Dead Sea Full Day Trip
With Jordan Private Tour you’re all set to enjoy an unforgettable Dead Sea trip. Your trip to the Dead Sea commences from the city of Amman (if 1-3 persons, we will use a well-furnished sedan vehicle or we’ll use an H1 van for accommodating 4-7 person)
On this full-day Dead Sea tour you’ll see the Mt Nebo, Baptism Site, A-Mujib Siq Trail “Summer Time” and Sunset at Amman Beach.
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(Entry Fees & Tour Guide NOT included)
Places to explore on our full-day Dead Sea Tour:
According to the Old Testament, Mt Nebo located in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is believed to be the mountain where Moses witnessed the Promised Landed before he passed away. At nearly 1,000m tall, Mount Nebo rests ten kilometers northwest from Madaba. This site is regularly explored by tourists of spiritual belief who just like Moses wish to enjoy an awe-inspiring view over Israel. On a clear day, you can even spot Jericho & Jerusalem from the top of Mount Nebo.
Mt Nebo still provides a great panoramic sight over the regions of the West Bank, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and Jerusalem. Tourists to this site will witness preserved mosaics exposed from archaeological excavates dating back to the sixth century. The central mosaic demonstrates the winemaking process, and also portraits of animals and hunters. Outside, there’s a figurine of the Serpentine Cross, an emblematic mixture of the bronze serpent built by Moses & Jesus’ cross.
History Of Mt Nebo:
Mt Nebo is momentous due to its role in the Old Testament. The Bible states that Mt Nebo was where Moses dwelled out his final days & witnessed the Promised Land, which he’d never get into. It is believed that the dead body of Moses may be masked here, though that has yet to be established. There’re 2 peaks on Mount Nebo, Siyagha & al-Mukhayyat. By the fourth century AD, Mt Nebo had already turned out to be a pilgrimage site and a cathedral and asylum were constructed on Siyagha to respect Moses. In the sixth century AD, monks built a Byzantine monastery on Siyagha, which survived for nearly 6 decades. Though the building is no longer there, the mosaics from this era are still noticeable. The place was deserted by the sixteenth century. In 1993, Mt Nebo was purchased by the Franciscans who renovated the site. Today it’s an active Franciscan monastery that’s open to visitors.
Al-Mujib Siq Trail (summertime):
On our full-day Dead Sea tour you will have the opportunity to explore the Al-Mujib Siq Trail that commences at the Visitor Center close to the Mujib Bridge. On this trail, you’ll walk around the cantilevered pavements over the dam & then follow the path of the rivers amidst the soaring sandstone overhangs to the bottom of a massive cascade. Depending on seasonal rainfall, tiny ponds are shaped in the valleys that are profound enough for swimming. This place is perfect for slow walking especially during the scorching heat of summer.
Dead Sea Amman Beach:
The Dead Sea Amman Beach, located just 2 kilometers south of the main resort strip is a perfect place for a relaxing break. The Beach offers affordable access to the famous Dead Sea. The beach is immaculate in condition, attractively landscaped and filled with vibrant local flavors. Here you’d like to initiate a conversation with a Jordanian family. There are also a number of pools, basketball courts, and restaurants to be enjoyed. You can also find an amusement park next door.
The Mosaic Floor:
After sixty years of hard labor, the best outcome of the Franciscan work in the mountain is the number of mosaic floors found. On Mt Nebo, in the asylum of Moses & the nearby Spartan buildings on top of Siyagha, in the cathedrals of Khirbat Al-Mukhayyat, and the gorges of “Ayn Al-Kanisah and Uyun Musa” there have been conserved mosaic works which are basic to comprehending the expansion of Byzantine.
These are a priceless record for the past of the Christian society of the Archdiocese of Madaba and of the Spartan existence on the mountain. The name of eight mosaicists who worked in the asylum of Moses, infuse another precious detail to this opulent historic documentation.
The Monastic existence on Mt Nebo:
On our full-day Dead Sea tour you’ll also get to see the first evidence for the existence of settlement of monks on Mt Nebo. Chronologically, the monastic existence extends from the 2nd half of the 4th century to the 9th century. The captions show the diverse forms of monastic life practiced on the mountain ranging from the coenobitic life in the main monastery at Siyagha to the more strict frugal lives demonstrated by the captions brought to light in the tiny Theotokos monastery in the Wadi “Ayn al-Kanisah.
Highlights of Our Full-day Dead Sea Tour Itinerary:
• Full Day Trip Dead Sea Area:
• 08:00 Pick up from Home / Hotel
• 09:00 Madaba Mosaic Workshop
• 10:00 Mount Nebo - Church
• 11:00 Baptism Site (Bethany Beyond Jordan – Jordan River).
• 15:00 -17:00 Dead Sea beach
• 18:00 Home / Hotel Drop Off
Things Included On This Tour:
• Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour from Amman.
• English Speaking driver / Escort guide.
• Home / Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
Things Not-Included On This Tour:
• Entry Fees & lunch not included.
• A modern vehicle with AC including gas.
• Major tourist attractions such as Petra, Jerash, Umm Qais, & Nebo are self-guided (Local Tour guide can be used if needed)
NB: Tips are recommended for Driver/Tour guide (around 10% Total Charges)