JORDAN PILGRIMAGE – 05 DAYS
Visit the holy christian places in Jordan related to many balbical events.
D01/ AIRPORT/ AMMAN
Meet at Queen Alia International Airport
upon disembarking craft, you will go through halls till immigration area, where you will meet our representative who will be holding a board sign of your name ,he will lead you through procedures and deliver you till coach ,transfer to hotel for o/n
D2/ AMMAN / UMM QAIS / JERASH / ANJARA / AMMAN
UMM QAISOne of the Decapolis, known in Antiquity as GADARA, where the house of Ottoman governor has been restored and opened as a museum. GADARA commands a magnificent views over the northern Jordan valley, the sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) , the Yarmouk river gorge and the Golan Heights.
GADARA Is believed to be the place where the Biblical Miracle of swine took place.
JERASH (48 km North of Amman – 04 Hrs)
Graeco-Roman city (Called also Jerasa in ancient time), One of the Decapolis (a confederation of Ten Roman Cities dated back to the First Century B.C.) . Jerash is known as POMPEII of the East for its extraordinary state of preservation. Jerash is considered the best preserved and the most completed city of the Decapolis.
In Jerash You will See: Original Temples, Theaters, Plazas, baths and colonnaded streets.
Inside the remaining walls of the city have been founded the remains of Settlement dating from the Bronze age, the Iron Age, The Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad & Abbasid periods, which indicate human occupation at this location for more than 2500 Years.
JERASH HOSTS THE ANNUAL JERASH INT’L FESTIVAL OF CULTURES & ARTS IN JULY OF EACH YEAR.
ANJARA Anjara is a biblical city and features on most biblical tours of Jordan. Visitors head for the shrine of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman Catholic Church.
The church consist of a large hall to receive pilgrims who come to honor the list size wooden statue of Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus placed within a newly built grotto.
It is believed that Jesus Christ and his disciples including Virgin Mary passed through Anjara once and rested in a cave there during a journey between Jerusalem and Galilee.
Anjara is best reached from Ajloun.
D3/ AMMAN /M. NEBO/MADABA / UMM RSAS/AMMAN
Madaba: Just 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics."
Best known for its spectacular Byzantine mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta
The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city centre. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 sq.m., only about a quarter of which is preserved.
Other mosaic masterpieces found in the Church of the Virgin and the Apostles and in the Archaeological Museum depict a rampant profusion of flowers and plants, birds and fish, animals and exotic beasts, as well as scenes from mythology and the everyday pursuits of hunting, fishing and farming. Literally, hundreds of other mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries are scattered throughout Madaba's churches and homes.
In line with Jordan's commitment to restoring and preserving its mosaic masterpieces, Madaba’s extensive Archaeological Park and Museum complex encompasses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the outstanding mosaics of the Church of the Virgin and the Hyppolytus Hall, part of a 6th century mansion.
Close to the Church of the Virgin is the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, which operates under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism. The only project of its kind in the Middle East, the Institute trains artisans in the art of making, repairing and restoring mosaics.
What to See in Madaba
St. George's Church and the Madaba Map Madaba Archaeological Park Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist , a church with acropolis and a bell tower with good views of the whole town. Madaba Museum Iron Age Fortification Wall on West Acropolis Dolmens at Al Fayha
MOUNT NEBO (35 km south/West of Amman – 03 Hrs)
Is the hilly district of Madaba on the western edge of the plateau with a spectacular view across Jordan valley and the Dead Sea. Mount Nebo is believed to be the place Prophet MOSES’ burial, it is also believed that he stood at the site and watched the Holy land after he came from Egypt. Visitors will also view the Byzantine 4th & 6th Century Church which floor is still covered with marvelous Mosaics. A building constructed by the Franciscans who started
D04/ MADABA / DEAD SEA / BETHANY / AMMAN
THE BAPTIM SITE (Bethany)
The place has been Officially Recognized by the Vatican in the year 2000 as the Place where JESUS CHRIST Has been Baptized by John The Baptist based on Intensive historical studies, researches and excavations, and on BIBLE itself.
This place has spiritual significance for religious people and has a historical significance for those who are interested in archeology.
D05/AMMAN / QUEEN ALIA AIRPORT (01 HRS)
MUST BE AT AIRPORT 03 HRS PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME
PRICES INCLUDE (ONLY):
PRIVATE MEET & ASSIST AT AIRPORT
FREE VISA FEES ( GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS – MAY CHANGE IN FURTURE) ( WE NEED PASSPORT COPIES )
ACCOMMODATION AT HOTELS AS MENTIONED ABOVE ON BED & BREAKFAST BASIS.
TRANSFERS AS PER MENTIONED IN THE PROGRAM.
01-03 PAX IN CAR
04-06 PAX IN 6 SEATER MINI VAN
07-08 IN 10 SEATS MINI VAN
09-18 PAX IN SMALL BUS
19-28 PAX IN MEDIUM BUS
29+ IN LARGE BUS
FOR GROUP OF 7 PAX AND OVER: PRIVATE NATIONAL (ENGLISH/RUSSIAN/ITALIAN/FRENCH/GERMAN) SPEAKING GUIDE THROUGH DAYS OF TOURS ONLY FOR FIT (LESS THAN 7 PAX) ENGLISH SPEAKING ESCORT/DRIVER ALL THROUGH DAYS OF TOURS AND TRANSFERS LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE AT PETRA & JERASH FOR 01HRS30-02 HRS FOR INDIVIDUALS (01-06 PAX) ENTRANCE TO ALL SITES MENTIONED IN ITINERARY. 4x4 JEEP RIDE IN RUM VALLEY (BEDOUIN JEEP) FOR 2 HOURS (WHERE & IF APPLICABLE) 02 SMALL BOTTLES OF MINERAL WATER PER PAX PER DAY FOR TOURING DAYS
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
LUNCHES OR DINNER DEPARTURE TAXES FLIGHT TICKET TRAVEL INSURANCE CARRIAGES IN PETRA TIPS TO HORSE BOYS IN PETRA OR FOR JEEP DRIVER IN RUM (RECOMMENDED TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY) ANY PERSONAL EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, I.E. PHONE CALL, LAUNDRY, DRINKS, MINI BAR, ETC... GRATUITIES (TIPS) TO GUIDES, DRIVERS, HORSE BOYS IN PETRA, RESTAURANTS & HOTEL STAFF. ANY EXTRA TOURS UNMENTIONED IN TOUR PROGRAM. ANY MEALS UNMENTIONED IN TOUR PROGRAM. PRIVATE NATIONAL GUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS (01-06 PAX) OF ANY LANGUAGE ANY ITEM NO MENTIONED AS INCLUDED – EVEN IF MENTIONED IN PROGRAM TEXT