River Jordan( Where Jesus was Baptized)

The Baptism of Jesus Christ, described in all four Gospels, took place in the Jordan River, just a few miles north of the Dead Sea and roughly six miles east of Jericho. Not only did Jesus’ baptism serve as a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and a confirmation of his divinity as the Son of God, the baptism of Jesus is generally seen as the beginning of Christ’s public ministry.The Jordan River (Ha-Yarden in Hebrew) is an important geographical feature in the Middle East and key location in the history of Israel and the Bible.Today, the nearly 156 miles of the Jordan River flow southward from Mount Hermon, located on the border of modern-day Syria and Lebanon, and drain into the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.The Sea of Galilee, sometimes referred to as Lake Gennesaret (Luke 5:1) or Sea of Tiberius (John 6:1, John 21:1) is only about a day’s walk from Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up (Matthew 2:19-23). It was also a key location in the ministry of Jesus (Matthew 4:13-22, Mark 4:1-34, Matthew 13:2, Matthew 5-7) and the setting for some of his greatest miracles (Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:22-25, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:16-21).Once exiting the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River winds through the Judean countryside, fed by two major tributaries, the Yarmouk and Jabbok (Genesis 32:22) to the east, until it eventually connects with the Dead Sea, where it ends. Prior to reaching the Dead Sea, the Jordan River creates a geographical border between Israel’s West Bank and present-day Jordan to the west.All of these waterways are located in Jordan’s Rift Valley, a massive geological fissure that forms one of the longest cracks and lowest natural depressions on earth. In fact, the Dead Sea, or Salt Sea as it is sometimes referred to, sits at 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest point on earth.The Jordan River itself, with its lush, sandy shores and steep, rocky banks, is fairly narrow and easy to cross in most places, though the current can be swift and even dangerous in some areas. Beyond the main river flow, however, shallow pools and smaller tributaries are common in the Jordan.

Mount Nebo,Moses ascended the Promised Land

Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge located in Jordan, approximately 710 metres above sea level. Part of the Abarim mountain range, Mount Nebo is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death. Mount Nebo is most known for being the site where Moses overlooked the Holy Land but did not enter it and where a church and a monastery were built to honor him. The book of Numbers (33:47) mentions that when the children of Israel moved from Almon Diblathaim they camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo, and that the children of Reuben rebuilt the city (Numbers 32:38).The city remained with the Moabites, according to Isaiah: “Moab will wail over Nebo and over Medeba; on all their heads will be baldness, and every beard cut off” (Isaiah 15:2-3). The Prophet Jeremiah (48:1) said of Nebo, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Woe to Nebo! For it is plundered.”The Prophet Moses “went up from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land...” but told him, “you shall not go over there.” (Deuteronomy 34:1-4). “So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor; but no one knows the place of his burial to this day.” (Deuteronomy 34:5-6).In the fourth century three domed buildings were erected in the place of the current altar. The place used to have a hidden passage which contained graves decorated with mosaics. On both sides of the place there were two small churches for performing the burial prayers. The baptistery, which is in the northern section of the site, is decorated with mosaics, while the floor of the southern section is decorated with a large cross.

Our Lady of Mountain, Anjara, Jordan

It is believed that Jesus Christ, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary passed through Anjara in the hills of Gilead once and rested in a cave there during a journey between the Sea of Galilee, the Decapolis Cities, Bethany Beyond the Jordan and Jerusalem. The cave in Anjara has long been a holy place for pilgrims and has now been commemorated with a modern shrine, the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain. The cave was also designated by the Catholic Churches of the Middle East as one of the five pilgrimage sites for the year 2000.The sanctuary of Our Lady of the Mount on the heights of Anjara, welcomed the faithful from all over the country and from different churches. This pilgrimage was launched by Father Yousef Ne’mat, a priest of the Latin Patriarchate, who built the first sanctuary in memory of the passing by of Christ in this place. According to tradition, the Virgin Mary and her Son would have walked the mountain range, which runs along the Jordan and would have taken refuge for a time here in the present location of Anjara during their journey. This pilgrimage gradually became one of the important feasts in the Jordanian Church.

