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Biblical Sightseeing Tour 8 Days
DAY 01 - Arrival
Arrival to Amman Airport and transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (per your arrival time). Overnight Amman.
DAY 02 - Jerash - Anjara - Umm Qais
In the north of Amman visit the best preserved example of a Roman provincial city, Jerash with its theaters, churches, temples, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. Go on to Anjara to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Mountain. Here Virgin Mary and Jesus had a rest during a journey. Head further north to Umm Qais, the antic Gadara, with its Hellenistic-Roman remains. According to the Bible Jesus healed here demoniacs and the demons runing as swines into the Sea of Galilee. From Gadara you have a magnificent view over this Sea, Jordan Valley and Golan Heights. Return to Amman.
DAY 03 - Bethany Baptism Site- Elijah's Hill- Mt. Nebo- Madaba
After breakfast depart to Bethany at the Jordan River. This is the place where the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist took place. Also have a look at Elijah's Hill where Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. From here journey to Mt. Nebo, the burial site of Prophet Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. View 4th and 6th century Byzantine churches with wonderful mosaics. Then visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of St. George's Church. More mosaics can be seen in the Archaeological Park, which houses some masterpieces from Byzantine churches. Overnight in Madaba.
DAY 04 - Mukawir - King's Way- Kerak-Noah's Tomb
On the 700 meter high hill Mukawir, in biblical times known as Machaerus, had been a great palace, where Herod Antipas imprisoned and killed John the Baptist. Reach the hilltop over a path. Still to see are towers, walls and baths. Along the King's Way, where Prophet Moses walked, drive through the land of Edom and Moab to Kerak. Visit the great Crusader castle and the tomb of Prophet Noah. Afterwards head south to Petra for overnight.
DAY 05 - Petra
The red-rose city of Petra is a unique destination. More than 2000 years ago the area was settled by the Nabataeans who carved magnificent buildings in the sandstone. We walk through the Siq, an immense crack in the stone, to see at the end Petra's most impressive monument: the Treasury. You walk along the Street of Facades, see the Royal Tombs, Qasr al Bint and the young at heart climb up the 800 stairs to the Monastery El Deir. Overnight in Petra.
DAY 06 - Wadi Rum
Today we drive 1.5 hours to the dramatic Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. By 4x4 jeep we drive to sand dunes, spectacular rock formations, canyons and Nabatean rock inscriptions. Dinner at a Bedouin camp in the desert where we also spend the night. And maybe you have the same feeling like Lawrence of Arabia who described Wadi Rum as "god-like".
DAY 07 - Wadi Araba - Lot's Cave - Dead Sea - Amman
In the morning we drive from the desert to the Dead Sea. En route visit Lot's Cave near the town of Safi. Here Prophet Lot lived together with his daughters after he fled the sinful cities Sodom and Gomorrah. Head on to the beach at the Dead Sea where you can relax the rest of the day and float in the salty water. Evening arrival back to Amman and overnight.
DAY 08 - Amman City Tour
Today visit important places in Amman. Mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites. Visit the Citadel with its remains from the Roman to the Byzantine period and the Archaeological Museum housing excellent artifacts like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit the Folklore Museum and the Roman Theater from 2nd century as well as a Coptic Church. Rest of the day at leisure for you to discover parts of the capital on your own. Overnight Amman.
DAY 09 - Departure
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Amman Airport.
Hotel accomodation on Bed & Breakfast basis All noted sightseeing on private guided basis Roundtrip Amman Airport transfers Taxes and handling services