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Exploring Umm Ar-Rasas and Machaerus on a 6-Day Biblical Tour

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This 6-day tour will take you on a profound journey through the heart of Jordan’s biblical history. From ancient cities to sacred sites, each day will offer a new perspective on the rich tapestry of faith and tradition that has shaped this region. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and spiritually enriched.
Let the stories of the Bible come alive as you walk in the footsteps of prophets and pilgrims on this remarkable journey through Jordan’s most treasured sites. Book your tour today and prepare to be amazed by the wonders that await you.


Day 1: Jerash – Umm Qais

Your journey begins in Jerash, a Roman city known as the Pompei of the East. Explore its theaters, temples, churches, and colonnaded streets before heading to Umm Qais, the ancient Decapolis city of Gadara. This is where Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God and performed miracles. Return to Amman for overnight stay.

Day 2: Amman – Anjara – Tel Mar Elias – Pella

Visit Anjara, a place mentioned in the Bible where Jesus and Mary rested in a cave. Explore Tel Mar Elias, a Byzantine church associated with Elijah, and the sites of Penuel (Pella) and Mahanaim. These locations hold deep historical and biblical significance.

Day 3: Madaba – Nebo – Kerak – Petra

Drive through the Kings’ Highway to Madaba, known for its ancient Christian art. Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses overlooked the Holy Land, and explore Kerak castle. End the day in Petra, a city carved into rose-red mountains by the Nabateans.

Day 4: Petra – Sightseeing

Explore the wonders of Petra, a bustling trading center during Jesus’ time. Learn about the biblical connections of this ancient city and visit landmarks like the Treasury, Royal Tombs, and Roman Road.

Day 5: Petra – Lot’s cave – Dead Sea – Amman

Visit Lot’s cave and the Dead Sea, where Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt. Experience the healing waters of the Dead Sea before returning to Amman for leisure time.

Day 6: Baptism site – Mukawir – Umm Al Rasas

Explore the Baptism Site, Mukawir (Machaerus), and Umm Ar-Rasas.
These sites are deeply rooted in biblical history and offer a glimpse into the past. Discover ancient churches, mosaics, and towers that tell stories of faith and resilience.

The program includes

  • Meet and pick up from your hotel in Wadi Mousa.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites.
  • Lunch.
  • Accommodation.

The program does not include

  • Personal travel Insurance expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities.
  • Government tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
  • Optional excursions and activities (are subject to availability).
  • Any beverages with meals, unless mentioned and upon request.
  • Carriages and camel rides.
  • Extra costs due to unanticipated changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
  • Any other items not listed in the “includes”.

Tour options

  • Optional activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional private or onsite local guides.
  • Guides in languages other than English are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles are available upon request.

Changes overview

The itinerary may change due to unanticipated circumstances, factors beyond our control, or at the guide’s discretion.

Important notes

  • Staying Healthy
  • The time frame for this tour is approximate and subject to change according to the client’s preference.
  • The tour itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control and event of unforeseen circumstances or at the guide’s discretion.
  • In the event of an increase in fuel prices, Via Jordan Travel & Tours reserves the right to raise the prices for its services without prior notice.
  • Optional excursions and activities are subject to availability.
  • Optional special private vehicles available upon request.
  • Copies of your passports are required in advance to issue port permits (if needed).
  • You need to take your passport or a good quality photocopy of it with you.
  • Reservations made less than 20 working days before the start of the service may be subject to change.
  • Your booking is confirmed only upon the provision of 50% prepayment.
  • Using sufficient amount of sun protection lotion is essential for avoiding sun burn.

Dress Code

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • In order to protect oneself from the summer heat, you should use caps, sunscreen lotion, and loose, cool clothing.

Site topography

The tour requires a lot of walking and climbing, so comfortable shoes are a must. Also, make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

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