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The Best of Jordan Islamic Sites Tour
A 9-Day Quranic and Islamic Tour
See the top Islamic sites in Jordan on this locally escorted tour

 

Tour of Islamic Sites in Jordan
Add the Pilgrimage to Al-Qouds Al Shareef

 

 

 

DAY 1 - AMMAN-Daily -Year Round
Arrive at Amman Airport. Our local rep will meet you upon arrival and help with the transfer to your hotel in Amman . Please secure the visa for Jordan from consulate nearest you . Passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival. While this is a daily tour, you may choose your own arrival date, we may have to change the sequence of the itinerary to accommodate any closure of specific sites and/or border crossing, subject to local holidays and regular maintenance of sites etc.

 

 

 

Day 2 - Amman (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel , then we will start by heading out to Salt and its surroundings , where we will see and visit several tombs of prominent figures of Islam and others mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. Within a modern mosque in Wadi Shu'ayb lies the shrine of Prophet Shu'ayb (Jethro) , the Midianite father-in-law of Prophet Moses and with whom Prophet Moses took refuge after he killed an Egyptian. Repeatedly he preached to his people about monotheism and to abandon their corrupt practices such as under-weighing and under-measuring the commodities they sold.
Within a mosque to the west of Salt, on a hill carrying his name lies the shrine of Prophet Yusha (Joshua) . He was the apprentice of Prophet Moses and later his successor. Prophet Joshua led the army of the tribes of Israel in conquest over the land of Palestine . Lunch is included enroute , then continue to Amman and your hotel .

 

 

 

Day 3 - Jordan valley (BL)
Breakfast is included daily at the hotel , and then proceed north to visit Jordan valley. Join other pilgrims in the Jordan Valley and visit the tombs of Prophet Mohammad's venerable companions and military leaders The venerable companion Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah was the Prophet's relative and one of the first converts to Islam. Among the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia, Abu Ubeida participated in all major events. Furthermore, he is one of the 'Blessed Ten', to whom the Prophet, promised paradise. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Back to Amman and your hotel.

 

 

 

Abu Ubeida Mosque in Jordan

As the supreme commander of the Northern Muslim Army, Abu Ubeida successfully conquered Greater Syria Prophet Mohammad dubbed him "The Trustee of the Nation" because of the knowledge he acquired.

 

When the Prophet (SAAWS) died, Abu Ubeida was among the candidates for the Caliphate. He believed Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq was to lead the Muslims and become Caliph because Prophet Mohammad (SAAWS) had asked him to lead prayers upon his death.

Abu Ubeida thus managed to avoid insurrection and disunity amongst Muslims. At the age of 58, he fell victim to the Great Plague that spread through Greater Syria . In the central Jordan Valley, his tomb is a major Islamic center with a mosque, library, and a cultural center.

The handsome, generous and venerable companion Mo'ath ibn Jabal entered Islam at the age of 18. He was one of the six charged with the task of compiling the Holy Qur'an during the life of Prophet Mohammad who said of him "the most knowledgeable on what is allowed and prohibited (in Islam) is Mo'ath ibn Jabal" and that "Mo'ath will be at the forefront of all scholars on Judgment Day".

In fact, he was regarded as the most learned in matters of Halal (permissible acts) and Haram (forbidden acts). Before accompanying Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah on his conquests and later succeeding him, Prophet Mohammad sent Mo'ath ibn Jabal as counselor to the people of Yemen.

He also took part in the Aqaba Allegiance Convention between the Prophet and his supporters from Medina. He died at the age of 38 in the Jordan Valley, having spent his short life teaching faith and the Holy Qur'an. Today a modern building with 5 domes houses the tomb.

The venerable companion Shurahbil ibn Hasanah was among the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia. He was reputed for his strong faith, intelligence, bravery and successful administration. Shurahbil .actively participated in the Battle of Yarmouk and the conquest of Jerusalem . When the Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq sent the Muslim armies to Greater Syria .Shurahbil was in command of the army assigned to the conquest of Jordan.

Later, the Caliph Omar ibn Al-Khattab appointed Shurahbil the governor of a province in Greater Syria, where he distinguished himself for his fair dealings with subordinates. He died from the plague on the same day as the venerable companion Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah .

The venerable companion Amir ibn Abi Waqqas was the maternal cousin of the Prophet and the 11th man to convert to Islam. He was devoted to his faith, although his mother Himnah, daughter of Abi Sufyan ibn Harb ibn Umayyah, swore to stay out in the burning sun until he renounces Islam. He migrated to Abyssinia and fought in the Battle of Uhud and was later entrusted with carrying messages from the commanders of the Muslim army to the Caliph in Medina.

