Please find below the details on the various tours offered for this trip. For those who wish to book please contact Jadoun from JCT at Jadoun@jct.com.jo
. A help desk will also be available at the Hotel, conference area for any questions and to take payment during the conference on March 11th.
The rates below include the following:
All tours and transfers in AC buses with English speaking driver throughout the program
All entrance fees to the below-mentioned sites.
Private English speaking guide during the visits.
The rate below DO NOT include the following:
Accommodation (all trips are day-trips with pick-up and drop off from the Dead Sea hotel).
Lunches or dinners (Please see below for the separate lunch supplement)
March 10th: Half Day Tour of Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Bethany of Amman
Pick-up from your hotel at Dead Sea, transfer to visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. Continue to visit Bethany (Baptismal site), for Christians, the most significant event associated with the River Jordan is undoubtedly the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. Interestingly enough, this also took place very close to Beit 'Abara, where Joshua, Elijah and Elisha crossed the river. In New Testament times, it became known as Bethany, the village of John the Baptist. This Bethany is not to be confused with the village of Bethany near Jerusalem, where the Bible says Lazarus was raised from the dead. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel at Dead Sea.
Cost per person (minimum of 10 people): $67 USD
Lunch Supplement: $12 USD
March 12th: Full Day Tour of Jerash & Ajloun
Pick-up from your hotel at Dead Sea, proceed to the best preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. After the visit, proceed to the Saracen castle at Ajlun. This 12th Century castle was built by Saladin in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan in 1189 and is an outstanding example of Arab/Islamic military architecture. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel at Dead Sea.
Cost per person (minimum of 10 people): $69 USD
Lunch Supplement: $12 USD
March 13th: Full Day Tour of Petra
Depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitors center, where each person is assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs which are located outside the city, the visitor passes through the SIQ, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead.
Near the end of the passage, the SIQ, with great style, makes one last turn and out of the gloom in towering brightness appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh - The Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain, is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day - “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.”After the tour, you will be transferred back to Dead Sea.
Cost per person (minimum of 10 people): $145 USD
Lunch Supplement: $14 USD
March 14th: Full Day Tour of Wadi Rum (Jeep Tour) /b>
Pick-up from your hotel at Dead Sea, you will be transferred to the sensational desert of Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum boasts one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world with rolling sand dunes and mountains of sandstone. Its mystery and charm are sure to captivate you, as it has so many visitors before, including the famous T.E. Lawrence. Some famous movies were filmed there, including Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and the Return of the Pink Panther.
Allow the local Bedouins to take you by their (4x4) jeeps to the heart of the Red desert of Wadi Rum. Discover clues from antiquity carved on the mountains and the fallen boulder, vestiges of human activity over several thousand years. Everywhere there are traces left by ancient civilizations – pictographs of Thamudic, Nabataean, Greek and Arabic texts, formal inscriptions and rock art depicting hunting scenes. After the tour, you will be transferred back to Dead Sea.
Cost per person (minimum of 10 people): $95 USD
Lunch Supplement: $15 USD