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Biblical Jordan 5Days/4Nights

5 Days - 4 Nights

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Program:

Day1: Amman airport – Amman
Arrival at the airport, transfer to Amman for overnight

Day2: AmmanGadara (Um Qais)– Pella – Jerash – Amman
After breakfast drive to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gadara, a member of the Decapolis, that is mentioned in the New Testament as the site where Jesus cast out demons and sent them into pigs, who then ran into the sea (Matthew 8:28-34). Afterwards transfer to Pella is known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl; one of the most ancient sites in Jordan and favourite of archaeolgists being exceptionally rich in antiquities. Then drive to the mighty Crusaders Castle of Ajloun. Departure at noon through pine forests and olive groves 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. Back to hotel in Amman for overnight

 Day3: AmmanPetra visit – Lot's Cave – Dead Sea
After breakfast, full day 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/. We will visit the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Great Temple, and the Petra Church. Then drive to visit Lots Cave. The infamous Sodom and Gomorrah and other cities of the Dead Sea plain, or (Cities of the Valley) were the subjects of some of the most dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories, including that of Lot, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God’s will. Lot and his two daughters survived and fled to a cave near the small town of Zoar (modern-day Safi. Back to Dead Sea for overnight.

Day4:Dead Sea –Mukawir – Madaba – Nebo  – Amman
After breakfast drive to Mukawir the 1st century AD Roman-Jewish historian, Josephus, identifies the awe-inspiring site of Mukawir (Machaerus) as the 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. Then drive to visit Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Holyland and Mount Nebo the highest in the Moabit range which has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times. Back to Amman for overnight.

Day5: Amman – QAA
Transfer to Amman airport for departure.

Our rate per person  is:

2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax
$530 $450 $445 $420

Included:
Transportation by private AC vehicle with English speaking driver
Entrance fees to the sites as per the program
Free collective visa to Jordan 
Local English speaking guide in Jerash and Petra
Accommodation:
3nights at Larsa 3* hotel in Amman or similar on BB basis
1night at the Ramada 4* resort in Dead Sea or similar on BB basis

BB – Bed and breakfast

Excluded:
Tips
Local guides at rest of the sites upon availability ($15 per guide)
Lunches
Dinners 
Personal expenses
Anything else not mentioned above

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