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About Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo budget travel offers the chance to explore the ancient elevated ridge, which offers stunning panoramic views over the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, across the holy land to Jerusalem. According to the Old Testament, Mount Nebo is where Moses was buried.

Airports

Mount Nebo airports include the following:
•Queen Alia International Airport - Amman
•Marka International Airport - East Amman

Conservation

Conservation in Mount Nebo focuses on preserving the historical sites on the peak, and ensuring that visitors to the site do not damage the ruins, including the amazing ancient mosaics and caves which are popular with visitors.

Culture

Mount Nebo culture includes the following aspects:
•Hiking and walking
•Sports is a popular past time, with many Jordanians enjoying watching and playing sports in the nearby towns and cities
•Local cuisine is central to culture in towns close to Mount Nebo and shows diverse influences
•Traditional culture will be evident on the trip to Mount Nebo

Health

Mount Nebo health info for travellers includes the following:
•The most common health risk is travellers tummy from rich foods or tap water
•Health facilities are advanced in the major cities, but not in rural areas
•Pack a basic first aid kit with medication for upset stomachs, nausea and other minor ailments
•Check with your doctor about any health risks or disease outbreaks that may have occurred recently before leaving for your trip

Languages

Mount Nebo languages include the following:
•Modern Standard Arabic
•Jordanian Levantine
•English
•French
•Spanish
•Armenian
•Circassian
•Chechen
•Turkish
•Serbo-Croatian
•Greek
•Bosnian

Malaria

While malaria in Mount Nebo is not a risk, there may be a malaria risk within Asia in general. Travellers who are visiting malaria-risk countries before or after travelling to Mount Nebo should consider malaria medication.

Money

Mount Nebo money and banking info is as follows:
•Most establishments accept payment in US dollars
•Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops
•Traveller's cheques are not widely accepted and may not be exchanged even in banks
•Cash machines are found in most supermarkets, banks and other commercial buildings

People

Mount Nebo people include the following ethnic groups:
•Jordanian 93%
•Circassians
•Chechens
•Armenians
•Turks
•Gypsies
•Iraqis
•Palestinians
•Lebanese
•Syrians
•Egyptians
•Kurds

Phrase

Mount Nebo local phrases include the following:
•Hello: Marhaba
•Good morning: S-bahh Al-khair
•Good evening: Masa Al-khair
•Please: Men-fadllaak (m)
•Please: Men-fadllake (f)
•How much: Gha-daish?

Plants

Mount Nebo plants are limited in frequency, owing to the arid exposed environment, however the magnificent views allow the visitor to look out over the fertile Jordan Valley and the surrounding arid regions, highlighting the contrast in areas with water supply and those without.

Religion

Mount Nebo religion includes the following:
•Sunni Muslim 92%
•Christian 7%
•No religion 1%

Safety Tips

Mount Nebo safety tips include the following:
•There is a high risk of terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East, including Mount Nebo
•Avoid large crowds and demonstrations that may become violent in the surrounding cities and towns
•The situation in Iraq has had an impact on local opinion, as has the violence between the neighbouring Israelis and Palestinians
•Crime is not a huge issue, however petty crime such as bag snatching may occur
•Keep valuables safe and out of sight, especially in the busier cities and during excursions

Transport

Mount Nebo local transport includes the following options:
•Bus
•Taxi
•Car

Travel Books

Mount Nebo travel books include the following:
•Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by Johan Lewis Burckhardt
•Kingdom of the Film Stars: Journey into Jordan by Annie Caulfield
•Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler
•A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Mount Nebo:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books and Arabic phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Mount Nebo:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Headscarves for women, plus long skirts and t-shirts that cover shoulders
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Guide book and phrase book
•Basic first aid kit

When To Go

The best time to visit Mount Nebo:
•The best time to visit climate-wise is in Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)
•April offers warm temperatures and wildflowers are in bloom during this month
•Winter (December-February) can be extremely cold, with snow in some parts
•Summer (June-August) can be unbearably hot, with temperatures near the desert hitting extreme levels

 

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