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Magic Biblical Tour

Day 1:  QAIA – Amman

Arrive Queen Alia International Airport, meet & assist, Transfer to Amman Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 2:  Amman – Bethany – Dead Sea – Aqaba

visit Bethany; Baptism site area in front of Jericho has been identified as the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist for almost two thousand years, the amazing discoveries made since 1996 between Jordan and Tall al-Kharrar confirm that this place is the 'Bethany beyond the Jordan, from the Bible or John lived when he baptized Jesus. Discoveries of which was dated the 1st century AD can be concluded that the site was live time of Jesus and John the Baptist. Being the only place in the Holy Land affected by Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ and fled to a cave near the small town of Zoar, Continue to Dead Sea for lunch at Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Free time for swimming. Drive to Aqaba Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 3:  Aqaba – Wadi Rum – Little Petra & Beidah - Petra

Drive to Wadi Rum Desert and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot, the Jeeps will be ready to start a 2-Hour tour in 4x4 Vehicles, lunch at Wadi Rum Resthouse, and then continue to visit Little Petra & Beidah, walk through 8,000 year old excavated Stone Age village sat Beidah and Basta, wander among the ruins of settlements of the biblical Edomites, to explore the sprawling remains of the Roman legionary fortress at Udruh,  on to Petra Hotel for overnight.

 

 Day 4:  Petra Visit - Petra

Full day visit of Petra, a city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments.  Lunch at Basin Restaurant. Back to Petra Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 5: Petra – Arnoun Valley – Shobbak – Um Rassas – Makawer – Madaba

Heading from Petra via Kings’ road to visit Arnoun Valley, ShobbakCastle, Built in 1115, it was the first of many fortifications built beyond the Jordan by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem to guard the road from Egypt to Damascus. It successfully resisted a number of sieges until it fell to Saladin's troops in 1189.Lunch en route at a local restaurant, continue to visit The centerpiece of Um Al Rassas, the Church of St. Stephen, which features a detailed mosaic floor depicting major cities of the region in ancient times including Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza, Karak and Philadelphia (Amman) which will now be presented through a protective shelter and suspended pathways. Proceed to Makawer, Where the beautiful Salomé danced for Herod Antipas, who presented her with the head of John the Baptist to honor her wishes. Enjoying the stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, the Dead Sea, and the West Bank. On to visit the Mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. The city itself features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. Continue to Madaba Hotel for overnight.

  

Day 6: Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Amman

Heading from Madaba to visit Mt.Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. Continue to Amman for lunch at Windmill Restaurant, City Tour of Amman; the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, first known as a Rabbath Ammoun in the Iron Age, and later as Philadelphia, one of several Greco-Roman cities in the urban confederation known as the Decapolis, and recently the «white City» because of the white stone used to build its’ houses. Proceed to Amman Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 7: Amman – Jerash – Um Qais – Jordan Valley - Amman

Depart to visit Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. Featuring theatres, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. Lunch at Jerash Resthouse, Continue to visit Um Qais the most dramatically situated of the Decapolis cities, through exploring its’ fascinating ruins, the stunning black basalt theatre, the colonnaded main street, and the city’s gate, among others, enjoying spectacular views of the Jordan Valley, the sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. In addition to a charming museum in a restored Othman house. Back to Amman Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 8: Amman - QAIA

Transfer from Amman Hotel to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.