Serviced by national and international carriers, KHIA is quickly growing to be a regional hub for both the holiday and business traveller alike.

Can I extend my visit to other countries in the region?

Map Tours offer programs that combine visits to neighbouring countries. It is very simple to arrange extensions to the Holy Land, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Border formalities are usually swift and trouble-free.

What sort of transport do you use in Jordan?

Depending on the group size, you'll be travelling in an air-conditioned vehicle such as Economy/Sedan cars or mini van "European & Asian brands" (depending on group size).

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

Through our wide experience and good relations with hotels in Jordan we (Map Tours & Events) will always chose the best hotels and regardless the hotels categorization. At Wadi Rum we use a deluxe permanent desert camp "Standard tent" with proper bathroom facilities.(Bubble room available upon request with supplement).

Can I travel with my friend in Jordan?

yes. You can travel with your friend.

Do I need Travel Insurance?

We recommend the purchase of adequate travel insurance for all overseas travel. It is currently a prerequisite to have medical travel insurance.

Are kids welcome?

Kids are welcome, Map Tours has several Family Trips, However, trips tend to be active so make sure to check if the activities are appropriate for small children. Overland tours require that travellers be 18 or older.

How much shall I tip?

Tipping "gratuities" is not obligatory, but the people who are working in the tourism sector depend on tips as a major part of their income. Therefore, tipping is considered customary and widely expected in Jordan, while The amount depends on the situation. For example, In the restaurants, it is good to give 10% tip directly to the waiter even when there is service charge added to the bill as the service tax does not go to the waiters.

What are the opening and closing hours for tourist sites?

Most sites open from 08:00 until 17:00 during summertime and from 08:00 until 16:00 during wintertime, noting that these sites close earlier during Ramadan. On the other hand, Petra is open all year long from 6:00 till 18:00. "Museums close on Tuesdays". for more information please see the link Jordan Attractions Opening Hours.


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Dary.lR
06/24/2024
Perfect tour design and execution! I really appreciated the customization of the tour according to our expectations and preferences. Hotels were amazing and the driver was highly professional and knowledgeable. Great vacation and thanks a lot Map Tours staff for the coordination of it!
Bruce WT
06/24/2024
Just returned from a Jordan tour--Lot’s Cave, Dead Sea , hot springs ,Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Karak . We had a wonderful time. Our driver, was excellent. He was always prompt, polite, very knowledgeable of the different areas and their customs, as well as funny. All the arrangements ran like clock work--from the pickup at the airport until the drop off almost a week later. We were never stressed with the details because Tawfiq took care of everything--driving, tickets, breaks, even water. When we return to Jordan again, we will definitely use Map Tours Jordan.
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