Morning transfer to the Allenby Bridge to cross into Jordan and drive to the
city of Jerash, known as the Pompeii of the East and the city of a thousand
pillars. We will have time to walk around the ancient ruins, which includes
churches, the triple arched gate, the high hippodrome, the Roman theater and
Forum dating back to the 4th century. As we leave Jerash we drive to the
beautiful city of Amman past the King Hussein's Sport City. We check into
our hotel and have time to walk around and shop before dinner. (B,D)
After breakfast we depart for Bethany beyond the Jordan. The area at
Tell-Al-Kharrar on the River Jordan has been identified as the biblical site
where John was living in a Byzantine Monastery with a large baptismal pool,
and findings from the first century AD confirm that this site was inhabited
during the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist. We then drive south to the
long lost city of Petra. This city with its rose-colored temples and
amphitheatre was carved out of multihued rocks. and is a UNESCO world
heritage site which is more than 2,000 years old. Petra dominated the trade
routes and was completely lost to the world for 300 years. In 1812 it was
"rediscovered". The Apostle Paul studied here for 3 years and Herod came
from this city. After exploring this exciting sight we return to Amman for
dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Today we bid farewell to Jordan and head for the Holy Land first stopping at
Madaba where we will see some of the finest Byzantine mosaics. We then visit
Mt Nebo with a remarkable view of the Jordan Valley where we can see the
Dead Sea and Jerusalem. It is here that Moses looked over the Promise Land
but did not cross over. After Dinner we head to Amman airport for our
flight. (B, D)
Today our journey ends with many blessings and memories as we head home.
Arrival in the USA.
* Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.
Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.
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