Furthermore, he was the deputy of the venerable companion Abu Ubeida in his governorship of the military district of Syria. You can visit his tomb located inside a new building erected on vaults, within the village of Waqqas in the northern Jordan valley.

The venerable companion Derar ibn Al-Azwar was a poet and a fierce warrior who loved combat. He fought in the wars of Apostasy and took part in the conquest of Greater Syria along with his distinguished sister Khawlah bint Al-Azwar. In the town of Deir Alla a mosque superimposed by a dome houses the tomb of Dirar ibn Al-Azwar. The 18th year after Hijra was when he, too, became a victim of the Great Plague.

 

Day 4 : Mutaa - kerak (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel . Lunch is included enroute .
Head south to mutaa. The most significant and the fiercest battle fought during Prophet Mohammad's lifetime was the Battle of Mutah (629 AD). It also took the lives of his closest companions, martyred fighting against a combined Byzantine/Ghassanid army. You can visit the tombs of the venerable companions Zaid ibn Harithah, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, and Abdullah ibn Ruwahah in the town of Al-Mazar Al-Janubi near Kerak.

Prophet Mohammad's (SAAWS) adopted son, the venerable companion Zaid ibn Harithah led the Muslim army during the Battle of Mutah. Zaid fought in matchless spirit of bravery until he fell, fatally stabbed. He is the only companion mentioned in the Holy Qur'an by name [Sura 33, verse 37]: "Then when Zaid had dissolved (his marriage) with her, we joined her in marriage to thee: in order that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the Believers in (the matter of) marriage with the wives of their adopted sons, when the latter have dissolved (their marriage) with them. And Allah's command must be fulfilled".

The deputy commander of the army the venerable companion Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, cousin of Prophet Mohammad , then took the banner after Zaid. He is often known as "The Flying Ja'far" because he lost his hands during the battle and continued to hold the banner. Ja'far, was known to be similar to the Prophet both in features and in character. He was renowned for his kindness towards the needy and for narrating the hadiths directly from the Prophet .

Ja'far was charged with heading a group of Muslims who migrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia). The non-believers sent a delegation headed by Amr ibn Al-Aas to bring the Muslims back to Mecca. A debate took place in the presence of the King of Abyssinia where Ja'far proved to be indomitable and unflinching in elaborating the Muslim viewpoint.

When the King asked him about Prophet Mohammad's (SAAWS) opinion of Jesus the son of Mary, Ja'far wisely answered: "I will tell you what Prophet Mohammad says about Jesus based on the words of Allah: Jesus is the spirit and word of Allah who revealed it to Mary the Pious Virgin". Content with the reply, the King of Abyssinia allowed the Muslims to stay.

The venerable companion Abdullah ibn Ruwahah, the third in charge of the army after Zaid and Ja'far, then assumed command. Abdullah was known among the companions for his piety, obedience and patience. Furthermore, he was a faithful and selflessly dedicated soldier. He was a famous poet of his time, and became the Prophet's poet. Before being martyred in the Battle of Mutah, Abdullah said the following lines as his army faced an overwhelming number of Byzantine and Ghassanid Arab troops:

"O my soul! If you are not killed, you are bound to die anyway. This is the fate of death overtaking you. What you have wished for, you have been granted. If you do what they (Zaid and Ja'far) have done. Then you are rightly guided".

In and around Kerak other shrines of significance to Islam are located. You can visit Prophet Nuh 'Noah' shrine in the city of Kerak. Allah sent Noah to his people to warn them of divine punishment if they continued to worship idols. As stated in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura entitled Noah (Sura 71, verses 1-3): "We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Chastisement. He said: O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open: That ye should worship Allah, fear Him and obey me".

Credited with great wisdom and piety, the Prophet and King of Israel, Sulayman 'Solomon' , has a shrine in Sarfah near Kerak. Prophet Solomon had great powers that included control over the winds, over the Jinnis and understanding the language of birds and other animals. Islam regards Solomon as impeccable like his father Prophet and King Dawud 'David' . Prophet Solomon is mentioned in 16 verses in the Holy Qur'an.