Hill of Elijah(Elijah ascended to heaven), Jordan

This site has long been identified as the same place from which tradition says Elijah ascended to Heaven. Elijah, one of the most famous prophets sent to the people to bring them back from paganism, lived during the time of the rule of King Ahab in Israel. Ahab and his wife oppressed Elijah, and when Elijah grew old, God inspired him to leave and settle in what is today Jordan. When he and his successor Elisha arrived at the River Jordan, Elijah struck it with his cloak and parted the waters of the river. They crossed the dry land, and as they were speaking together upon the other side of the river, a fiery chariot came and carried Elijah into the heavens (2 Kings 2).One of the most important sites of the Baptism Site is Elijah's Hill, the place where Elijah ascended to heaven in the 9th century BC. Mount of Prophet Elijah or Tell Mar Elias is a historic and religious site in the Madaba Governorate in Jordan. It is a famous site where ancient Jewish prophet Elijah lived for several years. According to a Bible he was fed by ravens who brought him bread. Mount of Prophet Elijah (Elias/ Eliya in Arabic) or Tell Mar Elias is a hill in the Ajlun region of North Jordan. Mount of Prophet Elijah is an alleged site where he lived during his life on Earth. In fact there is still a small cave at the base of the mountain or a small hill to be exact. It is widely believed that this is a former home of Elijah. There is no physical or archeological proof, but judging by oral tradition and written records it was tied to the historical prophet. In the Bible (1 Kings 17:1-7) this region is mentioned as Tishbe. According to an Old Testament Elijah didn't die here, instead he ascended to Heaven in a chariot of fire in the Wadi- Harrar or Valley Harrar that is located near the mount.

"1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word." 2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 3 "Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there." 5 So he did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook." (1 Kings 17:1-7)

Mount of Prophet Elijah became a site of pilgrimage for centuries. Many Jews came here to pray and pay their respect to the famous prophet. Centuries later another famous Jewish prophet John the Baptist also lived here in a small cave nearby. With appearance of teaching of Jesus Christ pilgrimage here didn't subside. On the contrary increased and became more organized. Presence of Christians on this site date back to the first centuries AD when first Christian buildings were constructed on this site. In fact the Mount of Prophet Elijah contains some of the oldest Christian prayer buildings in the World.

Madaba(assigned to Jacob’s eldest son with Leah; Reuben)

The book of Joshua mentions that Madaba and its neighboring areas were assigned to Jacob’s eldest son with Leah; Reuben: “So their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon (Al-Mujib), and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the tableland by Medeba…And the border of the people of Reuben was the Jordan as a boundary. This was the inheritance of the people of Reuben, according to their clans with their cities and villages.” (Joshua 13:16-23).The region was incorporated into the Roman Province of Arabia in A.D. 106, following Trajan's defeat of the Nabataeans at Petra. Christianity gained a foothold in the Madaba region during the late Roman period. There is evidence of a bishop in Madaba as early as the middle of the 5th century.Two to three days will allow enough time to explore the main sites and attractions and to sample the city's range of restaurants and eateries. Madaba can be visited any time of year but temperatures are more pleasant during spring and autumn which is also a perfect time for hiking.

You will visit Petra, one of the wonders of the ancient world; Jerash, the best preserved city of the Decapolis; the Baptismal place of Jesus on the River Jordan; Mt Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land, and, for fun, we include a float on the Dead Sea.

Enjoy your Holy Pilgrim in Jordan with Yashroon International.

The average cost of a Jordan can range from PKR 299,000 to PKR 500,000 depending on whether you are looking for a luxury arrangement, a leisure long-stay trip with your significant other. you will find in this cost

. Jordan Tourist Visa

. Air Return Ticket from (Islamabad-Amman-Islamabad)

. Best Place to stay in Three Star Hotel

. Daily Breakfast

. Picnic & Visiting Trip, Mount Nebo,River Jordan

. PCR Test in Jordan