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Spiritual Footsteps of Jordan
9 Days


9 Days: Amman, Bethany, Jerash, Anjara, Um Quais, Pella, Um Al Rasas, Wadi Mujib, Kerak, Petra, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Lot’s Cave, Zikra, Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo

Tour overview:
The tour visits key pilgrim sites in Jordan. Following in the footsteps of Moses and Jesus uncovers Jordan’s role in Christianity.

Day 1 – Arrive Amman
On arrival at Amman airport you will be transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 – Amman – Bethany / King Abdullah Mosque
This morning we start our journey with a visit to Bethany. For Christians, the most significant event associated with the River Jordan is the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. Beit ‘Abara became known as Bethany in the New Testament. The Bible clearly records that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3: 13-17), and that John the Baptist lived, preached and baptized in the village of Bethany, on “the other side of the Jordan” (John 1: 28). The baptism site, known in Arabic as al-Maghtas, is located at the head of a lush valley just east of the Jordan River. Following this you will return to Amman to visit the King Abdulla Mosque, built between 1982 and 1989. It is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may offer prayer. (BL)

Day 3 – Amman – Jerash / Anjara / Um Qais / Pella
This morning we travel north and visit the best preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of Jerash, which has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples and colonnaded streets. After the visit, proceed to Anjara, the biblical city featuring the shrine of the Lady of the Mountain at the Roman Catholic Church. The church consists of a large hall to receive pilgrims who come to honor the wooden statue of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Onwards to Gadara, which commands a magnificent view over the northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River Gorge and the Golan Heights. Then to Pella, another city, in the Jordan Valley. Most of the visible structures date from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods (2nd to 14th Centuries A.D.) and there is ample evidence of human occupation during the earlier Hellenistic, Persian, Iron, Bronze periods and as far back as the Paleolithic period. (B)

Day 4 – Amman / Um Al Rasas / Wadi Mujib / Kerak / Petra
In the morning travel to Um Al Rasas, which contains ruins from the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods. The site is classified as UNESCO World Heritage and is significant to the region. The most important discovery here was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. It dates from 785 (discovered in 1986). The perfectly preserved mosaic floor is the largest such floor in Jordan. Continue to Kerak, a 12th-century hilltop fortress, which features galleries, towers, chapels and ramparts that recall Crusader times. Then on to Petra. (B)

Day 5 – Petra
Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city gently reveals itself as you pass by its hand-carved facades. Starting at the visitor’s center, each person is assigned a horse guided by a local Bedouin, who will lead you to the once hidden entrance to the lost city. After passing tombs, which are located outside the city, the visitor moves through an immense, yet narrow crack in the sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh – the Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain and is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. (B)

Day 6 – Petra / Dana Biosphere Reserve
This morning we travel to Wadi Feynan, an eco-lodge that was constructed in 2005 by renowned architect Ammar Khammash at the western edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Feynan Ecolodge is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is the first of its kind in Jordan. Before the lodge was built, the land was utilized as a campsite by archaeologists conducting studies and digs in the area. The RSCN developed the campsite into an eco lodge to provide economic opportunities for local communities and generate revenue for the conservation of Jordan’s wild places. In September 2009, Eco Hotels took over the management and operation of the lodge, offering travelers an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jordan’s wilderness, meet its native people and explore its ancient history, with minimal impact on the environment. Lit entirely by candles and run on solar power the Eco Lodge is a fantastic experience set in the rugged Araba Valley. (BD)

Day 7 – Dana Biosphere Reserve / Lot’s Cave / Zikra / Dead Sea
Our day starts with a visit to the Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth. It was designed and is managed by Greek Archaeologist Konstantinos Politis, who discovered Lot’s Cave. Lot, the nephew of Abraham, features repeatedly in the colorful annals of the Dead Sea’s southern shores. Lot’s Cave, just past the Lisan Peninsula, is where he and his daughters apparently lived after fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife famously turned into a pillar of salt after looking back at the smoldering city. The cave, a 10-minute climb up a steep flight of steps, is surrounded by the ruins of a small Byzantine church (5th to 8th centuries), a reservoir and some mosaics, which were excavated by the British Museum. Remains from the cave date to the early Bronze Age (3300-2000 BC) and an inscription in the cave mentions Lot by name. After visiting the museum head to Zikra for an opportunity to volunteer in a rural community. Spending an afternoon in Zikra is an incomparable experience, where you will get to know the Dead Sea community. (BL)