Also in Kerak is the shrine of Zaid ibn Ali ibn Al-Hussein. He was the great, great, grandson of Prophet Mohammad , and a religious leader known for his righteous, majestic and knowledgeable ways. When describing Zaid, Al-Imam Ja'far Al-Sadiq said: "Among us he was the best read in the Holy Qur'an, and the most knowledgeable about religion, and the most caring towards family and relatives". (120 km) continue to kerak to visit the castle of kerak .

 

 

DAY 5 : AMMAN (BL)

Breakfast at the hotel . Lunch is included at a local restaurant . Full day tour : In addition to the main Islamic attractions in Amman: the citadel ,grand Husseini Mosque, king Abdallah Mosque , we will tour many noteworthy Islamic attractions.

In Jubeha, a suburb of Amman, visit the tomb of the venerable companion Abdul-Rahman ibn Awf Al-Zuhri. Lined up stones mark the burial place of one of the 'Blessed Ten', to whom Prophet Mohammad promised paradise. He took part in all major battles and campaigns of Islam; including Badr, Uhud (in Medina), Al-Khandaq (the Trench), the Conquest of Mecca, and Hunayn.

He was the signatory on behalf of the Muslims at the Treaty of Hudaybiyah (west of Mecca), a compromise that was reached between Prophet Mohammad and Meccan leaders, in which Mecca gave political and religious recognition to the growing community of Muslims.

At the conquest of Jerusalem he was one of the Muslim signatories. Abdul-Rahman was a successful businessman who shared his wealth. On one day he managed to free 31 slaves, another time he gave a caravan of 700 camels loaded with food to charity and upon his death he made a charitable will of 1000 horses and 50,000 dinars.

A modern building protects the tomb of the venerable companion Bilal ibn Rabah at the village of Bilal, in Wadi Essair another suburb of Amman. Whilst still a slave Bilal embraced Islam, which brought upon him the wrath of his master Umayyah ibn Khalaf who tried to coerce him into rejecting his faith by placing a huge rock on his chest during the peak summer heat of Mecca.

He fought bravely in the Battles of Badr and Uhud, where he was able to avenge himself from his former master. Gifted with a beautiful voice Bilal became the Prophet's personal muezzin.

A popular attraction outside of Amman is Kahf Al-Raqim or The Cave of The Seven pious young men who slept for 300 year . Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave.

When the Pious Seven awoke, they thought that they were only asleep for a day or so. Christianity was widespread by then . At the cave, there still stands Byzantine and Roman ruins as well as a mosque . in the after noon visit the cave of the seven sleepers then back to your hotel in Amman for the night .

 

 

Day 6 - Petra (BLD)
We drive south along the King's Highway, an ancient caravan route, to PETRA . Lunch is included enroute. The afternoon is at leisure to get some rest, and enjoy your hotel . Dinner is included at the hotel.

 

 

 

 

DAY 7 - PETRA (BD)
We'll spend the entire day at Petra, the stunning desert city hewn by the Nabateans from solid cliffs of pink and violet sandstone. Petra was known in the bible as Sela, and rediscovered only in 1812. You'll feel like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark as you penetrate into the city through a narrow sandstone gorge, the Siq, and wander among the Temple of the Winged Lion, tombs, Roman theater, and the imposing Treasury.

Petra has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitor’s center, where each person is assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs which are located outside the city, the visitor passes through the SIQ, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead.
Near the end of the passage, the SIQ, with great style, makes one last turn and out of the gloom in towering brightness appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh - The Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain, is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide.
Beyond el Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day - “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” After that, we will return to the hotel to get prepared for a Moonlight dinner served at a Bedouin camp. This evening we have a fantastic traditional dinner under the stars in a Bedouin camp, at a site that dates back more than 2,000 years.

 

 

 

DAY 8 - Petra - Dead Sea - (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel then off to the
DEAD SEA / GALILEE
After breakfast we continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley. Visit Um Qais, for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River drive down to the lowest spot on Earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea and your resort such as the Mövenpick Dead Sea , the Ishtar Dead Sea Kempinski Resort for Deluxe category , or similar . Lunch is included enroute
.

 

 

 

 

Day 9 - Departure From Amman (B)
Transfer to Amman Airport for your return flight.
Transfers are always on a private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur .
Salam & Bon Voyage . Prefer to add Jerusalem , Al-Qouds Al Sharif? Please click here.

 

 

 

 

RATES per person: in USD$

Triple
Double
Single
Category B hotels
$ 2320.
$ 2455.
$ 3010.
Category A Hotels
$ 2770.
$ 2833.
$ 3524.

