"Without Identity there is no Journey." - Unknown
Embark on an epic biblical expedition through Jordan's mystical realms. Immerse yourself in Madaba's mosaic wonders, then pedal through rugged trails to the fortress of Machareus, where echoes of ancient legends whisper. Stand atop Mount Nebo, where Moses gazed upon the Promised Land, then brave the thrilling Al Hidan Water Trail, conquering nature's watery labyrinth. Ascend to heavenly heights at Tell Mar Elias (Elijah), before venturing deep into Ajloun Nature Reserve's untamed wilderness. Unleash your inner explorer at Ajloun Castle, then get lost in the vibrant souq of Salt City. Discover Amman's ancient secrets at the awe-inspiring Citadel and Roman Theater, and return with your spirit forever changed by Jordan's awe-inspiring adventures
Day 1: Arrival- Meet and Assist - Transfer to Madaba. Sightseeing of Madaba - Biking from Libb to Machareus - and visit the fortress Return to the hotel Dinner And Overnight
Ruth 1:1: "In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab."
Matthew 14:1-12, it is mentioned that John was arrested by Herod Antipas and held in custody at Machaerus. Herodias, Herod's wife, had a grudge against John and plotted for his execution.
Day 2: Breakfast, Mount Nebo and Al Hidan Water Trail Adventure. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
Deuteronomy 32:49 - "Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel as a possession."
Day 3: Breakfast- Tell Mar Elias ( Elijah ) then to Ajloun Nature reserve. Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast- Ajloun Castle - Al salt city return to Amman. Dinner
Day 5: Amman City Tour and Departure. Dinner
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Day 1: Arrival- Meet and Assist - Transfer to Madaba. Sightseeing of Madaba - Biking from Libb to Machareus and visit the fortress Return to the hotel . Dinner And Overnight
Day 1: Departure from Dubai Airport and arrival at Amman Airport. After completing the formalities, you will head to Madaba city and check into your hotel. The day's activities will include a walking tour of Madaba, known for its rich historical and religious significance. Madaba is renowned for its ancient mosaics, including the famous 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
In the afternoon, you will embark on an exciting biking adventure from the town of Libb to the historic site of Machareus. The biking route will take you through scenic landscapes and picturesque trails, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. As you approach Machareus, you will notice the imposing hilltop fortress, which holds great significance in biblical history.
Upon reaching Machareus, you will have the opportunity to hike to the top of the hill and explore the ruins of the fortress. This site is closely associated with the biblical figure of Herod the Great and is believed to be the place where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed.
After the challenging hike and exploration, you will have some time to relax and refresh at the site, taking in the breathtaking views and reflecting on the historical and spiritual significance of the location. As the day comes to an end, you will return to your hotel in Madaba for a well-deserved rest.
In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel, where you can share stories and experiences from the day's adventure. Overnight stay in Madaba, preparing for more exciting explorations in the days to come.
Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and the preferences of the participants.
Day 2: Mount Nebo and Al Hidan Water Trail Adventure
After enjoying a delightful local breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day by visiting the historic site of Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo holds immense significance in the Bible as the place where Moses gazed upon the Promised Land before his passing. As we explore this sacred site, you will be captivated by its stunning views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.
Following our visit to Mount Nebo, we prepare for an exciting adventure trip along the Al Hidan Water Trail. This unique trail combines hiking, swimming, and navigating through a beautiful water-filled gorge, offering a thrilling and refreshing experience in Jordan's natural landscapes.
Challenge in the Route:
The Al Hidan Water Trail presents a thrilling challenge as you make your way through a picturesque gorge with flowing water. You will navigate through narrow passages, wade through shallow pools, and encounter small waterfalls along the way. The challenge lies in maneuvering through the water-filled terrain while maintaining your balance and enjoying the immersive natural surroundings.
Throughout the trail, you will be guided by experienced instructors who will ensure your safety and provide assistance when needed. They will also share interesting insights about the geological features of the gorge and its historical significance, enhancing your overall experience.
