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A Biblical Journey through Hisban, Mukawir, and Umm Al Rasas

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In the heart of Jordan lies a trio of ancient sites that whisper tales of a bygone era. Embark on a biblical day tour to Hisban, Mukawir (Fortress of Machaerus), and Umm Al Rasas, where history seeps through the cracks of time-worn stones, and the ghosts of prophets and kings still linger in the air.


Hisban: A Sanctuary of the Past

The journey begins in Hisban, a site steeped in history dating back to Roman and Byzantine times. As you wander through the ruins of this ancient city, let your imagination transport you to a time when merchants haggled in bustling markets and soldiers marched proudly along cobbled streets. The crumbling walls of Hisban stand as silent sentinels, bearing witness to the passage of centuries.

Mukawir: Where Legends Echo

Next, the path leads to Mukawir, perched on a rugged hill overlooking the Dead Sea. This is where the tragic tale of John the Baptist unfolds, where his voice once carried through the wilderness, a beacon of hope in a world shrouded in darkness. Walk in his footsteps, feel the weight of his imprisonment, and hear the echoes of his defiance against tyranny.

Umm Al Rasas: Mosaics of Splendor

The final destination is Umm Ar-Rasas, which is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The majority of the city is now in ruins, but several buildings in its eastern section, including chapels, a courtyard with a well, steps, and stone arches, have been excavated and restored.
The newly found Church of Saint Stephen houses a stunning mosaic depicting 27 New Testament places in the Holy Land east and west of the Jordan River.

As the day draws to a close and the sun dips below the horizon, take a moment to reflect on the journey you’ve undertaken. The biblical day tour to Hisban, Mukawir, and Umm Al Rasas is not just a physical expedition through ancient lands but a spiritual odyssey through time itself. It is a reminder that the past is not lost but waiting to be rediscovered, that the stories of old still have the power to move us and inspire us.
In these hallowed grounds, where history and legend intertwine, you have walked among giants and felt the heartbeat of civilizations long faded into dust. And as you bid farewell to these sacred sites, know that their memories will linger in your soul, guiding you on a path of discovery and wonder for years to come.

The program includes

  • Pick up from your lodging and drop off.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sites.
  • Lunch.

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 blazing summer heat, you should use caps, sunscreen lotion, and loose, cool clothing.

Site topography

Petra is a vast site that requires a lot of walking and climbing, so comfortable shoes are a must. Also, make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Walking distance

This tour expects moderate walking, so sneakers are suggested.

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