Jordan – Roman Catholic Journey

  • 8 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $2,850
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The lunar landscape of the Wadi Rum desert was immortalized through the stories of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab Revolt and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can explore on foot, by camel, or in a 4×4, though the best way to experience Wadi Rum is by staying the night under a blanket of stars in a Bedouin camp.
Countries Visited Jordan
Places Visited Wadi Musa, , Amman
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1
    Memories Aicha Luxury Camp, Jordan
    Memories Aicha Luxury Camp, Jordan

    Petra - King Hussein International Airport

    Welcome to the Jordan!

    Upon arrival, meet with your driver and transfer to your accommodating hotel. Spend the day at leisure to relax and rest after your overseas flight.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 2
    Petra Al Khubtha Trail, Jordan
    Petra Al Khubtha Trail, Jordan

    Petra Visit - Lot’s cave – Dead Sea

    Petra

    Take a two-minute walk to the gates of Petra where Horses are waiting to take the guests on the short Horse ride till the beginning of the Siq, after which they have to walk through the narrow canyon to the first great monument where the treasury is revealed, the Roman theater, Royal Tombs.

    Lot’s Cave

    Byzantine Christians built a church and monastery dedicated to St. Lot where they believed he and his daughters found refuge in a cave after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible says Lot’s daughters gave birth to sons whose descendants would become the Ammonite and Moabite people, whose kingdoms were in what is now north and central Jordan.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 3
    The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake in the Middle East, Jordan
    The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake in the Middle East, Jordan

    Dead Sea – Bethany – Mukawir – Amman

    Dead Sea

    The lowest point on earth is; the Dead Sea. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Bela). They will spend the day sunbathing, swimming, or dining. Relax in the gently lapping waters – you cannot sink! Treat yourself to a soothing massage, or try the well-known healing powers of minerals from the sea’s muddy floor.

    Bethany Beyond

    Possibly Jordan’s most revered religious pilgrimage site, Bethany Beyond is said to be the place John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. There are three medieval Byzantine churches in the area built in commemoration of the baptism site, two within walking distance of Bethany.

    Mukawir

    Most famous as the place where Salome is said to have danced for the head of John the Baptist, Mukawir was the fortified hilltop palace of Herod the Great. Multiple invasions left little of the original structure standing, but the fortified hill with its ghostly columns and lovely views is nonetheless quite atmospheric.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 4
    King Abdullah I Mosque, Amman, Jordan.
    King Abdullah I Mosque, Amman, Jordan.

    Amman – Jabok river - Umm Qays – Tell Mar Elias – Jerash – Amman

    Jabbok River

    The Zarqa River is the second largest tributary of the lower Jordan River, after the Yarmouk River. It is the third-largest river in the region by annual discharge, and its watershed encompasses the most densely populated areas east of the Jordan River. It rises in springs near Amman and flows through a deep and broad valley (which is identified with the biblical Jabbok River) into the Jordan, at an elevation 1,090 meters (3,580 ft) lower. The river is heavily polluted and its restoration is one of the top priorities for the Jordanian Ministry of the Environment.[2]

    Geologically, the Zarqa river is about 30 million years old. At the river's origin is 'Ain Ghazal, a major archaeological site that dates back to the Neolithic period. Archeological finds along the course of the river indicate the area was rich in flora and fauna in the past. The Zarqa river is well known for its amber deposits that date back to the Hauterivian of the lower Cretaceous (135 m.y.). Remarkable flora and fauna were reported from this amber, reflecting tropical paleoenvironmental prevailing conditions during the time of resin deposition (Kaddumi, 2005; 2007).

    Umm Qays

    The site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara, was renowned in its time as a cultural center. It was the home of several classical poets and philosophers, including Theodorus, founder of a rhetorical school in Rome; one poet called the city “a new Athens”. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qays boasts an impressive colonnaded terrace and the ruins of two theatres. You can take in the sights and then dine on the terrace of a fine restaurant with a breathtaking view of three countries.

    Tell Mar Elias

    Tell Mar Elias is a mound consisting of several archaeological strata (a tell) in the Ajlun region of northern Jordan. The site, northwest of Ajlun, has long been identified with Tishbe, mentioned in the Bible as the hometown or region of the prophet Elijah (Elias or Eliya in Arabic). The remains of one of the largest known Byzantine churches in Jordan can be found at the site. Artifacts from this site, including marble carvings and small metal religious objects, are on display at the archaeological museum of the nearby Ajloun Castle

    Jerash

    One of Jordan’s most stunning sites, the Roman-Byzantine city of Jerash was once one of the ten cities of the Decapolis. Much of the city still stands, giving visitors a clear idea of its former glory as they explore pillar-lined boulevards, public bath houses, the hippodrome, the ancient theatre, and temples.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 5
    In the shadow of the cross procession in Madaba, Jordan.
    In the shadow of the cross procession in Madaba, Jordan.

