This trip encompasses the significant religious sites, including the Jordan Valley, Mount Nebo, Madaba, and St. George’s Church. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus, view the mosaic map of the Holy Land, and visit the burial site of Prophet Moses in a tour like no other.
Amman, 08.00 AM
7 – 8 hours
We will pick you up early in the morning after breakfast with the aim of visiting a part of the Holy Land located on the east bank of the Jordan River and which belongs to the territory of modern Jordan.
These places are part of the priceless spiritual heritage of all mankind & today we will walk along the deserted paths of Jordan, where the great and often tragic events of the earthly life of the Savior and his followers unfolded.
Sightseeing tour of the most famous rivers on the planet – the Jordan River.
It is a natural border between Israel and Jordan and a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians rushing to undergo a symbolic rite of baptism in the very place where Jesus Christ was once baptized by John the Baptist.
The Jordan River is repeatedly mentioned not only in the New, but also in the Old Testament as a place where numerous miracles were performed: the prophets crossed the river on dry land, the waters of this river parted before Joshua, who led the Israelites with the Ark of the Covenant, marking the end of their forty-year wanderings in the wilderness.
Not far from the Jordan River, in the village of Mukavir, on top of a 700-meter cliff rises the Machaerus fortress (100 BC) – the locals call it Qala’at al-Meshneq, “Castle of the villains” … This is the fortress of King Herod the Great. After the death of the king, his son Herod Antipas inherited the fortress.
This is the place where, after the fatal dance of the seven veils performed by Salome, the Jewish king Herod promised to fulfill any desire of the beauty. Salome asked the head of the imprisoned John the Baptist and the king had to keep his promise.
And soon the newly severed head of the prophet was brought into the hall on a platter, which the girl took as a gift to her mother.
The ruins of the fortress themselves are not impressive (the reconstructed columns mark the location of Herod’s palace). But from above, there is a striking view of the Dead Sea and the surrounding area. On clear nights, the lights of Jerusalem are visible. Down to the Dead Sea you can go down on foot along the winding serpentine narrow path.
Mount Nebo, on which, according to legend, the prophet Moses ended his earthly journey, attracts crowds of pilgrims from all over the world, and ordinary tourists do not miss the opportunity to explore this shrine.
Mount Nebo is a place of pilgrimage for representatives of various confessions; at one time it was also illuminated by the Pope. The monastery complex, located on the mountain, has existed for over a thousand years.
The amazing monuments on Mount Nebo must be seen even by non-religious people. For example, the famous Staff of Moses or the Serpent’s Cross, which is installed in front of the entrance to the majestic Temple of Moses.
In addition, tourists who are interested in Mount Nebo usually visit the church of St. Lot and Procopius, one of the most ancient shrines not only in Jordan, but throughout the world.
Madaba is a city with a rich history, known since the time of the Old Testament, and traditionally attracts tourists from all over the world. This amazing ancient city is famous, first of all, for its churches, without visiting which a trip to Jordan cannot be considered complete. The first thing worth seeing is, without a doubt, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, where you can see an interesting mosaic created even before our era.
Madaba is remembered by many tourists precisely in connection with this mosaic – it looks really impressive, because it depicts one of the first maps of the Holy Land with trowels. In addition, the Church of St. George is beautiful and majestic in itself. The second most interesting place that Madaba attracts tourists is the Church of the Apostles, also built more than two and a half thousand years ago.