Significance in the Bible:
While the Al Hidan Water Trail is not directly mentioned in the Bible, it lies within the historic region of Moab, which plays a prominent role in biblical narratives. Moab is mentioned in the Old Testament, particularly in relation to the Israelites' journey and their encounters with the Moabite people.
As you embark on this adventurous water trail, you can reflect on the biblical significance of the region. The natural beauty surrounding you will inspire contemplation and allow you to connect with the stories of faith and perseverance that unfolded in this ancient land.
After an exhilarating day of exploration and adventure, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and spend a restful overnight stay, ready to continue our journey the next day.
Note: The Al Hidan Water Trail is suitable for participants with a moderate fitness level. Proper safety equipment, including life jackets, will be provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Your experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, offering support and enriching your journey with their knowledge of the trail's natural wonders and historical context.
Day 3: Breakfast- Tell Mar Elias ( Elijah ) then to Ajloun Nature reserve. Dinner
After indulging in a delicious local breakfast at the hotel, we embark on an enriching day of exploration, starting with a visit to Tell Mar Elias. This ancient site holds significance in biblical history and is believed to be the location where the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. As we explore the area, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich religious heritage associated with this sacred site.
Following our visit to Tell Mar Elias, we continue our journey to the beautiful Ajlun Nature Reserve. This protected area is known for its diverse ecosystems, including woodlands, valleys, and cliffs, offering a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. It provides a picturesque backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Challenge in the Route:
At Ajlun Nature Reserve, you will have the opportunity to engage in an invigorating hiking experience through its scenic trails. The reserve features well-marked paths that wind through lush landscapes, captivating you with their natural beauty. The challenge lies in traversing the terrain, navigating inclines, and immersing yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the reserve.
During the hike, you will have the chance to spot various wildlife species, such as deer, foxes, and birds. The reserve is also home to the endangered Persian fallow deer, making it a significant conservation area. Your knowledgeable guides will share insights about the flora, fauna, and ecological importance of the reserve, enriching your experience with their expertise.
Significance in the Bible:
While Tell Mar Elias holds direct biblical significance, Ajlun Nature Reserve allows you to appreciate the natural wonders of the region and reflect on the connection between faith and creation. The tranquility of the reserve provides an ideal setting for contemplation and introspection, allowing you to connect with the spiritual aspects of the biblical narratives.
Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Jordan's landscapes, gaining a deeper understanding of the biblical heritage and the significance of nature in religious contexts.
After an exhilarating day of exploration and hiking, we will enjoy a delightful lunch experience in the reserve, savoring local cuisine while surrounded by the pristine natural surroundings. As the day comes to an end, we will settle into the comfortable lodges of Ajlun for a restful overnight stay, preparing for more adventures in the days to come.
Note: The hiking trails at Ajlun Nature Reserve cater to different fitness levels, ensuring that participants of varying abilities can enjoy the experience. Your guides will provide necessary instructions and ensure your safety throughout the hike.
As Day 3 concludes, you will have not only visited the sacred site of Tell Mar Elias but also immersed yourself in the natural beauty of Ajlun Nature Reserve. This day offers a harmonious blend of cultural and natural exploration, allowing you to appreciate the biblical significance and ecological treasures of Jordan.
Day 4: Breakfast- Ajloun Castle - Al salt city
After enjoying a delightful local breakfast at the hotel, we embark on a day filled with history and cultural immersion. Our first stop is the magnificent Ajloun Castle, a historic fortress nestled in the beautiful Ajloun Highlands. As we explore this architectural marvel, you will have the opportunity to reflect on its rich history and the challenges it has withstood throughout the centuries.
Challenge and Significance of Ajloun Castle:
The Ajloun Castle stands as a testament to the resilience and strategic importance of its location. Built during the 12th century by the Ayyubid dynasty, it served as a defensive stronghold The challenge lies in understanding the architectural techniques employed to construct this imposing fortress and appreciating the strategic significance it held during historical conflicts.
