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Jordan

Petra - one of the 7 modern wonders of the world
Key Biblical sites from Old and New Testaments
Swim in the Dead Sea, plus a 4 x 4 desert trek

 
 
 
 
 

Petra, Biblical sites and much more

Jordan is the land of Lawrence of Arabia, as well as the remarkable cliff carvings at Petra. The desert landscapes at Wadi Rum stretch for miles, while the Dead Sea offers an unusual swimming experience. It is also a place of Biblical importance, containing many locations mentioned in the Old and New Testaments.

 

Touring an amazing land

Our tour of Jordan takes in the highlights of this attractive and welcoming country. We stay in three-star hotels and visit the key places of interest with a local guide revealing to us the country’s past, as well as its interesting current life and culture. It is a tour packed with sights as we travel across the country to make the most of our time in Jordan. 

 

Seeing key Biblical sites

Lying to the east of modern day Israel, Jordan contains a number of sites of Biblical importance. It was home to the Israelite tribes of Reuben and Gad, as well as Israel’s neighbours such as Moab, Edom and Ammon. We visit Mount Nebo, experiencing the same view that Moses had as he looked across into the Promised Land. We also visit sites relating to the New Testament including Machaerus, the palace where Salome danced for King Herod and John the Baptist was beheaded.

 

Experiencing natural wonders

There will be opportunities to experience the beautiful natural features of this country. Swimming in the Dead Sea is an experience in itself – floating on your back is effortless as you relax and look across to the hills on the other side in Israel. At Wadi Rum, local Bedouin take us in their 4 x 4s through the desert where Lawrence of Arabia trekked and befriended the local people. We also visit Aqaba on the Red Sea, with the separate option of a boat ride on the Red Sea including snorkelling.

 
 
"The location is brilliant and I would highly recommend it to anyone."
Michael, Oct 2016

Marvelling at an ancient culture

The jewel in Jordan’s crown is Petra, named as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and built more than 2,000 years ago. An evocative walk takes you through the gorge to the Treasury, catching glimpses through the rocks of this remarkable cliff carving before the view opens up to reveal its full splendour.

 

We will stay in different hotels to enable us to explore different parts of the country and make the most of our time in Jordan. We meet each evening for a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk.
 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart UK. Transfer to hotel. Stay in Amman
Day #2
After a late breakfast, visit Machaerus (where John the Baptist was beheaded). Visit Mt. Nebo (where Moses viewed the promised land). Then to Madaba to visit St. George Church with its amazing historical mosaic map. Stay in Amman
Day #3
Drive to visit Umm Qais, the site of the Gedarene swine and then from there to the Roman city of Jerash. Visit Amman citadel on the way back to the hotel. Stay in Amman
Day #4
Visit the baptism site at Bethany beyond the Jordan. Drive to Dead Sea Spa hotel to swim; then via the Kings' highway to visit Little Petra. Continue to hotel in Petra.
Day #5
Tour of Petra. Optional evening visit of Petra by Night. Stay in Petra
Day #6
Drive to Aqaba, visiting Little Petra en route. Tour the desert in 4X4's at Wadi Rum. Stay in Aqaba
Day #7
Optional Red Sea boat trip. Return to the capital city by coach. Stay in Amman
Day #8
Return to UK. Please note that the above itinerary details are provisional

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