Happy Easter to All!!
Yes, I know we already celebrated Easter last week – but here in Jordan we are lucky enough to celebrate it twice! Last week was for those following the western Christian churches and this week is those following the eastern Christian churches.
Staying with our biblical theme during this holy week of Easter(s), we are pleased to announce the arrival of our new biblical tours of Jordan.
It is also possible to visit just one of the sites as part of any of our other itineraries as day trips from Amman or the Dead Sea. Our together with our Israeli partner we can also add on a tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Just contact us with what you want to do and we will be happy to tailor make a package just for you!
Biblical Tour of Jordan
Day 1 – Arrival in Jordan
Meet and Assist at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman and transfer to Hotel in Amman
After breakfast, meet with your driver for a day trip to Pella and Umm Qais, once important cultural centres of the Roman world. It is believed that Jesus visited these cities and performed some of His miracles. On the return journey stop at the shrine of Our Lady on the Mountain at Anjara. Believed to be the place where Jesus and his mother Mary stopped to rest on their journey from Jerusalem to Galilee. Back to your hotel in Amman
Take the scenic route south along the King’s Highway. Along the way make stops at the city of Madaba to visit the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land in Saint George Greek Orthodox church and Mount Nebo – the place where Moses first looked on the Holy Land. Continue south to the ruins of King Herods Palace at Mukawir and then see the magnificent mosaics and ruins of Umm Al Rasas. Finish the day arriving at your hotel in Petra.
Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city of Petra. The city was once the heart of the Nabatean world, and later the Romans – who left their influences with a Amphitheatre and colonnade streets. Petra is thought to have been the last stopping place for the 3 King’s on their way to visit the new born Jesus in Bethlehem. In the early evening drive south to your hotel in Aqaba.
In the morning take a city tour of Aqaba. Visit the ruins of a 4th Century church as well as the modern day churches for Roman catholic and Greek orthodox Christians. Also to see is the many Mosques in the city – a beautiful place to discover the people of 2 faiths living in harmony. In the afternoon, take some time to relax by the Red Sea with a snorkel or dive on the coral reefs. Stay over night in Aqaba.
After breakfast take the Dead Sea road back to the north. Close to the Dead Sea you will stop at a panoramic view point for a chance of some amazing photos, if you turn to look at the top of the cliff behind you, you will see the pillar of salt believed to be Lot’s wife. Continue along the road to visit Lot’s caveand then Bethany-Beyond -the- Jordan – the site on the River Jordan where John Baptised Jesus. After an afternoon of relaxing by the Dead Sea continue to your hotel in Amman.
Spend the day exploring Amman – Jordan’s vibrant capital city. Visit the citadel, the churches and mosques. As well as many museums, art galleries and historical sites. http://aboveandbelow.info/new-biblical-tours/Enjoy some local cuisine at the local restaurants and buy some souvenirs in the souq. Overnight Amman.
Day 8 – Departure from Jordan
Transfer from your hotel to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.