As you walk through the castle's halls, climb its towers, and explore its hidden chambers, you will gain insights into the military strategies of the time and marvel at the engineering brilliance that allowed it to withstand sieges and preserve its heritage.
Lunch and Drive to Salt City:
After our visit to Ajloun Castle, we continue our journey to indulge in a delicious lunch, savoring the flavors of local cuisine. Once refreshed, we proceed to the charming Salt City, renowned for its well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture and vibrant souq.
Exploring Salt City Souq:
In Salt City, we visit the old souq, a bustling marketplace that offers a glimpse into the city's vibrant past. As you stroll through the narrow streets, you will be captivated by the sights, sounds, and scents of the bustling market. The challenge here lies in immersing yourself in the local atmosphere, engaging with merchants, and discovering unique handicrafts, spices, and traditional products.
Dinner and Overnight:
After a fulfilling day of exploration, we gather for a delightful dinner at one of Salt's renowned restaurants or rooftop venues. You will have the opportunity to savor local specialties while enjoying the picturesque views of the city. As the evening comes to a close, we head back to Amman for a restful overnight stay, reflecting on the day's cultural encounters and historical insights.
Note: The Ajloun Castle visit includes guided tours to provide historical context and enrich your experience. The Salt City souq offers opportunities for souvenir shopping and interactions with local artisans.
Day 4 of your itinerary offers a blend of historical exploration, cultural immersion, and culinary delights. From the enduring Ajloun Castle to the vibrant streets of Salt City, you will experience the challenges of history and the significance of preserving cultural heritage.
Day 5: Amman City Tour and Departure
After savoring a delightful breakfast at the hotel, we embark on an enriching city tour of Amman, the vibrant capital of Jordan. This tour will take you on a journey through history, exploring significant sites that hold great biblical significance.
Historical Significance in the Bible:
Amman, known as Rabbah in biblical times, has deep biblical connections that are reflected in its historical landmarks. As we explore the city, we encounter sites that are mentioned in the Bible, providing a deeper understanding of their significance.
Amman Citadel: Our first stop is the Amman Citadel, a majestic hilltop fortress that has witnessed civilizations rise and fall throughout history. This ancient site holds biblical importance, as it is believed to be the site of Rabbah Ammon, mentioned in 2 Samuel 12:26-31.
Quote: "And Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal city." - 2 Samuel 12:26
Roman Theater: Next, we visit the remarkable Roman Theater, an architectural marvel dating back to the Roman era. This well-preserved amphitheater not only offers stunning views of the city but also connects us to the Roman influence during biblical times.
Quote: "They all joined together and rushed at him [Paul] in the city. They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him." - Acts 7:57-58
Other Highlights: Our city tour also includes visits to other notable sites such as the Jordan Archaeological Museum, which houses artifacts from various periods of history, including the biblical era. Here, you can explore ancient relics that bring the past to life.
Free Time for Shopping:
After the city tour, we provide you with leisure time to explore Amman's bustling markets and indulge in shopping for traditional Jordanian handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs. You can immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with friendly merchants, and take home treasures that reflect the essence of Jordan.
In the late afternoon, we bid farewell to Amman as we head towards the airport for your return flight to Dubai. You depart with cherished memories of your journey through Amman's biblical history, cultural experiences, and the warmth of its people.
Note: The Amman city tour is led by knowledgeable guides who will provide detailed explanations of the biblical significance of each site visited. The free time for shopping allows you to explore at your own pace and discover unique keepsakes to remember your time in Jordan.
- Transfer to the start point and return to Amman
- Professional English-speaking adventure guide all through touring days 6 person & Above
- 4 nights’ accommodation on with breakfast and dinner at the local houses and camp sites
- Hiking as mentioned in the program
- Free Jordanian Entry Visa
Above rates are exclusive of the following services:
- Tips for Guide & Driver
- Lunches & dinners not Mentioned in the Program
- Drinks within meals or cafes
- Any personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned above.
- Optional tours and shopping tour
- Flight Tickets
- Any Travel Insurance
- Medical Insurance