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Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

Start with a pickup from your hotel in Amman and hop in a climate-controlled vehicle with a private English-speaking driver and Wi-Fi access. Take in the views of Jordan’s desert landscapes as you travel south to Madaba. See places of interest and particular information on the journey. Upon arrival at Madaba, discover the ancient mosaic town with a history dating back to the 2nd century. See the 6th-century mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George; marked with points related to historical stories mentioned in the bible. The St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Madaba, Jordan, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! While not as widely known as some of the city's iconic sites like the Church of St. George, this charming church offers a unique blend of history, religious significance, and architectural beauty Historical Gem: Built in the 19th century, the church stands as a testament to Jordan's rich Christian heritage. Its elegant stone façade and stained glass windows whisper stories of devotion & faith across generations. Architectural Intrigue: The church's design blends Western & Eastern influences, showcasing a graceful mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine architectural styles. Take in the delicate arches, the intricate detailing around the entrance, & the peaceful courtyard adorned with greenery Religious Significance: Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, a pivotal figure in both Christianity & Islam, the church offers a space for quiet contemplation and prayer for visitors of all faiths Then, Mount Nebo, a sacred Mountain in Jordan that stands at approximately 817 meters above sea level. Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site. It is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land from the summit and where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Visit the basilica at the summit of the mountain, built by Egyptian monks in the 4th century. Inside, see a collection of well-preserved Byzantine mosaics, illustrating images of wildlife and hunting. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Next, head to The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ; located on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. It was known as Bethany beyond the Jordan in Biblical times and is considered one of the three holiest sites of Christianity. Get the chance to pray or simply explore this significant pilgrimage site that many prophets are said to have visited. The Baptism Site, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic, is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology, having only been discovered in 1996.  After experiencing these holy sights and enjoying the fantastic views, reconvene with your driver for the return journey, which ends with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

From Amman: Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba, & Baptism Day Trip

From Amman: Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Madaba, & Baptism Day Trip

Begin with a private tour service from your Amman hotel and enjoy a scenic ride to your first stop. Uncover the profound Christian legacy in Madaba, one of the world's oldest Christian cities. Explore the famous map of Christian cities that tells the story of centuries of faith. Ascend to Mount Nebo, a renowned Christian pilgrimage site and home to the sacred shrine of the Prophet Moses. Marvel at the breath-taking panoramic views from this sacred peak. Descend 300 meters below sea level to visit the very place where Christ was baptized, a spiritually enriching location. Then, it's time for ultimate relaxation and recreation at the Dead Sea with an optional lunch and 5-star resort entry upgrade. Float on the water's surface with the extraordinary buoyancy of the saline waters. Finally, enjoy a relaxing and convenient return transfer to your hotel in Amman.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

This fully-packed two-day tour begins in Jerusalem. Driving through the Judean desert, head towards the border and go through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein crossing into Jordan. Once in Jordan, visit the historical site of Mount Nebo, a unique viewpoint of the Jordan River's west bank. After lunch at a local restaurant, take your time and gaze at the ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George at Madaba. From there, enjoy a scenic drive south. Eventually, arrive at your accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. The Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner, will open your heart. Before going to sleep on a comfortable bed, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you have a cup of local tea. Wake up and start the day with breakfast in camp before heading out to Petra. One of the world's seven wonders and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the Siq (a narrow gorge), the Treasury, and the Amphitheater while you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Following, you will have time to explore independently: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo or hike up to the Monastery. Meet the rest of the group again for lunch in Wadi Musa, before returning back to Jerusalem via the King Hussein/Allenby border crossing.

Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

Visit St. George’s Church in Madaba and learn of the city’s rich history. Enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley from the top of Mount Nebo, and admire ancient relics and mosaics in a Franciscan monastery. This tour isn't just a sightseeing trip; it's a dive into the heart of Jordanian history, breathtaking landscapes, & natural wonders Step back in time as you explore Madaba, known as the "City of Mosaics." Wander through ancient churches adorned with Byzantine masterpieces, including the famous Madaba Map – the oldest preserved mosaic depiction of the Holy Land Immerse yourself in the rich artistic heritage of this city, where every corner tells a story and every tile paints a vivid picture The St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Madaba, Jordan, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! While not as widely known as some of the city's iconic sites like the Church of St. George, this charming church offers a unique blend of history, religious significance, and architectural beauty Historical Gem: Built in the 19th century, the church stands as a testament to Jordan's rich Christian heritage. Its elegant stone façade and stained glass windows whisper stories of devotion & faith across generations. Architectural Intrigue: The church's design blends Western & Eastern influences, showcasing a graceful mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine architectural styles. Take in the delicate arches, the intricate detailing around the entrance, & the peaceful courtyard adorned with greenery Religious Significance: Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, a pivotal figure in both Christianity & Islam, the church offers a space for quiet contemplation and prayer for visitors of all faiths Ascend to the summit of Mt. Nebo, a sacred site believed to be where Moses glimpsed the Promised Land. Take in the panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, and beyond, stretching as far as Jerusalem on a clear day Feel the spiritual energy of this holy place, where prophets walked & history unfolded. Imagine Moses' awe as he surveyed the land his people would one day inherit

From Jerusalem: Petra and Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

From Jerusalem: Petra and Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

The tour begins in Jerusalem, as you head toward the Jordanian border. Cross at the Allenby Bridge border, and enter Jordan, driving through the desert for about an hour to then have a local lunch. Continue towards the exquisite desert landscape of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity. Travel through the vast scenic desert valley on a 4×4 Jeep tour, providing the best possible experience of this moon-like landscape, the red sand dunes, towering cliffs of weathered stone, and desert animals with the sunset’s beautiful colors. From there, go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. Waking up early the next morning, have a quick breakfast before getting on the bus and departing for Petra. This day of the trip is focused entirely on Petra, a famous archeological site set in a stunning red sandstone landscape. Discover the site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will have the whole morning to tour Petra with a guide, before taking a lunch break at a local restaurant. Then in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the various sites, such as the monastery, on your own before heading back to camp for dinner and another night in the Bedouin camp. The third day of this tour will be a half day. Start with breakfast at the campsite and from there drive to Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Have lunch and then head back to the Allenby Bridge border crossing, and arrive in Jerusalem in the afternoon.

From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea Private 3-Day Tour

From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea Private 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Start your journey by exploring Jordan's history. Enjoy the stunning views from Mount Nebo, see beautiful mosaic art and old churches in Madaba. Take a drive through the scenic Dana Reserve to experience nature's beauty. Visit the impressive Shobak Castle and find Little Petra. End the day at a comfortable 3-star hotel in Petra to relax for the upcoming adventures. Day 2: Travel back in time as you enter the ancient city of Petra. Be amazed by well-preserved historic sites like the Treasury and the intriguing Siq. Explore the city's streets, temples, and tombs. Spend the night at a traditional Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, where you can immerse yourself in Bedouin culture, enjoy local food, and stargaze. Day 3: Embark on an exciting jeep ride through the Wadi Rum Valley, known for its tall sandstone mountains and untouched wilderness. Discover hidden treasures and the area's mesmerizing beauty. Then, travel to the Dead Sea through the Great Rift Valley. Experience the unique sensation of effortlessly floating in the water, try the mineral-rich mud, and relax by the sea. Finally, return to lively Amman, saying goodbye to Jordan's incredible landscapes and experiences.

