Private Tour: Mount Nebo, Madaba and The Dead Sea Day Trip from Amman
Your first stop is the Amman citadel and Roman theater. Known in Jordan as Jebel al-Qala'a, the citadel is believed to have been fortified during the Bronze Age, and artifacts from that time period indicate that the hilltop site was a fortress for thousands of years. Pay your entrance fee, pose for photos by the ruins, and then take a look around the old Roman theater before traveling to Madaba, approximately 45 minutes south of Amman.
Often called the ‘City of Mosaics,’ Madaba owes its popularity to a lavish mosaic map of the Holy Land that covers the floor of St George’s Church. Head inside the church to see it, and learn about its history as well as the town’s other ancient biblical sites from a local guide.
After a quick stop for lunch, continue to Mount Nebo, the hill where the prophet Moses was said to have been granted a view of the Promised Land before he died. Admire views of Jordan Valley, seeing the ancient lands of Judah and Jericho, and head inside the Franciscan monastery, which is built on the site of Mount Nebo’s ancient church, to see relics and mosaics with a local guide.
Later in the afternoon comes your chance to relax, and there are few places better to do so than at the lowest point on Earth: the Dead Sea. Considered as one of the world’s true natural wonders, the impressive body of water is fed by a collection of incoming rivers that gush to its land-locked shores. The waters are unable to flow elsewhere, so they evaporate and leave behind a rich concentration of natural salt that attributes to the Dead Sea’s famous buoyancy.
Relax on one of the public beaches, or upgrade to spend your free time at the Dead Sea Tourist Beach Rest House. Bob around in the Dead Sea’s salty water, perhaps reading a newspaper as you recline on the surface! How you spend your time at either site is up to you; just remember to bring your bathing suit, a towel and sunscreen.
In the late afternoon, travel back to Amman with your private driver and finish your day with a hotel drop-off.
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Tour and Resort Entry
Includes admission to Dead Sea Tourist Beach Rest House at the Dead Sea
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Includes admission to a public beach at the Dead Sea
Shoreline of the Dead Sea, Jordan
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private driver
- Admission to St George's Church and Mount Nebo with local guides
- Admission to public beach at the Dead Sea
- Admission to Dead Sea Tourist Beach Rest House (if option selected)
- Admission to the Amman citadel and Roman theater
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: Lorenext, June 2014
Great experience!! our driver, Ehsam, was great and took us many places for us to see. Jordanian people are very warm and welcoming. Remeber to take bathing suit and flip flops for the dead sea!
Reviewed by: Edwin E, USA, April 2013
Our tour driver Muneer was great. He was very informative, punctual and always asked us what we wish to do and was flexible to accommodate our requests. Thanks Muneer for making our tour interesting, pleasant and safe. Shoukran my friend.