Biblical tour jordan
DAY 1: ARRIVAL – AMMAN
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you will find our representaive holding a sign with your name, he will assist you with immigration & customes formalities, then proceed to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 2: AMMAN – AS-SALT – JERASH – ANJARA – TALL MAR ELIAS – AMMAN
After breakfast, drive to as-Salt. It is located on the old main highway leading from Amman to Jerusalem. Situated in the Balqa highland, about (790-840) metres above the sea level, the town is built on top of three hills, close to the Jordan River valley. Continue to Jerash, nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, Jerash ( Gerasa ) is the best-preserved Roman city of the Decapolis. Enter through the monumental South Gate the city of Jerash, where you will come upon the lovely Oval Plaza, the Temple of Zeus, and the South Theater, which seats more than 3,000 viewers.
Walk through the Colonnaded Street & pass by the Market Place, the Omayyad residential quarter, the 4th century AD cathedral, St. Theodore’s Church, the Nymphaeum & the North Theater. Then to Tell Mar Elias, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown of the Prophet Elias. Return to hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 3: AMMAN – PELLA – UMM QUYS – AMMAN
After breakfast, go to the city of Pella was the site of one of Christianity's earliest churches and it was a refuge for Jerusalem Christians in the 1st century AD. Then drive to Umm Qais. Site of the famous miracle of the Gadareane swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome, Gadara hanging on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, which is known today as Umm Qais, and has an impressive colonnaded street, a vaulted terrace, and the ruins of two theatres. Return to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 4: AMMAN – HESHBON – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – BETHANY – AMMAN
After breakfast, drive to Heshbon that was taken by the Israelites on their entry to the Promised Land, and was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Numbers 32:37); afterwards it was given to the tribe of Gad (Joshua 21:37; 1 Chronicles 6:81). Continue to Madaba, home of the most famous Byzantine mosaics. Visit the greatest and most significant of all the city’s treasures, the wonderful mosaic map of ancient Palestine, which is located on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The 6th century AD map, hailed as the oldest in existence, was depicted for the benefit of the pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land, as it represented the surrounding regions as well. The River Nile, the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias and the Dead Sea are easily identified on this map, in addition to many cities such as Bethlehem, Gaza and Jerusalem. One can clearly make out the walls, towers, gates, streets and buildings of the Holy City of Jerusalem, especially the colonnaded main street or Cardo, and the domed Church of the Holy Sepulcher. On the straight street through the heart of the city stands the domed Holy Sepulcher. Clearly inscribed above the north and east gates is the legend "Holy City of Jerusalem".
Drive along the same route & stop at Mount Nebo, which dates back to the time of the Prophet Moses, around the 12th century BC & is believed to be the site of the Prophet’s burial place and the point from where he viewed the “Holy Land”. On the top of the hill, housed beneath a protective structure built by the Franciscans, are the ruins of a beautiful small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Inside, are the remains of mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes. From a platform in front of the church, a visitor may see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross which symbolizes the serpent lifted up by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Return to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 5: AMMAN – CITY TOUR – PETRA
After breakfast. tour of Amman, the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Starting with the downtown area, the oldest part of Amman, which is crowned by the Citadel offering a panoramic view of the whole city. Here you can also see the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules that dates back to ( AD 161 – 180 ), the Byzantine Church, the Omayyad Palace, the Archaeological Museum which has an excellent collection of the antiquities of Jordan. At the foot of the Citadel is the 2nd century AD Roman Theater, still used for cultural events.Proceed to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 6: PETRA
After breakfast, a full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish. Re-turn back to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 7: PETRA – KARAK – UMM ER-RASAS – MUKAWIR – DEAD SEA – AMMAN
After breakfast, Drive to Kerak, where you will visit the stunning Crusader castle which built in ( AD 1142 ). Visitors will be astonished by the network of the dimly lit vaulted rooms and corridors, interconnected through heavy arches and doorways.Then continue to Umm er- Rasas, the Old and New Testaments mention it & got fortified by Romans as well. Where the local Christians were still embellishing it with Byzantine-style mosaics.Then proceed to Mukawir, where It is said that was settled the Herod Antipas´ fortress and where he presented Salome with the head of John the Baptist.
Then continue Dead Sea; the lowest spot on earth (417) meters below sea level. The uniqueness of theDead Seahas been known for centuries. It’s the only place in the world with this particular combination of exclusive spa benefits: peculiar sun radiation (ultra-violet filtered), enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich salt sea, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud.Then proceed to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 8: AMMAN – Q.A.I. Airport
After breakfast, drive to Queen Alia International Airport, for your departure flight going back home along with your unforgettable memories.