Tour in Jordan & the Holy Land 10 Days/ 9 Nights
Theme: History & Culture

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan echoes with stories recorded in the Holy Bible, of Abraham, Job, Moses, Ruth, Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, Paul, and many other leading Biblical figures, whose teachings and deeds have ultimately affected and influenced the lives of millions of people around the world.
Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01: Queen Alia Airport - Amman

Upon arrive Queen Alia international airport, you will be met and assist by our representative who will be waiting for you with a sign under your names to complete all airport procedures, then guide you to your driver / guide to pick you up from the Airport to your hotel in Amman.

You will be transferred from Queen Alia Airport to Amman
Distance Estimated time duration
35 KM 45 Minutes

No excursions on this day

Hotel Name: Jabal Amman (4* Heritage)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : BB (Bed & Breakfast)
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Day 02: Amman – Jerash with a local guide – Ajloun – Amman

Meet your driver / guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to north Jordan to see one of the Decapolis cities “Jerash”, as well explore Ajloun Castle.

You will be transferred from Amman to Jerash
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
45 KM 1 Hour 2-3 Hours

 

You will be transferred from Jerash to Ajloun
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
25 KM 40 Minutes 1 Hour
 
You will be transferred from Ajloun to Amman
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
70 KM 1 Hour & 30 Minutes -----
Jerash (Gerasa):
It's without doubt one of the most beautiful Roman cities preserved in the Near East, the city of 1000 pillars. After Petra, Jerash is the second largest tourist destination in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash can proudly situate the beginning of its occupation by men to more than 6500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in the year 63 BC, it passed under Roman control and became one of the ten great Roman cities composing the Confederation of Decapolis. Our local guide will introduce you to his colonnades, temples, theaters, churches, cardo-maxims and other monuments.


Ajloun:
It's a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in the Northwest of Jordan. Located 75 km away from Amman, about an hour and a half drive.

It was named after a Christian monk who lived on the mountain in the Byzantine Period. The castle stands on the ruins of a monastery, traces of which were discovered during archaeological excavations. It is believed that the castle controlled traffic along the road connecting Damascus and Egypt.

Many areas of the castle can be explored, there is also a museum exhibition inside with many interesting artifacts from various time periods of the region. You can also admire the panoramic view over the Jordan Valley from the top of the castle. You can also see the Ajloun nature reserve, Mar Elias an archaeological site believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Elijah. Finally you can have a meal with a local family or even a homestay to truly immerse yourself in the culture.
Hotel Name: Jabal Amman (4* Heritage)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : BB (Bed & Breakfast)
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Day 03: Amman – Allenby Bridge – Jericho – Jerusalem (tour in the old city)

Meet your driver / guide at the hotel in the morning and toward to Allenby Bridge for crossing border to Holy Land.
When you enter the Holy Land, you will visit Jericho, and start visitng Jerusalem.

You will be transferred from Amman to Allenby Bridge
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
45 KM 1 Hour 15-45 Minutes usually

 

You will be transferred from Allenby Bridge to Jerusalem
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
25 KM 30 Minutes 4-5 Hours
Pick up from Allenby Bridge (Jerusalem Side), transfer to visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Visit the mount of temptation. Transfer to Jerusalem. Visit the Old city and see the sites and walk the via Dolorosa.
Hotel Name: Holy Land (3*)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Website: http://www.holylandhotel.com/ 
Day 04: Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem (6-7 hours) (25 KM)
Meet your driver / guide at the hotel in the morning and continue where you left off.
You will be transferred from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and back
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
25 KM 30 Minutes Full day visit
Continue the visit of Jerusalem. Transfer to Mount Zion to see the upper room (the last supper room by tradition), the tomb of King David, and the Dormition Abbey. Head to the Mount. of Olives in Jerusalem to see the Ascension Church, the church of Pater Noster, a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerualem, the church of Dominus Flevit and the gardens of Gethsemane. Transfer to Bethlehem to see the Nativity church and the shepherd’s field. Overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.
Hotel Name: Holy Land (3*)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Website: http://www.holylandhotel.com/ 

