05 day Tour Following in the footsteps of John the Baptist

Category: Jordan Religious Tours

A 5 day tour that covers some of the bibilical sites that are associated with John the Baptist who lived and died in Jordan. Visit the site where he baptised Jesus and the ruins of the palace at Machaerus where he was beheaded at the request of Salome. Also see Madaba, Mt Nebo and Petra in this detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Amman Airport - Amman & Overnight

Arrival to Amman Airport. Our representative will meet and assist you before you go to customs for your free visa on arrival (visa fee waived). The representative will take you to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight Amman hotel including breakfast

*If you arrive early on this day please ask us about optional tours. 

 

Day 2: Amman - Umm Qais  - Jerash - Amman & Overnight

This morning we drive to Umm Qais, the old Decapolis city of Gadara, with its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The basalt basilica is believed to be the site of Jesus' miracle of casting the demons into the Gadarene swine. On to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman cities in the Middle East. With your guide, walk through Hadrian's Arch to begin a 1.5 hour tour. See the Hippodrome, colonnaded streets, the Greek temples of Artemis and Zeus, Byzantine churches, Roman Theatres and more. Return to Amman.

Overnight Amman hotel including breakfast. 

 

Day 3: Amman - Baptism Site - Mt. Nebo - Madaba - Machaerus - Petra & Overnight

From Amman you will be transferred to the Dead Sea area to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist where Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan River and the area where Joshua led the children of Israel led into the Promised Land. Next we drive to Mt. Nebo where Moses gazed across to the Promised Land before he died. Visit the old monastery and look out over the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Our third stop is at the 6th Century St. George Church in Madaba. The church is famous for the mosaic map on its floor showing all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. We drive to Machaerus where John the Baptist, imprisoned there for 2 years by Herod, was beheaded at the request of Salome. Drive to Petra.

Overnight Petra hotel including breakfast. 

 

Day 4: Petra - Amman & Overnight

Today you will visit Petra. Petra is associated with Moses and the exodus of the Israelites. Local tradition says that the spring at Ain Musa (Spring of Moses) is the place where Moses struck the rock and brought forth water. Aaron, the brother of Moses and Miriam, who was called by God to be Moses' prophet, died in Jordan and was buried in Petra at Mount Hor, now called Jabal Harun in Arabic (Mount Aaron). A Byzantine church and later an Islamic shrine/tomb of Aaron were built on the summit of the mountain, which today attracts pilgrims from all over the world (3.5+ hour hike each way). The tomb can been seen from within Petra or surrounding areas.

With your English speaking guide, walk through the 1.2km long Siq (chasm), passing shrines, tombs and carvings, to reach the lost city of Petra. See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, Roman Theatre, Colonnaded Street and to the end of the Main trail where your 2.5 hour guided tour will end. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. You will meet your driver in the afternoon and transfer to Amman.

Overnight Amman hotel including breakfast

 

Day 5: Amman - Amman Airport (for departure)

After breakfast or according to your flight time, you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.

 

Rate Per Person in USD$ sharing the trip in Double/Twin/Triple Rooms. (Single Supplement included in 1 person rate.)

# of Pax/Guests

Type of Vehicle

Season

Flat Rate

Low Season

High Season

Low Season

High Season

From  - To

Guide(s) Option

3* Hotels

4* Hotels

4* Hotels

5* Hotels

5* Hotels

1 Pax Only

Sedan 4 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$1,137

$1,231

$1,330

$1,576

$1,860

2 Pax

Sedan 4 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$656

$691

$754

$886

$1,066

3 Pax

Sedan 4 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$536

$571

$632

$764

$939

4 Pax

Mini Van 7 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$519

$554

$614

$746

$921

5 Pax

Mini Van 7 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$475

$510

$569

$701

$874

6 Pax

Mini Van 7 Seats

Local Spot Guide(s)

$445

$480

$539

$671

$842

# Dinner/Lunches

Single Room Supplement

$105

$155

$175

$270

$330

4

HB /Dinners Supplement

$40

$48

$60

$120

$140

4

 Lunch Supplement

$48

$48

$48

$48

$48

 

(*) Rates, Notes, Payment, Terms and conditions

Rates above are per person sharing double/twin/triple based on BB basis* in USD$. (Single supplement included in 1 person rate)
* If Overnight at Wadi Rum, Little Petra, Nature Reserves, Eco Lodges, Homestays the rate is HB (dinner is included)
Please check HB and lunches supplement. Consider the Single Room Supplement.
The rates for 3* Hotels is FLAT rate and valid for all seasons. The rates for 4*/5* have LOW & HIGH seasons
The above prices are not valid during Christian Holidays, New Year's Eve and some Holidays, please contact us *
Please contact us in case of children joining the tour and provide us the age of each. Also in case of sharing the beds or not
Terms & Conditions & Payment methods and Cancelation Policy available on our website : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices
In Wadi Rum, in case of 4* & 5* Hotels rate, the rate is based on Standard Luxury Tent. Star gazing tent supplement to be advised
Optional Tours and excursions are available on this link : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours-2/42-jht-optional
The Hotels/accommodation to be used, check : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices/17-travel-advices/47-accommodation
Low Seasons for 4*/5* : 6th Jan - 28th Feb. / 1st June - 20th Aug. / 20th Nov. - 20th Dec. (High season the rest)

 

* Rate Includes the following :

Meet and assist service upon arrival by our representative(s), if arrival through any airports or borders

Free Visa on arrival (Waived Visa)

All transfers based on private air-conditioned vehicles (A/C, Wifi, Water) with english speaking, assisting driver

Entrance fees for sites listed in itinerary. (If you have the Jordan pass, then they will be deducted)

2.5 hour guided tour in Petra with local spot guide

1.5 hour guided tour in Jerash with local spot guide

4 night/s Accommodation based on BB (breakfasts only).

* Rate DOES NOT Include the following :

Dinners & lunches (in case of BB rate) & drinks during included meals. (Except for Wadi Rum, Little Petra etc which are HB)
All kinds of Tips for the driver and guide(s) , please check this link for details : https://www.johtt.com/travel-advices/17-travel-advices/77-tipping-gratuity-in-jordan
Travel Insurance, Personal expenses, or Optional Tours : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours/42-jht-optional
Any item not listed as included
Jordan Departure/border/tax when applied
Israeli Border / Departure Tax when applied & the shuttle bus  If crossing between Israel / Jordan …etc (when applicable)

 

(*) Optional Tours :

Petra trails , please check this link for all trails available on request : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours-2/21-petra-guided-trails-tours-while-you-are-in-petra-by-jht
Optional Tours/Activities while in Jordan  : https://www.johtt.com/our-tours-2/42-jht-optional

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