Welcome to Central Jordan

Madaba, with mosaic-decorated churches reflecting its rich Christian heritage, is the perfect base for exploring the area. From here you can visit the castles of Karak and Shobak, and the spot where it's said Moses first saw the Promised Land at Mt Nebo. You're also just a short hop from Amman and the Dead Sea.

The Dana Biosphere Reserve is one of Jordan's best natural areas, with ample opportunities to hike, camp, birdwatch and otherwise get close to nature. It’s easy to engage with both town and country in a region that's still surprisingly off the beaten track for most visitors.

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$267 Cultural & Theme Tours

(3n1)Dead Sea, Mount Nebo & Baptism private tour from Aqaba

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Madaba Mosaic Map, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateVisit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church. Then climb up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley. Continue to the Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology.Duration: 10 hours

$200 Outdoor Activities

private tour Dead sea swim & lunch from Aqaba

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateYour tour manager will pick you up from your hotel. Enjoy a breathtaking day trip from Aqaba to the Dead Sea. We drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where you have leisure time at the beach and the chance to float on water and have lunch. Back to Aqaba hotel. Duration: 8 hours

$265.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Day Jordan Break

ItineraryDay 1: Amman to PetraStop At: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an GovernorateThe tour will begin when your private A/C vehicle collects you in Amman or at the airport and drives you down the Desert Highway (2 1/2 hour drive) to the 2000 year old Nabatean city of Petra. The 2 hour guided walking tour will enable you to view many of Petra's highlights. Walk through the 1200m (2/3 mile) Siq to see the Treasury, the Street of Facades, passed the Theatre and down the Roman Street and have a panoramic view of the Royal TombsDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Petra to Wadi Rum to the Dead SeaStop At: Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah GovernorateLeave Petra and drive to the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum (2 hour drive) for a 2 hour Jeep tour. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateAfter this adventure you will be taken to the lowest point on earth (3 hour drive) to relax and float in waters of the Dead SeaDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Dead Sea to Mt.Nebo to Madaba to AmmanStop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateDrive from the Dead Sea (1 hour drive) to Mt. Nebo to see the Sanctuary Memorial of Moses and spectacular views over the Holy LandDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Madaba Mosaic Map, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateDrive (15 minutes) to the Mosaic city of Madaba to visit St. Georges church and the mosaic map of the Holy Land.Afterwards drive (1 hour drive) to either Amman or the airport for a drop off and the end of the tour.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$175 Cultural & Theme Tours

Madaba, Baptism site and Dead Sea from Amman

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateJust 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics."Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateMount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2000, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful. Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ, Al-Maghtas, Balqa GovernorateThe site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba Governorateithout a doubt the world's most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.Duration: 4 hours