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Mt. Nebo
Mt. Nebo

Mt. Nebo

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652 Reviews
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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Recent reviews from experiences in Madaba

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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.
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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.
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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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