 

 

Rates For Groups or Families with a minimum
of 10-15 Guests
Rates per person in USD$

 

Triple
Double
Single
Category B hotels
$ 1450.
$ 1575.
$ 2190.
Category A Hotels
$ 1750.
$ 1890.
$ 2555.

 

 

 

Your fully escorted tour includes:

  • All transfers, and guided sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily (as indicated in the itinerary)
  • Services of a professional guide escorting you from Amman throughout the tour
  • Admission fees to museums and sites as detailed in the itinerary .

 

 

The tour does not include:

  • International airfare.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditures (beverages, laundry, special meals, etc.)
  • Tips to hotel and restaurant staff, drivers and guides etc.
  • Visa for Jordan ( Visa fee will be waived for groups or families with a minimum of 5 paying guests ).

 

 

 

Sample Hotels
or similar
Amman
Petra
The Dead Sea
Category B
Hotels
Landmark Hotel
or similar

Crown Plaza Petra Hotel

or similar

The Dead Sea Spa Hotel

or similar

Category A
Hotels

Sheraton Amman
Hyatt Amman
or similar

Taybet Zaman Petra
Movenpick Petra
or similar

Kempinski Dead Sea
Movenpick Dead Sea
or similar

 

 


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Arne_Werchick

reviews: 5“ Travel In Style tours (San Francisco) is fantastic ”
May 27, 4:56 PM
We just completed a month long deluxe trip to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan and used Travel In Style, San Francisco, for all three countries. Their services were extra-ordinary. They work closely with you to tailor the trip to your specifications and are very flexible. In each country we were met promptly at the airport -- in Egypt and Jordan even inside customs! -- by a tour representative and taken to our car for transport to our hotels. Guides and drivers were personable and knowledgeable. When a small glitch arose in Cairo and I e-mailed the local rep and Omar at Travel In Style in San Francisco, the local Cairo rep called me twenty minutes later! Omar had received the e-mail and immediately telephoned the local agency to make sure everything was handled promptly and to our complete satisfaction. We are experienced travelers, but I am still amazed at the level of service we received. Highest recommendations.

 

 

 

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Egypt and Jordan with Travel in Style (San Francisco)
Our family of 4 took a 3 week vacation in Egypt and Jordan in October .
The trip was organized by Travel in Style.com , San Francisco.
We choose Travel in Style as they allowed us a better variety



posted at 2/8/- 2:19 PM EST

Suzanne
Our family of 4 took a 3 week vacation in Egypt & Jordan in October 2008. The trip was organized by Travel in Style, San Francisco.

We choose Travel in Style as they allowed us a better variety of hotel choices and Nile cruise boat choices. We selected the Sonesta Star Goddess and the Four Seasons Hotels in both Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh.

After 3 days in Cairo, we took a week boat trip from Aswan to Luxor and back to Aswan . We then flew to Abu Simbel for the day, before heading off to the Sinai. From the Sinai we took a 3 day tour into Petra, Jordan. We ended up with a couple of relaxing days at The Four Seasons Resort in Sharm.

Travel in Style completely accommodated our many requests for various destinations.

As an architect, there were certain sites that were important for me to see while there and Travel in Style had no problem adding these requests to our itinerary.

Travel in Style, through their agents in Egypt and Jordan, provided terrific local support. The Guides (all Egyptologists) were absolutely excellent and the agents and drivers were superb.

Most importantly, throughout the trip we felt safe. Additionally, agents and guides were always flexible to our needs and requests.

We have no hesitation in recommending Travel in Style. It was a fantastic holiday on every level.

 

 

 

Re: Egypt and Jordan with Travel in Style (San Francisco)
posted at 5/27- 5:13 PM EDT

Arne
We agree whole-heartedly. This is an exceptional small travel agency.
Aside from working closely in advance to personalize our deluxe month-long trip to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan, their advice was superb. At each destination we were met at the airport by a local rep (in Cairo and Amman actually inside the customs area) and escorted to our hotels where they handled the check-in for us. At each airport departure, their rep handled the check-in and luggage check for us. We felt like visiting diplomats. When a small glitch in the itinerary occurred while we were in Cairo, I e-mailed the local rep and also Omar in San Francisco. Within 20 minutes the owner of the Cairo agency telephone me to assure me all had been straightened out; Omar had telephoned him immediately upon receiving my e-mail to make sure his client was well cared for. We cannot recommend them highly enough and believe it would be a mistake to plan a trip to this area without consulting them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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