Explore Jordan's Top Attraction sites - 5 Days Tour

Explore Jordan's Top Attraction sites - 5 Days Tour

Day 1 8:00 AM You will be picked up from your preferred location to start your trip heading to Madaba (1 hour driving) to visit Madaba Archaeological Park I & Virgin Mary Church, church of Martyrs, the Byzantine churche St George's Greek, then will head to Mount Nebo. Then will head to Baptism site of Jesus Christ. After that you will head back Amman's center city, visiting the Amman citadel(1:30 hours) Then Roman theatre(30 minutes) Reaching the end of the day, we will drop you off at your preferred hotel in Amman, or assist you with booking in a hotel so you can relax and stay overnight(included if option selected, top rated)(the room up to 3 guests). Day 2 8:00 AM After you have your breakfast, you will head to Dana Biosphere Reserve and enjoy the beauty of nature from the top of the Dana Mount(15 minutes) 10:30 AM Shobak Castle will be waiting for you, Sitting on a dramatic hill, you will get to enjoy its mesmerizing landscape view(45 minutes) 1 PM you will arrive to Little Petra to wander through its intricate carvings. Then your driver will take you to a Hotel in Petra City. You will get to rest and stay the night( included if option selected, top rated)(the room up to 3 guests) Day 3 8 AM you will start your trip to Petra. One of the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD You will get to explore the Djinn blocks, Petra treasury, The famous “Siq” and other captivating locations (4-6 Hours) Then you will head to Wadi Rum. Arrival time 3-4PM. Various activities will be waiting for you. 2-4hour 4x4 jeep tour (not included) -Camel riding (not included) -Sunset yoga (without instructor) After that, you will get to spend the night in a top rated Bedouin camp with an open buffet including “Zarb” Dinner and breakfast included (the tent up to 3 guests) Day 4 After you have your breakfast, 8AM you will start your trip to the Dead Sea, 1PM/3PM Upon arriving to the Dead Sea, you will have a lunch, full day to float in the mineral-enriched water, 5 PM will head back to Amman to stay overnight at a hotel (included if option selected, top rated)(the room up to 3 guests) Day 5 After you have your breakfast at 9:00AM will head to Jerash to explore the largest preserved Roman city in the world out of Italy (3 hours), then will head to Ajloun 12th century castle built by Saladin commander, then head back to Amman to drop you off at your preferred location in Amman City around 5-6 pm

Amman: Madaba City, Dead Sea, & Mount Nebo Private Day Tour

Amman: Madaba City, Dead Sea, & Mount Nebo Private Day Tour

Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley, and visit the mosaics and ancient relics found inside the Mount Nebo Franciscan Church. Enjoy free-time before swimming in the Dead Sea, and returning back to your hotel.Start this private tour with a panoramic visit of the capital of Jordan, Amman. Begin from the ancient area with a view point from the Citadel and continue to downtown streets.See the local markets, pass churches and mosques, a Roman Theater, and the Rainbow Street. Then, proceed to the new modern Amman for a sightseeing tour of the famous white architecture of the city.Continue to the mosaic city of Madaba. Proceed to the open-air museum known as the Archaeological Park, which houses a collection of ruins and mosaics, like the Church of Virgin Mary and other floor house mosaics.Visit the historic Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist with its beautiful bell tower where yo can see views of Madaba. Visit its underground museum memorial of Saint John the Baptist.Next, take advantage of free-time to explore a mosaic workshop, if interested. Then, climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died.Finally, swim in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. After this long day end the tour with a return to your hotel in Amman.

Day Tour: Madaba - Mount Nebo and Baptism site From Amman

Day Tour: Madaba - Mount Nebo and Baptism site From Amman

Start with a pickup from your hotel in Amman and hop in a climate-controlled vehicle with a private English-speaking driver and Wi-Fi access. Take in the views of Jordan’s desert landscapes as you travel south to Madaba. See places of interest and particular information on the journey. Upon arrival at Madaba, discover the ancient mosaic town with a history dating back to the 2nd century. See the 6th-century mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George; marked with points related to historical stories mentioned in the bible. The St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Madaba, Jordan, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! While not as widely known as some of the city's iconic sites like the Church of St. George, this charming church offers a unique blend of history, religious significance, and architectural beauty Historical Gem: Built in the 19th century, the church stands as a testament to Jordan's rich Christian heritage. Its elegant stone façade and stained glass windows whisper stories of devotion & faith across generations. Architectural Intrigue: The church's design blends Western & Eastern influences, showcasing a graceful mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine architectural styles. Take in the delicate arches, the intricate detailing around the entrance, & the peaceful courtyard adorned with greenery Religious Significance: Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, a pivotal figure in both Christianity & Islam, the church offers a space for quiet contemplation and prayer for visitors of all faiths Then, Mount Nebo, a sacred Mountain in Jordan that stands at approximately 817 meters above sea level. Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site. It is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land from the summit and where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Visit the basilica at the summit of the mountain, built by Egyptian monks in the 4th century. Inside, see a collection of well-preserved Byzantine mosaics, illustrating images of wildlife and hunting. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Next, head to The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ; located on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. It was known as Bethany beyond the Jordan in Biblical times and is considered one of the three holiest sites of Christianity. Get the chance to pray or simply explore this significant pilgrimage site that many prophets are said to have visited. The Baptism Site, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic, is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology, having only been discovered in 1996. After experiencing these holy sights and enjoying the fantastic views, reconvene with your driver for the return journey, which ends with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

4-Day Tour Amman, Madaba, Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea...

