Prophets, Sahaba & Heroes Tour – Jordan – 8 Days

Code: NTJC7
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Quranic Islamic History Jordan | Nomad Travel

Description

Walk in the footsteps of the Prophets, Companions and Heroes, as we share with you the history of the religion of God in Jordan through the ages.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Amman International Airport

Transfer from Airport to Hotel for Check-In
Group Meet & Greet followed by Dinner

Free to relax for rest of the evening as we have big week ahead.


Day 2 – Jerash & Ajlun

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast we head north to the old Roman city of Jerash. One of the best preserved ancient Roman cities outside Italy it is also one of six Decapolis cities found within Jordan.

We will walk through Hadrian Arch and see colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, spectacular theatres, plazas, baths and public squares.

Once lunch is completed we will drive to Ajlun Castle built in the 12th century by Usama bin Munqith, the nephew of Salahuddin. A fine example of Islamic architecture, it served as a military fort to protect the region from invading crusader forces. The castle is beautifully preserved and is a popular attraction for both Jordanians and visitors.

We then head back to Amman in time for some dinner and time to relax.

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Day 3 – Prophet & Sahaba Maqaams / Battle of Yarmouk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy another breakfast before heading off west towards the city of Salt where the tomb of Yusha (upon him be peace), a Prophet who was the nephew of Musa (upon him be peace) and took his place as the leader of the Bani Israil after his death. He is known as Joshua in the Bible. Yusha (upon him be peace) was the great grandson of Prophet Yusuf (upon him be peace), his full name being Yusha bin Nun bin Afraeem bin Yusuf.

From here we travel through the Jordan Valley visiting the maqaams of the noble Sahaba.

  • Mo’ath Bin Jabal – one of the six charged with the task of compiling the Holy Quran during the life of the Prophet Mohammad.
  • Shurhabil Bin Hasanah – one of the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia.
  • Abu Ubeida Bin Al-Jarrah – relative of the Prophet Mohammad and one of the first converts to Islam and of the 10 companions promised paradise.
  • Amir Bin Abi Waqqas – maternal cousin of the Prophet Mohammad and the eleventh man to convert to Islam.
  • Derar Bin Al-Azwar – He was a poet and fierce warrior, who fought in the wars of Apostasy and took part in the conquest of Greater Syria, alongside his distinguished sister, Khawlah bint Al-Azwar.

We will have lunch in one of the Mosque gardens before, and head out of the valley north towards the famous battle site of Yarmouk. Most of the Sahaba we have just visited, who died during the great plague of Levant in the 18th year after Hijra, fought in this famous battle in Yarmouk

From the lookout point we can see the area where both armies made camp and set up formations, with Khalids hill still visible to this day.

We then head back to Amman in time to relax.

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Day 4 – Karak / Sahaba Maqaams / Battle of Mu’ta

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we head south after an early breakfast, taking the Kings highway to Karak.

Moving forward in time to the Crusader era we visit the nearby Karak castle. Built by the Frankish knights, during the reign of Baldwin II, was occupied by the notoriously treacherous and brutal Reynald de Chatillion. Reynald broke the truce, which prompted Saladin to attack and defeat the crusader armies and to take control of Jerusalem.

Not much further south we pass by the site of a significant battle fought during the Prophet Mohammad’s (peace be upon him) lifetime; the Battle of Mu’ta in 629 AD. Buried close by are the close companions who died in battle, Zaid bin Harithah , Ja’far bin Abi Talib and Abdullah bin Ruwahah.

After returning and freshening up, we will gather for a farewell group dinner.

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Day 5 – 7 Sleepers / Amman Tour / Citadel

Meals included: Breakfast

After check out, we will take a trip to see the Cave of the 7 Sleepers near the village of Al-Raqim. Here is the Kahlif Al-Raqim (the Cave of the Seven Sleepers). This popular site is also mentioned in the Holy Quran in a Sura named Al-Kahf, or The Cave.

We can also make a downtown stop in Amman for lunch seeing the old Roman ampitheatre and taking in a view of the city from the Citadel.

