Appreciating the holy sites of Jordan

You don’t have to be focussed on religious beliefs to appreciate the historic and holy sites of Jordan, many of which have significantly influenced the world as we know it today.

Bethany Baptism Site

Bethany baptism site marks the place where Jesus was baptised by John. It is considered to be one of the three holiest Christian sites in the world, together with Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

This site has been recognized by most of the major traditional Christian Churches and has been visited by many Christian leaders including the late Pope John Paul II. Churches of many different denominations are built here, or are in the process of being built.  

Many other world leaders, Christians and non-Christian, have also visited the site. Baptism at the site can be arranged with local ministers but are subject to availability. Combine your religious trip with a visit to Mount Nebo and Madaba the Mosaic City to complete your holy circuit trip.

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 meters above sea level, mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land that he would never enter. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day

Jerusalem, The Holy Land

The trip to the Holy Land starts early in the morning by taking you to Allenby Bridge to cross River Jordan to Jerusalem.  In Jerusalem, visit the Mount of Olives, view the Russian Church, enter the Old City of Jerusalem via Dung’s Gate, visit the Buraq/Wailing Wall. Then continue to View Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, walk part of Via Dolorosa and finally visit the Holy Sepulchre before Heading back to the bridge to cross River Jordan and head back to Evason Ma’in.

Mosaic town of Madaba

The Madaba excursion is an exploration of the many local historical and interesting sites, in and around the Ma’In area.  We will explore the famous mosaic town of Madaba and Visit the St. George Church, with its ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem and the holy land,  before having lunch in one of the popular local restaurants in Madaba.


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