Day 05: Jerusalem – Nazareth – Galilee – Tiberius – Allenby – Amman

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to visit the north, Nazareth, Capernaum, Galilee, Tiberius.
Continue to Allenby bridge for crossing border and back to Jordan.
You will be transferred from Jerusalem to Nazareth
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
130 KM 2 Hours 1 Hour

 

You will be transferred from Nazareth to Tiberius
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
20 KM 30 Minutes 1 Hour

 

You will be transferred from Tiberius to Allenby Bridge
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
120 KM 2 Hours 15-45 Minutes (usually)

 

You will be transferred from Allenby Bridge to Amman
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
45 KM 1 Hour -----
Nazareth (the childhood village of Jesus):
visit the Annunciation church and the house of Joseph. it’s Situated inside a bowl atop the Nazareth ridge north of the Jezreel valley, Nazareth was a relatively isolated village in the time of Jesus with a population less than two hundred.
Church of Annunciation; A Byzantine church was built over the place where it is believed that the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to the virgin Mary. In 1966 the Roman Catholic Church began constructing a new basilica over these remains and today this church is the largest church building in the Middle East. The Greek Orthodox Church nearby is built over the town’s water source.

Tabgha from Sea of Galilee:
Tabgha is the traditional location for the calling of the disciples. It is believed that here Jesus walked along the shore and called out to Simon Peter and Andrew who were casting their nets into the lake. Walking along, Jesus saw two other brothers, James and John who were preparing their nets with their father Zebedee. Jesus called all of these men to follow him.
Peter’s Primacy
In John 21, Jesus met again with the disciples for the “last breakfast.” Here he restored Peter to himself after the disciple’s three denials by asking him three times if Peter loved Jesus. Catholic tradition associates this event with the naming of Peter as the singular leader of the church. The rock at left is the traditional place where Jesus stood and called out to the disciples.
Boat ride in the Sea of Galilee; the Sea of Galilee is one of the most beautiful spots in Israel and is of historical and spiritual significance both to Judaism and Christianity. The city of Tiberias was the center of Jewish study in the Land of Israel for many years, and the Galilee was the primary location of Jesus’ ministry. An excellent way to see these important sites on your trip to Israel – and to enjoy some sunny recreation – is with a cruise on the Sea of Galilee.
Hotel Name: Jabal Amman (4*)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : BB (Bed & Breakfast)
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Day 06: Amman – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Kings Highway – Kerak – Petra

Meet your driver / guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to Petra via King's Highway Road, it is the world’s oldest continuously used commutation route. It used to link ancient Bashan, Giliad, and Ammon in the north with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the south. The Kings’ Highway is first mentioned in the bible by name in Genesis 20:17, when Moses led the Exodus through southern Jordan, also King’s Highway connected Syria with the Gulf of Aqaba by way of what is now Jordan.

On the way to Petra you will visit Madaba, Mount Nebo and explore Kerak Castle.

You will be transferred from Amman to Mount Nebo
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
40 KM 1 Hour 45 Minutes

 

You will be transferred from Mount Nebo to Madaba
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
10 KM 15 Minutes 30 Minutes

 

You will be transferred from Madaba to Kerak
Distance Estimated time duration Time for visit
90 KM 2 Hours & 30 Minutes 1 Hour

 

You will be transferred from Kerak to Petra
Distance Estimated time duration Time for visit
180 KM 3 Hours -----
Mount Nebo:
It's located about 47 km from Amman and 10km from Madaba. It is believed to be the place where Moses lived out his remaining days and viewed as the Promised Land.

The first church in Mount Nebo was built at the end of the 4th century AD and marks its historical importance in the area.
From a platform in front of the church, you can see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross that symbolizes the serpent raised by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Mount Nebo offers a fantastic view of the Dead Sea, the West Bank, Jericho, the Jordan River, and on a clear day Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
According to Christian and Islamic beliefs, Moses was buried somewhere in the mountain, although the exact place of burial is not specified.


Madaba:
Madaba is a small town in central Jordan located 33 km south of the capital Amman. It was an important early Christian station on the pilgrim’s route from Jerusalem to Mount Nebo via the Jordan River. This city is a gift among of many churches which are decorated with mosaics, hence its name came from "City of the Mosaic".

