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Biblical Jordan
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Biblical Jordan

Length: 06 Days / 05 Nights
Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival Amman
Arrive to Queen Alia International Airport. Meet & assist, Then transfer to Amman. Overnight
Day 2:
Amman - Jerash - Pella - Um Qeis
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to visit Jerash (named Antiochea or Gerasa in the Bible. According to Mark 5:1f and Luke 8:26 ? 39, here Jesus cast the evil spirits out of a man. Today is one of the best preserved and most complete of the greco ? roman cities in the world. Then continue to visit Pella, this village, which is only 100 years old, is named Tabaqet Fahl in Arabic, a name which can be traced back to the 4.000 year old Semitic name pihilum. The name Pella was used during the time of greatest prosperity in the town?s history. The town was originally given the name of Alexander the Great birthplace in Macedonia. Pella was a member of the city alliance of the Decapolis. After that arrive to Um Qeis, in the Bible, Um Qeis is reffered to as Gadara and was also a member of Decapolis. This 10 city alliance already existed at the time of Christ (Mathew 4:25). According to Mathew 8:28 : 34, here Jesus cast the evil spirits out of two men. Drive back to Amman. Overnight
Day 3:
Amman - Hisban - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Mukhawir - Main
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour to visit Hisban, named in the bible Hesbon-the city of Sihon (4 Moses 21:25f, 32:37) and Heshbon was conquered by the Israelites (Judges 11:26). Then visit Madaba, named Medeba or Madeba, city of Sihon (4 Moses 21:30). The city lies in What was the territory of the race of the Reubens (Joshua 13:15 : 16 or Isaiah 15:2 and 1 Chronicles 19:7) The main point of Interest in Madaba is the mosaic map of the holly land from Byzantine times. Continue to Mukhawir, is referred to as Machaerus. On a mountain which resembles a cone with its top cut off, can be seen the imposing remnants of the fortress Qasr El Mashneqh. The Arabic name means (Castle of Gallows). The castle was built by Alexander Jannaeus. The hisorian , Josephus, reports that it was here that John the Baptist was imprisoned, salamone danced and John was beheaded (Mathew 14:3 :11). 12 Kilometers south of Madaba, Main, an early Centre of the Bezant East Jordan Land. Belemunim, the Christian settlement, has a name to which the biblical village Bal Meon is similar. Baal-Meon is mentioned in 4 Moses 32:38 as a city of the Reubens and is also to be found under the names Beth Baal-Meon (Joshua 13:17) and Bet Meon (Jeremiah 48:23). Overnight
Day 4:
Main - Petra visit
Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer from Main to explore the magnificent Red ? Rose city of Petra. In the Bible Petra is the city of the Nabateans, the descendants of the Nebajots (1 Moses 25:12 : 18 and 1 Chronicles 1:29 and isaiah 60:7). The first king of the Nabateans was Bedouins even though Petra was a focal point for them (2 makkabar 12). Later Petra became the royal city of the Nabateans. The earliest historical records for the Nabateans date back to the year 312 B.C. and the last sign of life was in the year 328 A.D late PM. Overnight
Day 5:
Petra - Bethany -Dead Sea
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from Petra to the Baptism side, beyond the Jordan, the large loop in Jordan River opposite Jericho which has long been identified as the spot, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. It is called Al Maghtas in Arabic. Less than two kilometers East of the river is another important place associated with the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist, the settlement of Bethany beyond the Jordan is one of the most recent significant archaeological and religious discoveries. Then arrive to Dead Sea Area, the lowest spot on earth. Time for bathing and relaxing. Overnight
Day 6:
Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive from Dead Sea Area to Queen Ali International Airport for the final departure.
Hotels Used
Services Include:
Meet & Assist at Amman Airport upon Arrival & Departure
02 Nights Accommodation in Amman Hotel
01 Night Accommodation in Ma'in Hotel
01 Night Accommodation Petra
01 Night Accommodation in Dead Sea
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast)
Transportation in A/C Coaches
English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees for Sites Mentioned
Services do not Include:
Tips for Guide & Driver
Any meals Not Mentioned in programme
Any personal Expanses
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