Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan echoes with stories recorded in the Holy Bible, through the words of the prophets Abraham, Job, and Moses. The Bible’s Old Testament records that it is in this land of Jordan that God first manifested Himself to Man. The land subsequently witnessed the missions of the prophets from the historic journey of Moses and the Israelites to the meteoric rise of the Christian faith heralded in the New Testament by John the Baptist and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Jesus travelled, taught, and healed the sick throughout Jordan, in the regions of the Decapolis and Peraea, and from here he started his last purposeful journey to Jerusalem.

Some of the world’s earliest churches have been found in Jordan, including the 2nd or 3rd century ‘prayer hall’ at Bethany Beyond the Jordan. At Madaba, in the 6th century Byzantine church of St. George, fragments of the past are revealed in an outstanding mosaic floor map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

 

Tour highlights

  • Visit the incredible lost city of Petra
  • Admire the dazzling view across Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea from the revered holy Mt. Nebo, where Moses was buried
  • Witness fragments of the past revealed in the famous city of Mosaics - Madaba
  • Visit the beautiful preserved Roman cities and the 4th century church at Umm Qays
  • Come to Mukawir, where Herod imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist after Salome's fateful dance (Matthew 14:3-11)
  • Visit Jerash, noted in the Bible as the "region of the Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1, Luke 8:26)
  • Witness the remains of what is believed to be the oldest purpose-built church in the world at Aqaba.