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Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

From US$ 75 per person

Discover different historical and religious sites on this private half-day tour. Visit Madaba and its Greek Orthodox Church, climb Mount Nebo, and discover the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ.

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Duration 8 hours
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Driver
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet your driver in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time before departing.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ancient town of Madaba, known for its beautiful mosaics
  • Climb Mount Nebo, an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site
  • Visit the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, considered as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman and hop on a climate-controlled vehicle with a private English-speaking driver and WiFi access. Take in the views of Jordan’s desert landscapes as you travel south to Madaba. See places of interest and particular information on the journey. Upon arrival at Madaba, discover the ancient mosaic town with a history dating back to the 2nd century. See the 6th-century mosaic map of Jordan and Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George; marked with points related to historical stories mentioned in the bible. Then, climb Mount Nebo, a sacred Mountain in Jordan which stands at approximately 817 meters above sea level. Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site. It is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land from the summit and where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Visit the basilica at the summit of the mountain, built by Egyptian monks in the 4th century. Inside, see a collection of well-preserved Byzantine mosaics, illustrating images of wildlife and hunting. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Next, head to The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ; located on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. It was known as Bethany beyond the Jordan in Biblical times and is considered as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity. Get the chance to pray or simply explore this significant pilgrimage site where many prophets are said to have visited. The Baptism Site, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology, having only being discovered in 1996.  After experiencing these holy sights and enjoy the fantastic views, reconvene with your driver for the return journey, ending with a hotel drop-off in Amman.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Amman
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi onboard
  • Parking fees
  • Entry fees to sites mentioned (depending on option selected)
  • English-speaking driver
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Local guide at sites mentioned

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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it was very nice to go all these places. what we liked most was the baptism site. the guide very nice and he explained history about each place. the only thing i missed was a short walk through madaba city, and the thing i think we could skip was the visit to the mosaic museum handled by handicap people and its shop (we bought some souvenirs and afterwards we realized it was extremely overpriced)

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October 26, 2022

Had a fantastic day seeing the sites of the Holy Land in Jordan. Mohammed Al Na Na (apologies if incorrect name spelling) was our driver and he instantly made us comfortable and told us some of the history of the sites. Mohammed was very flexible with the trip giving us plenty of time in each place - visits to the baptismal site are timed though as visitors must be escorted due to the proximity to the Palestinian border. Mohammed's car was very comfortable and the private tour is the best way to see these places especially in the summer heat.

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July 12, 2022

Madaba was nice, beautiful mosaics, special to see, never seen such beautiful. Our driver Bader showed us even more beautiful mosaics. Great driver, drives safely, tells a lot. Mount Nebo beautiful place, but we had no clear weather, unfortunately. Mainly has emotional value for us. Baptismal site Al-maghas very commercial, was not recognizable to us as an evangelical Christian because of our faith. Nice church. Nice to have been once, and to imagine how God said to Jesus: This is My Beloved Son.

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February 15, 2020

Product ID: 359445