    Amman city tour - Tall Hisban - Mount Nebo – Madaba - Umm Al-rasas – Wadi rum

    Amman

    Once known as the ancient city of Philadelphia, Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is home to some of the best hummus and falafel shops in the country, lively souks, a Roman amphitheater, trendy art galleries, and boutiques. Because Amman is built on seven hills, one of them home to the city’s ancient citadel, there are wonderful panoramic views to be had all over the city.

    Madaba

    The Jordanian city of mosaics, Madaba is also famous for its many Christian pilgrimage sites. The Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George contains undoubtedly the most famous mosaic in the country, the oldest existing map of Palestine and Jerusalem, dating from AD 560 and depicting all the major biblical sites in the Middle East.

    Mount Nebo

    The church atop Mount Nebo today commemorates the burial site of the Prophet Moses, as it was from here that he was granted a view of the Promised Land before he died. The site offers views over the Jordan valley, and a short hike away is the famous spring Moses is said to have conjured with his staff.

    Umm AL-Rasas

    Open to the public only since 2009, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally a Roman military encampment and then a city and is now home to St. Stephen’s church, famous for its mosaics, which show evidence of an interfaith coexistence – a rare phenomenon in the area at the time.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 6
    Aqaba desert, Jordan
    Aqaba desert, Jordan

    Wadi Rum – Aqaba

    Wadi Rum

    The lunar landscape of this vast southern desert was immortalized through the stories of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab Revolt and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can explore on foot, by camel, or in a 4x4, though the best way to experience Wadi Rum is by staying the night under a blanket of stars in a Bedouin camp.

    Aqaba

    Greatly prized as Jordan’s window to the sea, Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose-colored desert to the north. Its sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 7
    Dead Sea Aqaba, Jordan
    Dead Sea Aqaba, Jordan

    Day at leisure in Aqaba

    Today is a free day. Explore the city of Aqaba on your own and for your desire.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 8

    Aqaba - Departure

    Transfer to Aqaba Airport for your flight.

    Time to say goodbye to magical Jordan.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer

Starting from $2,850 per person

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What’s Included?

  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
  • Hotel accommodation in half twin on H.B basis as follows:
  • One night in Petra at Petra Movenpick 5* or similar
  • One night at Kempinski Ishtar 5* or similar
  • Two nights in Amman at W hotel 5* or similar
  • One night in Wadi rum at Sun City Camp
  • Two nights in Aqaba at Kempinski Aqaba 5* or similar
  • All transfers and sightseeing excursions in A/C Vehicle
  • Professional English or Italian Speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees to all visit sites
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • 02 Hours Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum
  • Martian Tent in Wadi rum

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore Petra
    • Jordan’s most iconic location, this 6th-century BC Nabatean city is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Visit Lot’s Cave
    • Byzantine Christians built a church and monastery dedicated to St. Lot
  • Visit the Dead Sea: The lowest point on earth. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Bela)
  • Discover Bethany Beyond; possibly Jordan’s most revered religious pilgrimage site, Bethany Beyond is said to be the place John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordan River
  • Visit Mukawir; most famous as the place where Salome is said to have danced for the head of John the Baptist
  • Witness the beauty of the Jabbok River 
  • Explore Umm Qays; the site of the famous miracle of the Gadarene swine, Gadara was renowned in its time as a cultural center
  • Visit Tell Mar Elias, which is a mound consisting of several archaeological strata (a tell) in the Ajlun region of northern Jordan.
  • Explore the Roman-Byzantine city of Jerash
  • Visit Amman, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world
  • Discover Madaba; The Jordanian city of mosaics
  • Mount Nebo; The church atop Mount Nebo today commemorates the burial site of the Prophet Moses
  • Umm AL-Rasas; open to the public only since 2009, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally a Roman military encampment
  • Feel the adventure in Wadi Rum; explore the lunar landscape of this vast southern desert on foot, by camel, or in a 4×4.
  • Explore Aqaba and its sandy beaches and coral reefs, which are the most pristine on the Red Sea