Biblical Program – 08 Days, 07 Nights

Day 01: Queen Alia International Airport – Amman

 Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, meet and assist by Flow travel representative, then transfer to the hotel at Amman for overnight.

Day 02: Amman – Bethany – Amman

 Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit Bethany the baptism site then drive back to the
hotel in Amman for overnight .

 Bethany: Located at or around the natural hill at Tell El Kharrar where John the Baptist lived, preached and baptized, the village of Bethany beyond the Jordan was explicitly mentioned in the Bible, John 1:28 “Bethany beyond the Jordan where John was Baptized“, while John
10:40 mention an incident when Jesus escaped from hostile Pharisees in Jerusalem and “went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first was baptizing.

Day 03: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Anjara – Amman

 Breakfast at the hotel then drive north to visit the most preserved Roman city of Jerash then drive to visit Ajloun castle then visit Anjara then transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight

 Jerash the Pompeii of the East You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find you wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash’ main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum. You may experience the marvellous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets.
 The castle of Ajlun is another highlight of northern Jordan. The Qalat er-Rabad, as the Ajlun Castle is locally knwon, was the base of the Arab forces of Saladin, when he defeated the
Crusaders in the 12th century. The Ajlun Mountains are famous for their lush vegetation and thick green forests and a good place for hikes.
 Anjara:  the city of Anjara is small in size, it has huge biblical and religious significance as the site where Jesus Christ allegedly rested in a cave with his disciples and the Virgin Mary on a journey from Jerusalem to the Decapolis cities.
Today the city, with its beautiful Roman Catholic church and its shrine to Our Lady of the Mountain, has been declared one of the five Catholic pilgrimage sites in the Middle East and is a popular stop on most biblical tours of Jordan and the Holy Lands.

Day 04: Amman – Salt – Pella – Umm Qais – Amman

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit the ancient city of Salt then drive north to visit Pella the continue north to visit the Greek site of Umm Qais then drive back to Amman for overnight

 Al Salt  Is an ancient agricultural town and administrative centre in west-central Jordan. It is on the old main highway leading from Amman to Jerusalem, about 790–1100 metres above sea level, the town is built in the crook of three hills, close to the Jordan River valley. Because of its history as an important trading link between the eastern desert
and the west, it was a significant place for the region’s many rulers. The Romans, Byzantines and Mameluks all contributed to the growth of the town but it was at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, during Ottoman rule, when Salt enjoyed its most prosperous period.

 Pella, the remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, the remains of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches and houses, an Early Islamic residential quarter, and a small medieval mosque. 

Um Qais, was built mainly out of black basalt. Here you can enjoy the impressive view over Lake Tiberius and the Golan Heights. Gadara was renowned in itstime as a cultural centre. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome; one poet called the city “a new
Athens”. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Gadara is today known as Umm Qays and boasts impressive colonnaded streets, vaulted terrace and the ruins of two theatres.

Day 05: Amman – Madaba – Mt.Nebo – Mukawer – Amman

 Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Madaba the mosaic city then take a detour to Mount Nebo then drive to visit Mukawer, then transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

 Madaba is located 30 kilometers south-west of the capital Amman. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. Madaba, one of the most spectacular churches around the world; ST. George church where you will find the Mosaic Map of Jerusalem painted on the floor of the church. 

Mount Nebo, the place where Moses buried. You will be lucky if the sky is clear enough; you will have a wonderful view up from the mountain seeing the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho in the other bank of the Jordan River.

 Mukaweir, On top of a 700 meter high hill 38 miles (61km) from Amman, can be found the ruins of the Machaerus fortress, which belonged to Herod the Great. It is said that here Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, presented Salome with the head of John the Baptist. The local name of the fortress is Al-Meshneq and it is reached by climbing an extremely steep footpath. Parts of the outer wall and towers, as well as some vestiges of the palace walls and baths, are
still visible. From this vantage point, there is a most spectacular view across the Dead Sea and surrounding terrain.

Day 06: Amman – Um Arassas – Shoubak – Petra

 Breakfast at the hotel then drive to visit Um Arassas site on of the World Heritage sites (UNESO) then drive south to visit Shoubak Castle, then transfer to the hotel at Petra for overnight.

 The ruins of Um Al-Rassas lie near the Kings’ Highway, 30 kilometers south east of Madaba, in a barren desert, no longer the lush fertile terrain it was during the Roman rule, as described by the Jewish historian of the time, Josephus. The biblical name of this town, Kastron Mepha’at, is mentioned in Joshua 13:18 and in Jeremiah 48:21. The Roman fortress, originally a Nabatean city, is a square walled town with very high walls supported by towers. A 15-meter tower stands
in the middle and has generated a much speculation on the purpose it served.

 Shobak Castle which is perched on top of a small hill northeast of the town of Shobak. Inside
the fortress there are two churches, the first of which is to the left of the entrance and up the
stairs. There are ruins of baths, cisterns and rainwater pipes, in addition to millstones for
pressing olives, a few archways and other works which have stood the test of time.

Day 07: Petra (Visit) – Dead Sea

 Breakfast at the hotel start the day visiting the site of Petra, one of the World Heritage Sites (UNESCO) and on of the World Seven Wonders. Then drive to the Lowest point on Earth the Dead Sea for overnight.

 Petra:There is no visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. Its aMystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia and the Red Sea. About two thousand
years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you.

Day 08: Dead Sea – Queen Alia International Airport

 Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure .

 Dead Sea: the lowest point on earth its surface and shore s are 423 meters below sea level. You will have the Dead Sea possibility to swim in Dead Sea where you will experience a rare floating sensation while giving your skin a beauty treats.
Put yourself to sink into the waves of the sea treat without, have a massage or try out the
healing properties of mineral mud on the skin

Prices Starting from USD 760.00 per person based on 02 pax

Prices Includes:

  • Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure.
  • All Transfers throughout the program using 5 Seats AC Car,
  • 07 Nights accommodation on BB basis.
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program.
  •  Local English speaking guide at Petra and Jerash for maximum 2 – 3 hours
  • 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day

Prices Excludes:

  • Flight Tickets
  • Local Lunches and dinners
  • Any kind of tips (Driver, guide, restaurant, hotel)
  • Tips for horse boy if there is any horse ride
  • Any personal services