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Religious Tour

Country: Jordan
City: Amman
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Religious Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Religious tour

Day 1 Q.A Airport - Amman
Upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport our chauffeur will meet you and drive to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 2 Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Anjara - Amman

After breakfast at hotel drive to the fascinating Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Our guide will take you for a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. By the middle of the 5th century, Christianity had become the major religion of the region and numerous churches were constructed in Jerash. Many churches were constructed of stones taken from pagan temples - and the remains of several can be seen today. Continue to Castle of Ajoun and to Anjara, where it is believed that Jesus Christ, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary, passed through Anjara once and rested in a cave there during a journey between the Sea of Galilee, the Decapolis cities, Bethany Beyond the Jordan and Jerusalem. The cave in Anjara has long been a holy place for pilgrims and has now been commemorated with a modern shrine, the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain. The cave was also designated by the Catholic Churches of the Middle East as one of the five pilgrimage sites for the year 2000. Back to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 3 Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Mukawir – Um Alrasas – Petra

Breakfast at hotel, then departure for a journey to south of Amman, visit Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Holy land and Mount Nebo, the highest in the Moabit range which has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times Continue to Mukawir, palace/fort of Herod, who was the Roman-appointed ruler over the region during the life of Jesus Christ. It was here, at this hilltop fortified palace, overlooking the Dead Sea region and the distance hills of Palestine and Israel that Herod Antipas, the son of Herod, imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist after Salome’s fateful dance. Afterwards continue to Um Alrasas where the main attraction it is the newly unearthed Church of St. Stephen with its perfectly preserved remarkable mosaic floor, the largest one in Jordan. It contains the images and portraits of 27 Old and New Testament cities of the Holy Land from both east and west of the Jordan River and of Egypt, making it a discovery second only to the Mosaic Map of Madaba. Continue to Petra for overnight.

Day 4 Petra visit

After breakfast, tour in the Red Rose city Petra. Upon arrival, you will begin an unforgettable trip on horseback till the Siq after by foot through the narrow passage between the massive walls of rock that provides the main access to the ancient site. Entering Petra through this chasm till we reach our first glimpse of the Treasury, whose towering façade bedecked with magnificent columns was made famous in the final sequence of the popular Hollywood film /Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/. Overnight at Petra.

Day 5 Petra – Bethany – Dead Sea – Amman

After breakfast drive to the lowest point on Earth the Dead Sea, enjoy swimming in the buoyant waters and get covered in mud. First we will view famous rock statue of Lot's wife. It is said that while fleeing the villages of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife ignored the warning not to look back and was turned into a pillar of salt , then continue to visit Baptism Site, the site where Jesus was baptized by John Baptist. Drive to Amman for overnight.

Day 6 Amman – Q. A. Airport

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure.

Our rate includes:
- Accommodation 3 nights in Amman at 3* hotel on BB basis,
- Accommodation 2 nights in Petra at 3* hotel on BB basis,

- All transportation by A/C private car with English speaking driver,

- English speaking local guide at Jerash & Petra*,
- All entrance fees in the program,

Our rate does not include:
- Entrance Visa to Jordan **

- Lunch & Dinner Meals,

- Beverages,

- Local guide at rest of the sites, guide upon availability

- Tips,

- Personal expenses,

- Anything not mentioned above,

*In Petra English speaking local private guide is available for 2-3 hours, who covers lower parts of Petra, afterwards you can explore by yourselves more sites as Royal Tombs or Monastery. Horse ride from the Visitor’s Center till the Siq (800 m) is included in the entrance ticket to Petra so if you wish you can take it. Usually you are requested to pay a tip for a man leading the horse ($ 5.00).

**Visa to Jordan is available for most nationalities upon arrival and it costs 40 JD = $ 57.00 per person. Please contact us for more information.

In Bethany the shuttle bus and audio guide (available in 7 languages) are included in the entrance fees.

Rate is valid for minimum 2 persons. Tour is on private basis starting any day of the week.

If you require accompanied guide during your tour please contact us.

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