It is now inhabited by Christians and Muslims a like, an example for religious tolerance between Christians & Muslims in Jordan.
In addition to this it is also known as the location of the "Madaba Map" at St. George Churches, which were built in the 6th century showing depiction of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land.


Kerak:
Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennia.

The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip. The castle is some 220m long, 125m wide at the north end, and 40m wide at the southern end where a narrow valley deepened by a ditch separates it from the adjoining and much higher hill – once Saladin's favourite artillery position. Throughout the castle, dark and roughly-shaped crusader masonry is easy to discern from the finely-crafted blocks of lighter and softer limestone used in later Arab work.
Hotel Name: Tetra Tree Petra (3*)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Website : http://tetratreehotel.com/cms/

Day 07: Petra visit with a local guide – Walking up to 10 KM

You will meet your local guide to escort you during the Petra visit, he will stay with around 2 hours.

Start point: visitor center

Endpoint: the Petra treasury

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Petra visitor center.

Petra – The Hidden Rock City:
The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

Petra the world wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. Their presence turned it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

you will visit the unique "Rose-Red" city of Petra, built by the Arab Nabatean’s who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert rock’s sandstone in its’ natural hues of rose and gold.
You will begin the trip on horseback for 700m till the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq) that leads marvelously to the magical moment. There you can glimpse the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches and Museums.

Hotel Name: Tetra Tree Petra - It’s a good 3 star hotel.
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Website : http://tetratreehotel.com/cms/

Day 08: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep Ride)

Meet your driver / guide at the hotel in the morning, travel around the Little Petra, it’s close to Petra and you will find it after a 15 minute drive. Then transfer south to the Largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s landscape – Wadi Rum, you will discover the desert by the old Bedouin 4x4 SUV.

You will be transferred from Petra to Little Petra
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
10 KM 15 Minutes 30 Minutes

 

You will be transferred from Little Petra to Wadi Rum
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
150 KM 2 Hours & 30 Minutes 2 Hours
Al Beidha better known as Little Petra:
You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq Al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside.

It is believed that Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest and engaged in trade. Like in Petra buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages and tombs along with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating from the 1st century AD.

Wadi Rum:
It's the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, it's also known as the "Valley of the moon". You can explore the desert with a 4x4 SUV, as well as excellent opportunities for unusual treks to discover the desert on foot.

Our team will take you down virtually to unexplored canyons where ancient Thamudic inscriptions and drawings can be seen carved into the rocks, and Nabataean steps can be found leading to higher places. Also to be discovered are Lawrence’s Well, a Nabataean temple, desert oasis, and amazing rock bridges. Everywhere you look, breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of deep tranquillity.
This is a stupendous, timeless place. Virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. The weather and winds carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."
Hotel Name: Mazayen Rum Camp - Luxury
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan: HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Website: https://mazayenrumcamp.com/en/

Day 09: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea – Amman

Meet your driver / guide at the camp in the morning and transfer to the lowest spot on the earth - The Dead Sea, and then continue to Amman.

You will be transferred from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
330 KM 4 Hours & 30 Minutes 2 Hours

 

You will be transferred from Dead Sea to Amman
Distance Estimated Time Duration Time for visit
45 KM 1 Hour -----
The Dead Sea:
It has an extensive historical and spiritual legacy. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters below sea level the Earth's lowest elevation on land.

It is the lowest point on earth located 60 km from Amman. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar (Bela).
Dead Sea waters have been known by many for centuries to be the only place in the world where this particular combination of spa benefits exists. Peculiar sun radiation and climatic conditions, enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich sea salt, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud all offer effective medical treatment and therapeutic benefits that attract visitors from all over the world.
You will spend an amazing time with sunbathing, swimming and dining, as well as enjoy a strange but delightful experience: "float on the surface of the waters", the high buoyancy is due to the salt content being nine times higher than that of ordinary seawater.
Hotel Name: Jabal Amman (4* Heritage)
Room Type : Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon request
Meal Plan : BB (Bed & Breakfast)
Website:

Day 10: Amman - Queen Alia Airport

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel and transfer to Queen Alia Airport for final departure.
You will be transferred from Amman to Queen Alia Airport
Distance Estimated Time Duration
40 KM 40 Minutes
No excursion on this day
No accommodation on this day.

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