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Mt. Nebo

Mt. Nebo

Free admission
Mount Nebo, Jordan

The Basics

Mt. Nebo is known as the spot where God showed Moses the Holy Land, and many scholars believe that the prophet later died here. Today's visitors come to see the views and visit the basilica here, which was built by Egyptian Christian monks in the fourth to sixth century and features a number of beautiful mosaics. Virtually all tours to nearby Madaba, known for its Byzantine mosaics, include a stop at Mt. Nebo, as do multi-day tours of Jordan. Some tours combine a Mt. Nebo visit with a stop at the Dead Sea, about 45 minutes away.

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Private Trip: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Al-Mujib Siq Trail and Dead Sea Trip from Amman
Private Trip: Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Al-Mujib Siq Trail and Dead Sea Trip from Amman
star-4.5
$110.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Really good variety. The...
Really good variety. The first two stops are very casual, slow paced, good things to learn about. The third stop is insane....the canyon is really cool, it's like a water ropes course. I'm in average shape and could do it but it was a struggle. There are guides to help you along the way...I wouldn't have made it if there weren't. It was unbelievable though, so glad I did it, super fun. There was a really refreshing waterfall at the end as well. Wear water shoes. The dead see is fascinating, but the sand is very hot. Keep the shoes on there lol. If you can't float well, you will there....so neat. Not something you do all day though, I recommend not wearing sunglasses because the water drips off of them and in the bottom of your eyes....fyi, it burns. Anyways, really cool resort with pools to go to after you are done with the dead sea. Lunch is the only weakness of this trip but what are ya gonna do, it was fair. Muard, our guide, helped us get the Covid Test we needed to go to our next destination at the end of our tour without hesitation, really just a nice guy that was willing to go the extra mile to help out. He made sure we got our results and were all set through whatsapp the next day as well. I'm glad I did this tour.
Michael_C, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Madaba

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Jordan tour
Javier_N, Oct 2021
Private Tour Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Baptism Site and Ma'in Hot Springs
I loved the tour. The tour guide was super nice. I didn't like that we were supposed to have a lunch at the hotel in the hot springs and we have it in another place. Also we didn't have access to the towels at the hotel neither to the inside hot springs.
star-4
Professional full day tour of Jordan's gems
Jasemin, Jun 2021
Private Full Trip of Madaba City Mosaics,Mount Nebo,Dead Sea & Amman Sightseeing
It was a smooth and overall enjoyable tour. The driver negotiated a few challenging bends throughout the journey and shared some invaluable insights of Jordan and key industries.
star-5
Mr Jebreen took my son to this site...
Maximvs2, Jul 2017
Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman
Mr Jebreen took my son to this site and my 15 year old son love it. What surprised my son was that he met his cousin from California upon arriving Mt. Nebo. I skipped this tour because I was not feeling well, but Mr. Bassam Jebreen really took care of my 15 year old son and my returned to our hotel with a big smile on his face.
star-5
Great Jordan
Ojalaviajes, Nov 2019
4-Day Tour from Amman: Amman, Nebo, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead sea
It was a fantastic trip including the hotel and the night at the Wadi Rum. The Dead Sea is very very hot in August. Petras is great and you have enough time to go the 900 steps up to the Monastery. Jerash is very well preserve area. Amman is very nice place including the beautiful theater.
star-5
What a great way to spend a half day...
Selorm Q, Apr 2018
Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo
What a great way to spend a half day and to do so for a good price. Bader was so delightful and friendly--couldn't have asked for a better driver!
star-5
excellent! It is very educational...
Samuel W, Oct 2017
Private Full Trip of Madaba City Mosaics,Mount Nebo,Dead Sea & Amman Sightseeing
excellent! It is very educational and well organized. My guide is very friendly and told me a lot of information.
star-4
So much fun because of the driver...
Georgina D, Jul 2016
Private Christian Tour: Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Mukawer Day Trip from Amman
So much fun because of the driver, Amr - the mosaic workshop was incredibly disappointing as it was really just a store.
star-5
Very informative. The tour guide...
Glenn H, Jan 2017
Day Tour to Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site, Madaba & Nebo Visit from Dead Sea
Very informative. The tour guide was accommodating to a couple of specific stops we wanted to make.
star-4
well worth doing if you have a few...
Oumar M, Jun 2015
Private Half Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman
well worth doing if you have a few hours spare. Unfortunately parts of Mount Nebo were closed off for renovations when i went so didnt get to see everything. was also told by the driver that if you come around sunrise or close to then you can see Jerusalem from the mountain
star-5
GREAT day! Shadi was an excellent...
Elmarie P, Mar 2016
Day Tour to Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site, Madaba & Nebo Visit from Dead Sea
GREAT day! Shadi was an excellent driver and made sure we saw a few extra highlights along the way. Thank you! In addition, Shadi and the tour company was willing to pick us up in Amman and drop us off at our Dead Sea hotel...very helpful and made the day much more relaxing and enjoyable!
star-4
Very good tour! perfect for half day...
Anand S, Jan 2018
Private Full Trip of Madaba City Mosaics,Mount Nebo,Dead Sea & Amman Sightseeing
Very good tour! perfect for half day tour from Amman with sufficient time at the sites in Nebo and Madaba.
star-5
Madaba, Mount Nebo, Baptismal Site & Dead Sea......in good hands
Phillip_C, Mar 2020
From Amman to West ( Madaba, Mt Nebo, baptism site and dead sea)
Yousef was an excellent English speaker and driver. He was remarkably prompt and caring in his approach to taking three 60-somethings around Jordan on a damp Saturday afternoon. Yousef even phoned us the day before to check on pick-up location and times. The tour went exactly as planned with a trip to St George's Church in Madaba, where Yousef also suggested the Church of St John the Baptist, which proved to be an excellent additional venue. We then went to Mount Nebo, which we had almost to ourselves. It was damp and cloudy and there was no view of the Promised Land, but that did not detract from the special nature of the site. We then went to the Baptismal Site in the valley via a wonderful, scenic route past many Bedouin camps. There, Yousef guided us through the entry procedure and awaited our return. This site is very interesting and well worth the cost of the trip alone. After this we went to a hotel restaurant at the Dead Sea of our choosing and had a good lunch before our return to Amman. All-in-all an excellent experience, guided by a super guide and gentleman.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mt. Nebo is an important site for anyone with an interest in biblical history.

  • Wear sunscreen and comfortable footwear.

  • It's considered respectful to cover bare shoulders before entering the Mount Nebo Church.

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How to Get There

Mt. Nebo is located just under an hour's drive south of Amman and 15 minutes from the town of Madaba. Many visitors arrive as part of half- and full-day tours from Amman that include round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Mt. Nebo is a year-round destination and is best visited early in the morning (to avoid heat and crowds) or around sunset (when the views from the mountain are at their most fabulous). While rain isn't usually an issue here, there can be showers in the winter season; however, this is also the coolest time of year and thus ideal for those sensitive to the heat.

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Biblical Jordan

Jordan is full of biblical sites and attracts large numbers of Holy Land tourists, many of whom combine trips to Jordan with neighboring Israel. While Mt. Nebo is the most famous such site, there are plenty more, including nearby Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where many believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and Umm Qais, the site of the Gadarene Swine miracle in which Jesus is said to have cured a madman.

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