Day Tour - Madaba, Mount Nebo and Baptism Site

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Amman, Amman

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Escape bustling Amman for a day and discover one of Jordan’s ancient jewels, getting the chance to see different historical and religious sites on this private day tour. Visit the ancient town of Madaba, known for its mosaic, particularly its 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.

Climb up to Mount Nebo, an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site, where Prophet Moses first viewed the Promised Land and is said to have died there. And indulge in a scenic view of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit.

Continue to the Baptism site of Jesus Christ, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic, considered as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity, it is the place where John has baptised Jesus Christ.

What's Included

English speaking driver

Entry fees to sites mentioned

Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, gratuities, parking)

Transportation (hotel pickup and Drop-off, air-conditioned vehicle, on-board WiFi, Fuel Surcharge)

What's Not Included

Meals, Gratuities, Local guide at site, Personal Expenses

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Departure is from Amman. After pick up from your hotel, hop into a climate-controlled vehicle with a private English-speaking driver and Wi-Fi services. Observe and gaze at Jordan’s desert landscapes as you travel south to Madaba. The driver will point out places of interest and particular information on route, however will not act as a guide. Upon arrival, discover this ancient mosaic town with a history spanning back to the 2nd century. The most well known is the mosaic map of Jordan and Holy Land of the 6th century in Greek Orthodox Church of St. George; marked with points related to historical stories mentioned in the bible.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mount Nebo
Then climb up to Mount Nebo, a sacred Mountain in Jordan, standing at approximately 817 meters above sea level. Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as it presents 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. Moreover, Egyptian monks built a small monastery on the summit in memory of Moses In the fourth century, this church was then reconstructed into a basilica. This basilica, which still stands on Mount Nebo today, boasts a collection of well-preserved Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics illustrate images of wildlife and hunting. This site is not only a point of interest for history enthusiasts, however, offers a panoramic view of the Holy land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ
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 the Biblical time, and is considered as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity; it is the where Jesus Christ has been baptized by John. Therefore, marking a highly important historical and religious event. Get the chance to pray in this significant pilgrimage site where many prophets have passed.

The Baptism Site, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began there in 1996, however have already unveiled more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Grasp a unique experience at this historical site, preserved exactly how it was over 2000 years ago, filled with much flora and fauna.

After indulging and experiencing these holy sights and reveling in the panoramic views, reconvene with your driver for the return journey, ending with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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