Visit King Abdullah I Mosque
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Visit King Abdullah I Mosque
Visit the Baptism Site
Visit Mount Nebo
Overnight in Madaba City
Visit a newly discovered site
Meet a Bedouin family
This is a very interesting tour that has its own taste. It starts with a visit to the most exquisite mosque in Amman. Afterward, we head to the sacred baptism site on the Jordan river where Jesus got baptized.
After the tour, we visit Mount Nebo site before entering Madaba for an overnight. The City of Madaba is where all the mosaic historical sites are. It has a great sidewalk filled with antiques and local handicrafts shops. Also, home to several Arabic local restaurants.
The next day you will visit the most important archeological churches that feature ancient mosaic work from the 6th century and an important map of the old city of Jerusalem. Now, it gets more interesting as we will take you on a short hike to the monumentality of dolmens which was recently discovered. Ending the tour with a small introductory visit to a Bedouin family for some local tea in their own home.
Return to Amman by sunset.
2 Days Tour
Amman, Queen Alia Airport
Food & culture
Transportation in a comfortable car
English speaking driver
1 Authentic Local Lunch
Bedouin Family Tea Visit
Comfortable Hiking Clothes and Shoes
A small bag for Your Water and Previously Purchased Snacks
The blue-domed King Abdullah I Mosque, built in the 1980s by the late King Hussein as a memorial to his grandfather, is open to Non-Muslim visitors.
The nave with an area of 1,615 m2 has the capacity to house 3,000 worshippers. It is octogonal and distiguished for not having pillars inside. Its dome of 35 m in diameter has a height of 31 meters. A source of radiation was placed in the middle taking the form of a golden star culminating in the Ninety Nine Most Beautiful Names of Allah surrounding the dome’s neck. The suspended chandelier of 168 lanterns consists of three circles with the Holy Quranic Verse with the word Allah recurring on every lantern.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him…” (Matthew 3:16-17)
Al-Maghtas, meaning “baptism” or “immersion” in Arabic, is an archaeological World Heritage site in Jordan on the east bank of the Jordan River, officially known as Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan”
Discount is available online when you buy a Jordan Pass and add Bethany Beyond the Jordan (Baptism Site) to the cart.
A spectacular natural wonder the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its mix of beach living and religious history you can soak up the sun while Biblical scholars can get their daily dose of religious history. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea’s rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water’s healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 metres (2,680 ft) above sea level, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day.
It is a good place to have lunch
A stay at one of our selected stays in the Mosaique city of Madaba based on your budget and preferences. There are few spots which are remarkable that will be advised to you after confirmation.
Madaba’s well-kept gem, and the reason for tourists to stop by in the city, at least for a while.
Inside the church, on the floor, you can admire a large Byzantine mosaic which, to this date, is the oldest map of Palestine, but it also shows other places such as Jerusalem, Gaza, Dead Sea or Nile Delta.
The mosaic map is very remarkable, although it can be quite hard to understand the meaning of it and recognize all the places.
Some careful restoration and excavation in the early 1990s led to the creation of this open-air museum, which houses a collection of ruins and fine mosaics from the Madaba area.
The Fortress of Machaerus is located on the northeastern shore of the Dead Sea, at the mouth of the Jordan River. There is evidence that this is where John the Baptist was kept captive and eventually beheaded in 32 AD on Salome’s request.
Alexander Jannaeus (104-78 BC) had the Fortress of Machaerus built on top of a hill in 90 BC for geopolitical reasons. If today, the fortress offers breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and the surrounding area, at its inception, it offered a great vantage point to observe military movements on and around the Dead Sea.
Bani Hamida Weaving Center & Gallery
In the villages south of Madaba city, in the mountains overlooking the Dead Sea, live the formerly nomadic Bedouin tribe of Bani Hamida. Today “Bani Hamida” is synonymous with the weaving project started by twelve women of the tribe in 1985. The women carry on the traditional Bedouin techniques of weaving and sewing passed to them from their mothers and grandmothers.
However modern the approach to marketing, the rugs are still woven on the traditional ground looms, constructed of stones, sticks and other available objects.
Dolmen means “stone table”
Located in Wadi Jadid. This Wadi is a field of portal dolmens where you could see more than 40 dolmens (12 of them standing in a very good condition) and the rest are damaged probably by earthquakes. Also there are several Menhirs, Cupholes and stone alignments as well.
This site is unique, because of the combination of its central knoll with its most likely cultic buildings, its settlement component and the dolmens situated around these two elements.