A city that was hidden in history for hundreds of years is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. No matter how much you read about Petra, the city has the power to enthral you when enter it through Siq, a 1-km long and narrow gully. Main attraction of the city of Petra is Al-Khazneh, an amazing facade carved out of a pink rock in the 1st century and is 30m wide & 43m high. Everyone must visit Petra at least once in their lifetime. Petra is not a part of our Holy Land itineraries. To add it, let our team know while booking the trip.
In case you’re a history buff, Jerash is a real treat for you as it is home to one of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins. Jerash is located about 52 kms from the capital city of Amman, making it a suitable place to spend a day for tourists staying in Amman. Jerash also houses the famous landmarks, Hadrian’s Arch, whose existence is known since the second century, and Hippodrome, which is among the smallest Roman hippodromes constructed. Jerash is not a part of our Holy Land itineraries. To add it, let our team know while booking the trip.
Known for its unspoilt desert landscapes, Wadi Rum is an incredible place situated in the South of Jordan. The beautiful desert valley is home to Bedouin tribe, who preserve their semi-nomadic lifestyle by residing in goat hair tents and tending to their herds of sheep and goat. A trip to Wadi Rum Desert offers a ride through heart of the gorgeous desert to watch sunset, a traditional Jordanian meal and a night stay under the stars in a tent. Wadi Rum is not a part of our Holy Land itineraries. To add it, let our team know while booking the trip.
One of the most unique natural phenomena on earth is Dead Sea. It is an important historic location for Christian tourists. Even though it is not mentioned in the New Testament, the sea and its surrounding area has many insights into Christian history. Additionally, Jordan Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and is almost six times as salty as a normal ocean. This makes it impossible to sink in the water and with no fish, seaweed or plants in it, it is an amazing place to float and relax in the warm, soothing, salty water.
Amman is the commercial, cultural and political capital of Jordan and the largest city in the country. It is a popular destination among European travellers as well because it is one of the world’s most liberal Arab capitals. Some of the best places to go in Amman are the Roman Amphitheatre, Jordan Museum, Jabal Amman and the Nymphaeum. Most of all, a place worth visiting is the Citadel as it houses local structures like the Roman Temple of Hercules and the large stone Ummayad Palace.
Situated about 30km from Amman is Madaba, one of the unforgettable places in the Holy Land Tours. The city is well-known for its remarkable Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and also houses the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Hence, Madaba gets the name ‘City of Mosaics’. In early centuries of the Christian era, Madaba was an important town and now it is the fifth most populous city in Jordan.
Stand where once Moses stood and saw the Holy Land! According to the bible, Mount Nebo is a viewpoint and summit in Jordan where Moses first saw the Promised Land. On a clear day, today, it still offers amazing panoramic view of the Dead Sea, the Jordan River valley, Jericho, Bethlehem and the distant hills of Jerusalem. Another popular attraction is the Brazen Serpent Monument, a serpentine cross created by the Italian artist Giovanni Fantoni that is a symbolic combination of the bronze serpent created by Moses and Jesus’ cross.