4-Day Tour Amman, Madaba, Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea...

Day 1 9:00 AM You will be picked up from your preferred location in Amman to start your trip to Madaba (45 mins driving) to visit Madaba Archaeological Park, Church of the Martyrs and St George's Greek Orthodox Church. Then will head to Mount Nebo (15 mins driving) an amazing historical mountain mentioned in many heavenly books and legends related to that, as it was named by this name in relation to the Babylonian god of trade. On this mountain, among Christians there is a narration in the Bible that says that the Prophet Moses saw the land that God promised him from this mountain, and among the Jews the land of Mount Nebo is a sacred and forbidden land, and it is the land on which the followers of the Prophet walked with him when they left Egypt. Then will head to Baptism site of Jesus Christ. After that you will head back Amman's center city, visiting the Amman citadel(1:30 hours) Then Roman theatre(30 minutes) Reaching the end of the day, we will drop you off at your preferred hotel in Amman, or assist you with booking in a hotel so you can relax and stay overnight(included if option selected)(the room up to 3 guests). Day 2 8:00 AM After you have your breakfast, you will head to Dana Biosphere Reserve and enjoy the beauty of nature from the top of the Dana Mount(15 minutes) 10:30 AM Shobak Castle will be waiting for you, Sitting on a dramatic hill, you will get to enjoy its mesmerizing landscape view(45 minutes) 1 PM you will arrive to Little Petra to wander through its intricate carvings. Then your driver will take you to a Hotel in Petra City. You will get to rest and stay the night(included if option selected)(the room up to 3 guests) Day 3 8 AM you will start your trip to Petra. One of the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD You will get to explore the Djinn blocks, Petra treasury, The famous “Siq” and other captivating locations (4-6 Hours) Then you will head to Wadi Rum. Arrival time 3-4PM. Various activities will be waiting for you. 2-4hour 4x4 jeep tour (not included) -Camel riding (not included) -Sunset yoga (without instructor) After that, you will get to spend the night in a Bedouin-Style camp with an open buffet including “Zarb” a traditional Bedouin style of cooking where marinated meat and vegetables are buried in an oven dug in sandy ground" (included if option selected)(the tent up to 3 guests) Day 4 After you have your breakfast, 8AM you will start your trip to the Dead Sea 1:00 PM Upon arriving to the Dead Sea, you will have lunch and full day to float in the mineral-enriched water in a spa hotel. Reaching the end of your trip, gladly we will drop you off at your preferred location in Amman City.

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Our tour of Madaba, Mt. Nebo, the Dead Sea, and the Baptism Site with Mustafa was outstanding. Mustafa’s deep knowledge and passion for the region’s history made each site come alive. His insightful advice and local tips enriched our experience, from appreciating Madaba's mosaics to floating in the Dead Sea. Mustafa's friendly demeanor and attention to detail ensured our comfort and enjoyment throughout the tour. This journey was both enlightening and memorable, thanks to Mustafa’s exceptional guidance. Highly recommended for anyone looking to explore these historic and beautiful sites.

Ihab is a great tour guide. He was very knowledgable and accommodating and ensured that I had everything I needed. The transport was very clean and comfortable and the trip was very well organised. He went out of his way to make sure that I had a great trip. As a female solo traveller I felt very safe. Definitely would recommended if you are visiting Jordan!

I had the most incredible day with Fox (aka Mahmoud)! He gave me all the history, showed me videos on each site before arriving so I could take it in on arrival. On top of the education we had the most fun day together. He has great chat and is helping me to plan the rest of my trip. Make sure you request Fox if booking!!

It was a wholesome trip, with the informative explanation about the history when we were there. Our driver Safwat is a really nice person and gave a lot of support during the trip. It’s definitely worth it, saved us so much time and inconveniences. Will recommend to other people who wants to visit!

I went on this tour yesterday with Bardaghawi as a Guide it was amazing. Bardaghawi is a really friendly and welcoming guide and the sites were really interesting. I would recommend!