Amman – Al Raqeem – Al Salt & Wadi Shueib – Jordan Valley – Mount Nebo – Jerash – Ajloun – Irbid – Petra – Lot’s Cave
8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
Day 1: Arrival to Amman
Meet and assist upon arrival at QAIA Airport by Jordan Experience representative, proceed to get visa to Jordan and pick-up your luggage. Transfer to Amman for overnight.
Day 2: Amman – Cave of the Sleepers – Al Salt – Amman
After breakfast: drive for morning tour around Amman, then visit the Cave of the Sleepers: The Cave of the Seven Sleepers (Kahf Al–Raqim) is cited in the Holy Qur’an. It is where a group of religious youths took shelter after being tormented for monotheism by the tyrannical rule of Trajan. It is said that God put them to sleep and preserved them for 309 solar years. When the Religious Seven awoke, thinking they were only asleep for a day or so, they discovered that Christianity was widespread and they were free. Roman and Byzantine ruins, and a Mosque can still be found at the cave. In the afternoon, continue to Al Salt, we will start by heading out to the Khirbet Ayyub southwest of Salt. The last resting place of Prophet Ayyub ‘Job’, has been mentioned 4 times in the Holy Qur’an, stating his legendary faith and patience, which gave him strength to endure great hardships. He was rewarded with blessings as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “And [mention] Job, when he called to his Lord, “Indeed, adversity has touched me, and you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” So We responded to him and removed what afflicted him of adversity. And We gave him [back] his family and the like thereof with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for the worshipers [of Allah]” (Sura 21, verses 83-84). Back to your hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 3: Amman – Mt. Nebo – Jordan Valley – Amman
After breakfast: drive to visit Mount Nebo. The Prophet Musa is the Prophet mentioned most often in the Holy Qur’an. Many of the events of his life and mission are described in details. Even though there is no actual tomb on Mount Nebo, it is the place where he died according to the Holy Qur’an (32:23). Then continue to Jordan valley to visit the tombs of Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah who was a Venerable Companion and military leader for Prophet Muhammad, and one of the first converts to Islam. Abu Ubeida was the chief commander of the Northern Muslim Army that victoriously captured Greater Syria. Prophet Muhammad dubbed him the “Trustee of the Nation” because of his incredible knowledge. He fell victim to the Great Plague that spread through Greater Syria and died at the age of 58. His tomb In the Jordan Valley is a major Islamic center with a library, cultural center and Mosque. Then we will visit the tomb of Mo’ath ibn Jabal. At the age of 18, Venerable Companion Mo’ath ibn Jabal entered Islam. Being quite a handsome and generous man, he undertook the task of organizing the Holy Qur’an. Mo’ath is regarded as the most educated in matters of Halal (sanctioned acts) and Haram (prohibited acts). He later followed Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah on his victories, becoming his successor. He died at the age of 38, spending his short life teaching faith and the Holy Qur’an. Then we will head out to visit the tomb of Shurahbil ibn Hasanah. Shurahbil ibn Hasanah fled to Abyssinia among the early Muslims and was a Venerable Companion. Shurahbil ibn Hasanah was named for his strong faith, bravery, intelligence and successful administration. He played an active role in the Battle of Yarmouk and the conquering of the Jerusalem campaign, and was assigned by Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, to command the army to conquer Jordan. Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah and Shurahbil both died from the plague on the same day. Before we head back to Amman we will visit the tomb of Amir ibn Abi Waqqas. He was the maternal cousin of the Prophet and the 11th man to convert to Islam. He migrated to Abyssinia and fought in the Battle of Uhud and later was consigned with carrying messages from the officers of the Muslim army to the Caliph in Medina. Abu Ubeida was governing the military region of Syria at the time. North of the Jordan Valley within the village of Waqqas, You can visit his tomb located inside the new building erected on vaults. Back to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
Day 4: Amman –Jerash – Ajloun – Irbid – Amman
After breakfast in hotel: drive to visit Maqam Al Nabi Houd in Jerash, then drive to visit Maqam Ekramah bin Abi Jahel in Ajloun. Then short visit to Ajloun Castle. Before drive to Irbid where we will visit Maqam Abu Al Dardah. Drive to Amman for overnight.
Day 5: Amman – Kerak – Almazar Al Janobi – Petra
After breakfast: drive to Kerak, to visit the tomb of Nabi Noah, Al Khadir, Zaid bin Ali & Nabi Solaiman. Continue to Al Mazar Al Janobi to visit the tomb of Zaid Bin haretha, Mu’az bin Jabal, Ja’afar bin Abi Talib & Abdullah Bin Rawaha. Back to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
Day 6: Petra full day visit
After breakfast, a special guide will take you along the same route that many have traveled before and you will feel as if you’ve journeyed into another world. You get to explore a city carved into stone, walk through a dim, narrow gorge called The Siq, (a holy path filled with old and ancient relics of gods); a sophisticated water system has been placed on both sides of the gorge. Much more will be revealed to you as you walk until you reach The Treasury. And just like Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, you will be mesmerized by what you see. A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you leave The Treasury. Everything is built from the rock face —houses, theaters, tombs, and facades. As the sun casts its rays onto these places and you watch other tourists stroll along discovering the hidden secrets of Petra, you will understand what life must have been like for the people living here —tranquil, bustling, and exquisite. Back to your hotel for overnight in hotel.
Day 7: Petra – Wadi Arava – Lot’s Cave – Amman
Breakfast in the hotel. Leaving Petra heading north to Amman, via Wadi Arava. First stop will be at Lot’s Cave, Prophet Lut was the nephew of the Prophet Ibrahim and emigrated with him from Ur (Iraq). Although the Prophet Ibrahim went to live in Palestine (in Hebron), Lut went to reside in the lands southern of the Dead Sea. Lut warned his people to desist from their homosexual practices, but they would not listen. Two angels sent by God warned him to flee, so during the early hours of the night he did that with his daughters, to his cave in Ghor Safi, and the next morning the angels destroyed every last one of the sinners. “And lo! Lut truly was of those sent [to warn], When We protected him and his household, everyone; Save an old woman among those who left behind, Then We destroyed the others” (Qur’an 37:133-136). After visit, head north to Amman hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Amman – Airport (Departure day)
After breakfast, you will be driven to the Amman airport where will bid you farewell; a staff member will take your luggage inside for you and wish you a safe and pleasant trip home.