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Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

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Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Amman hotel. Relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable driver, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics.

After roughly an hour, arrive in Madaba and head inside St George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century AD floor mosaic that depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Gaze at this masterpiece and its richly detailed renderings of Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea and other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897.

Having admired the mosaic, drive to Mt Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, Moses was not only granted a view of the Promised Land but also died. Take in the stunning views from the summit that extend over the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, can stretch as far as Jericho and Jerusalem.

Meet up with a local guide and go inside the excavated remains of the Byzantine church that once graced the hilltop. Here, archaeologists have uncovered a series of floor mosaics dating from between the 4th and 6th century AD. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses and hunters, as your guide shares facts about their creation and discovery.

After your visit, return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your Amman hotel.

Highlights
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Customer Reviews
  • Maximvs2
    July 2017

    Mr Jebreen took my son to this site and my 15 year old son love it. What surprised my son was that he met his cousin from California upon arriving Mt. Nebo. I skipped this tour because I was not feeling well, but Mr. Bassam Jebreen really took care of my 15 year old son and my returned to our hotel with a big smile on his face.

  • H T
    October 2012

    This tour was very pleasing indeed and certainly showed us all the areas of interest that we had. The giude / driver was also very willing to engage with us. This was a short tour but certainly filled the bill for us.

  • jeanine a. h
    March 2016

    Good tour,very enjoyable. Excellent local guide at Mt Nebo-Moses ask for him!

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to St George's Church in Madaba and to Mt Nebo
  • Driver
  • Lunch included (if option selected)
  • Local guide at each site
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Your centrally located Amman hotel

Departure Time and Comments

9am /

Duration

4 hours

Return Details

Tour returns to original point of departure

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