The first stop on our tour is a city with 4500 years of history, biblical city of Medeva and Moab.
This land is associated with many Old Testament events: the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt, the death of Moses, the war of David against the Moabites.
Next, we will visit the last resting place of the prophet Moses – Mount Nebo, and we will have lunch at the lowest point of the globe – the Dead Sea. After lunch, we will have a couple of hours to swim in the salty sea, smear ourselves with healing mud, sunbathe and just feel all the delights of this unique place.
8 – 9 hours
We will start with a drive to the ancient town of Madaba Town, an ancient town famous for the Byzantine mosaic art. St. George Church will be the highlight of our trip, housing the mosaic map of the Holy Land, dating back to the 6th century. With about two million pieces of local, colored stones, the map depicts the hills, valleys, villages, and towns of Palestine and Nile Delta.
We will start the day by visiting the main symbol of Madaba – St. George Church, to admire its striking mosaic map of Jerusalem and other holy sites. The map consists of two million pieces of colored stone & illustrates hills, valleys, villages, and cities all the way to the Nile Delta. It served as a guide to the routes of the Holy Land. To date, 157 objects are recorded on the map. The main part of the map is the Holy City of Jerusalem, the image of which coincides with the old part of today’s city.
One of the main images on the map is the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River, opposite Jericho.
Next, we go to the most revered and visited shrine of Jordan – Mount Nebo.
From here, according to the Holy Scriptures, Prophet Moses, after 40 years of wandering through the Middle Eastern deserts with his people, first saw the Promised Land.
A glance thrown from a mountain peak will reveal the panorama that Moses once observed: the majestic Jordan Valley, the rocks overgrown with salt crystals on the coast of the Dead Sea, the famous Jericho and ancient Jerusalem.
Mount Nebo, which is part of the Holy Land, saw the first Christians who made pilgrimages here.
At the end of the 4th century, the first church was built on top of the mountain to mark the resting place of the prophet Moses.
On the 4th day, you will hike through the Dana nature reserve, a system of valleys and mountains that descends from an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level down to the Arabia Valley desert.
The reserve is in two main biogeographic zones and in four vegetation zones.
A variety of amazing landscapes open to the eyes of travelers – only here you can simultaneously see forested alpine, rocky slopes and golden sands dunes. Nature is represented in all its diversity, here you can see quite rare plant species. About seven hundred species of plants are registered in the reserve, and 285 species of animals are waiting for their turn to be studied by scientists. The discovery of 45 endangered animal species at Dana Reserve made it a place of world importance.
However, not only the wildlife attracts the reserve. This part of Jordan is also famous for its archaeological and cultural sites. About 100 archaeological discoveries were made here, including the ancient coal mines of Wadi Feynan, considered one of the most important monuments in Jordan, discovered during excavations outside Petra, were presented to the world.
Our next stop is the splendid landscape of Little Petra and Siq Al Barid, a modest gorge that leads into the famous area of carved tombs and monuments.
Finally, we will have a short ride to your Petra hotel to spend the night.
Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel or residence at Amman.