Day 8 – Dead Sea – Madaba & Mt. Nebo
Today we visit the Christian town of Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics. Here you will visit the oldest map of the Holy Land on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After visiting Madaba, a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. (B)

Day 9 – Dead Sea / Depart Amman
Transfer to Amman Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Scheduled DeparturesDbl OccSgl Occ
Jan 06 - Jan 14$3,150$4,010
Jan 13 - Jan 21$3,150$4,010
Jan 20 - Jan 28$3,150$4,010
Jan 27 - Feb 04$3,150$4,010
Feb 03 - Feb 11$3,150$4,010
Feb 10 - Feb 18$3,150$4,010
Feb 17 - Feb 25$3,565$4,725
Feb 24 - Mar 03$3,565$4,725
Mar 02 - Mar 10$3,565$4,725
Mar 09 - Mar 17$3,565$4,725
Mar 16 - Mar 24$3,565$4,725
Mar 23 - Mar 31$3,565$4,725
Mar 30 - Apr 07$3,565$4,725
Apr 06 - Apr 14$3,700$4,930
Apr 13 - Apr 21$3,700$4,930
Apr 20 - Apr 28$3,700$4,930
Apr 27 - May 05$3,700$4,930
May 04 - May 12$3,565$4,725
May 11 - May 19$3,565$4,725
May 18 - May 26$3,565$4,725
May 25 - Jun 02$3,565$4,725
Jun 01 - Jun 09$3,150$4,010
Jun 08 - Jun 16$3,150$4,010
Jun 15 - Jun 23$3,150$4,010
Jun 22 - Jun 30$3,150$4,010
Jun 29 - Jul 07$3,150$4,010
Jul 06 - Jul 14$3,150$4,010
Jul 13 - Jul 21$3,150$4,010
Jul 20 - Jul 28$3,150$4,010
Jul 27 - Aug 04$3,150$4,010
Aug 03 - Aug 11$3,150$4,010
Aug 10 - Aug 18$3,150$4,010
Aug 17 - Aug 25$3,150$4,010
Aug 24 - Sep 01$3,150$4,010
Aug 31 - Sep 08$3,150$4,010
Sep 07 - Sep 15$3,565$4,725
Sep 14 - Sep 22$3,565$4,725
Sep 21 - Sep 29$3,565$4,725
Sep 28 - Oct 06$3,565$4,725
Oct 05 - Oct 13$3,700$4,930
Oct 12 - Oct 20$3,700$4,930
Oct 19 - Oct 27$3,700$4,930
Oct 26 - Nov 03$3,700$4,930
Nov 02 - Nov 10$3,565$4,725
Nov 09 - Nov 17$3,565$4,725
Nov 16 - Nov 24$3,565$4,725
Nov 23 - Dec 01$3,565$4,725
Nov 30 - Dec 08$3,565$4,725
Dec 07 - Dec 15$3,150$4,010
Dec 14 - Dec 22$3,700$4,930
Dec 21 - Dec 29$3,700$4,930
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Independet Tour. Please check for prices.
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hisham Hotel Or Similar
Petra Guest-House Or Similar
Feynan Eco-Lodge Or Similar
Dead Sea
Kempinski Ishtar Hotel Or Similar

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  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
  • Accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels on BB Basis.
  • All tours and transfers in AC cars / minivans / coaches throughout the program.
  • All entrance fees to the above-mentioned sites.
  • Lunch on day 02 & 07
  • Horse ride in Petra 
  • English speaking guide during the tour


  • Visa
  • Departure tax 
  • Tips.
  • Dinners inside / outside the hotels.
  • Lunches (Other than not mentioned above)
  • Personal items such as drinks with meals and telephone calls.

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