The Land of Shrines

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6 Days 5 Nights
Category: Tours in Jordan
Type: Religious
Start in: Jordan-Amman
Finish in: Jordan-Amman

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English Speaking Driver
English speaking site guide in Petra for 2.5 to 3 hrs
English speaking SITE guide in Petra for less than 7 people
Entrance Fees to the sites mentioned in the program
Hotel accommodations on HB basis
Jordan visa and formalization
Private tour guide for groups of 7 people and more
Private transportation throughout as to the people number

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Any other services not mentioned
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Lunch meal
Personal travel insurance and expenses
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Itinerary


Day: 1 Amman Airport – Amman


Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Amman airport and assist with your visa to Jordan. After, meet our driver and continue to Amman for dinner and overnight in 3* hotel


 Day: 2 Amman mosques – Ajloun - Cave of the 7 Sleepers – Mount Nebo - Amman


Breakfast at the hotel, then start the tour from Amman to explore Kind Abdullah Mosque.  We then continue to Ajloun Castle, which was built by Izz al-Din Usama, a commander and nephew of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin), in AD 1184-1185. The fortress is considered one of the very few built to protect the country against Crusader attacks from Kerak in the south and Bisan in the west. From its situation, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley, controlled the three main passages that led to it (Wadi Kufranjah, Wadi Rajeb and Wadi al-Yabes), and protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria. It was built to contain the progress of the Latin Kingdom of Transjordan and as a retort to the castle of Belvoir a few miles south of the lake of Tiberias. Another major objective of the fortress was to protect the development and control of the iron mines of Ajloun.

Next, we drive outside Amman to a popular attraction - Kahf Al-Raqeem or The Cave of The Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqeem, 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave. To preserve them, Allah  put them to sleep, and when they revived 300 years later (309 lunar years as inimitability mentioned in the Holy Qur'an), they thought that they were only asleep for a day or so. Christianity was widespread by then, and when they were discovered, Allah  put them to rest forever. At the cave, there still stand Byzantine and Roman ruins as well as a mosque, which exactly fit the descriptions in the Holy Qur'an.

We then continue to Mount Nebo one of the most revered sites in Jordan. Here you have a magnificent view of the Dead Sea, a panorama of mountains, and the crowning heights of Jerusalem visible in the distance. On the summit of Mount Nebo, you stand where the Prophet Musa 'Moses'  looked over the Jordan River towards Palestine.  Mount Nebo also became his final resting place after leading his people from Egypt across the Sinai Desert towards the Promised Land. Allah  spoke directly to Moses  who then gave his people the divinely revealed laws.  It is generally acknowledged that Prophet Moses  was buried on Mount Nebo, although there is no actual tomb marking the spot. The Holy Qur'an describes in detail the life and mission of Prophet Moses. In fact, Prophet Moses is the most mentioned prophet in the Holy Qur'an. We then return to Amman for dinner and overnight at 3* hotel.


Day: 3 Amman – Salt – Lot Cave - Kerak


Breakfast at the hotel and leave Amman towards Salt to discover the Islamic sites there:

In and around Salt are several tombs of prominent figures of Islam and others mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Within a modern mosque in Wadi Shu'ayb lies the shrine of Prophet Shu'ayb 'Jethro', the Midianite father-in-law of Prophet Moses  and with whom Prophet Moses  took refuge after he killed an Egyptian. Repeatedly he preached to his people about monotheism and to abandon their corrupt practices such as under-weighing and under-measuring the commodities they sold.

Within a mosque to the west of Salt, on a hill carrying his name lies the shrine of Prophet Yusha' Joshua'. He was the apprentice of Prophet Moses  and later his successor. Prophet Joshua  led the army of the tribes of Israel in conquest over the land of Palestine.

South-west of Salt in an area known as Khirbet Ayyoub foundations of an ancient building mark the final resting place of Prophet Ayyoub 'Job'  who is mentioned in the Holy Qur'an 4 times.

We will also visit the shrines of:

Abu Ubeida Amer Ibn Al-Jarrah  was the Prophet's relative and one of the first converts to Islam

Mo'ath Ibn Jabal  entered Islam at the age of 18

Abu Ubeida Amer Ibn Al-Jarrah 

The venerable companion Shurahbeil Ibn Hasanah  was among the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia

The venerable companion Amir Ibn Abi Waqqas  was the maternal cousin of the Prophet  and the 11th man to convert to Islam

The venerable companion Derar Ibn Al-Azwar  was a poet and a fierce warrior who loved combat

Near the Dead Sea, you can visit the famous Lot's Cave. Prophet Lut 'Lot'  immigrated with his uncle, Prophet Abraham  from Ur in Iraq

At the end of the day, we then drive to Kerak for dinner and overnight at 3* hotel. 


Day: 4 Kerak (Sahabbah Shrines) – Tafillah (Sahabbah Shrines) – Petra


Breakfast at the hotel and start the Islamic tour in Kerak:

The most significant and the fiercest battle fought during Prophet Mohammad's  lifetime was the Battle of Mutah (629 AD). It also took the lives of his closest companions, martyred fighting against a combined Byzantine/Ghassanid army. You can visit the tombs of the venerable companions Zaid Ibn Harithah, Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib, and Abdullah Ibn Ruwahah  in the town of Al-Mazar Al-Janubi near Kerak.

In and around Kerak other shrines of significance to Islam are located. You can visit Prophet Nuh 'Noah'  shrine in the city of Kerak.

Also in Kerak is the shrine of Zaid Ibn Ali Ibn Al- Hussein. He was the great, great, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, and a religious leader known for his righteous, majestic and knowledgeable ways.

We continue to Tafillah to visit the Sahabbah Shrines:

The much beloved venerable companion Jabir Ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari  has a shrine in Tafillah

Also near Tafillah is the shrine of Prophet Adam's third son Prophet Seeth, credited with inventing the arts and crafts, additionally the shrine of Farwah Ibn Amr Al-Judhami  is in Tafillah near Afra water springs. He was the Roman-Byzantine governor of Ma'an district until the Byzantines crucified him for converting to Islam.

We will also visit the shrine of Al-Hareth Ibn Umayr Al-Azdi  in Bsaira village on the way to Petra

At the end of the day, we continue to Petra for dinner and overnight in 3* hotel. 


Day: 5 Petra tour – Amman, overnight 


Breakfast at the hotel and visit the Red Rose City of Petra.  Petra is a UNESCO world heritage site and was recently voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.  It is the legacy of the Nabataean's, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago.  We will arrange your entrance fees and hire for you a private site guide to explore the main attractions of the lower part of the city for 2.5 to 3 hours.  You and the guide will start from the main gate all the way through the Siq to visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, the Theatre, all the way down to the Nympheom and Qaser El- Bent.  You then have some free hours on your own to explore further.  After, return to the main gate to meet our driver and continue to Amman for dinner and overnight at 3* hotel. 


Day: 6 Amman – Airport


Breakfast at the hotel, then according to your flight details, we will transfer you to Amman Airport for departure.

  IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

  • Individuals 1 - 6 people will be having site tour guides in Petra & Jerash 
  • Groups of 7 people and more, will be escorted by a tour guide for the days trips. 

  RECOMMENDATIONS 

*We recommend to scheduling your arrival flight late morning and departure flight around early evening; so you could have the chance to see more of Jordan. 

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