There are a couple of big days still ahead, so the evening will be left for you to rest and relax or continue to explore at your own leasure.

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Day 6 – Nabi Shuayb / Mt Nebo / Lots Cave

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Going from the hills of Salt into the valley of Madyan we visit the tomb of Nabi Shuayb (upon him be peace) who was sent to the people of Madyan.

Uphill forward we continue to the last resting place of prophet Musa (upon him be peace). It is from the summit of Mount Nebo that the Prophet Musa looked down across the Dead Sea and the River Jordan to Palestine. It is believed he died and was buried on or near Mount Nebo, although there is to actual tomb marking the spot.

We move down towards the Dead Sea and then track the flight taken by Prophet Lut (upon him be peace) to his Cave. There are several 6th century ruins and mosaics near Lot’s Cave and the topography of which corresponds exactly with the Islamic and Biblical accounts.

Returning to the Dead Sea area we will enjoy a relaxing evening at the Dead Sea Lagoon. An alcohol free resort established specifically for Muslims to enjoy with segregated swimming areas and a family swimming and play area (Halal swimear required).

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Day 7 – Dead Sea Resort – Petra – All Day

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Having had a relaxing night at the resort at the Dead Sea, it’s time to visit the ancient city of Petra after breakfast. Today will be a full day of walking and exploring so make the most of that buffet breakfast !

The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction.

This visit requires a good amount of walking but if you don’t want to walk, you can hire a horse or a horse-drawn carriage to take you through the one kilometre Siq. For the elderly and/or handicapped, the Visitors’ Centre, close to the entrance of the Siq, will issue a special permit (at an extra fee), for the carriage to go inside Petra to visit the main attractions.

Here for the fit and adventurous awaits a challenge to visit a less frequented tomb. Perched on the top of a mountain called Jabal Al-Nabi Harun, in Petra, is the shrine of the Prophet Aaron (Harun) , the brother of Moses (peace be upon them).

To finish the day we will take the Kings Highway back to Amman where we will have a well-earned rest and farewell dinner.

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Day 8 – Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

After check out, for those leaving, we sadly say goodbye. Transport will be arranged for transfer to the airport.

Optional: For those wishing to extend their stay in Jordan, or transferring to the border to visit Palestine, let us know if you would like us to arrange additional accommodation or transport and tours in Palestine.

The Blessed Tree

The only known living companion of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Depending on the time of your flight, this optional half day excursion is available, costs will depend on the size of the group.

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Inclusions

Inclusions

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Amman International Airport

TOUR DATES
Please contact us to confirm tour dates and availability.

INCLUDED

Airport Transfers
Accommodation on twin share basis
Meals as listed
English speaking guides
Air conditioned transport
Adventure of a lifetime

EXCLUDED

Airfare to Amman
Personal Expenses, eg Shopping, Travel Insurance, Laundry
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Visa fees / Site entry fees

*If you add Petra to your tour, we suggest buying a Jordan Pass that includes the Jordan Visa and all site fees mentioned.
This is a great saving for any tour that includes Petra.

For more details of this tour please please contact us via email or any of the contact options here. We can customise this tour, just let us know your requirements.

Tour Dates

Tour Dates

Choose when you want to experience this amazing tour from the available dates below.

March 2019 Available April 2019 Last 2 weeks available May 2019 Available

Important

Important

Price is per person for minimum of 2 persons per booking.
Please read the Important Information about our tours and locations.
Bookings are also subject to our Tour Terms & Conditions.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Prophets, Sahaba & Heroes Tour – Jordan – 8 Days

  1. Susan Randone

    Better than expected. To be honest we only joined the religious tour as it was cheaper to go with the group than a private cultural only tour as a couple. It turned out to be fantastic. Adeeba made us very welcome and we got to see and experience the places we wanted to see, but learned so much more while doing it.

  2. Ahmed

    I had been to Jordan before, but this time seeing it with family and also learning about the early days of Islam here as well as the history in general made this time around even better. Adeeba and Mahmud really took care of us and the kids loved it!

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