We continue to the biblical Mount Nebo from which Moses viewed the Promise Land. Nebo, believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.We'll drive by Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John the Baptist is purported to have baptized Jesus and cross to Israel via the Allenby Bridge.A short drive from our hotel lays the entrance to one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites – the 2,000-year old city of Petra, known as the red rock city.It was the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AC.From the entrance to the Siq there is a 1,250 meters walk to the 1st monument “The treasury”.Throughout most of the day we will explore Petra’s incredible structures; the treasury, the field of tombs, the obelisks and the altar, and much more.Lunch will be served during the tour at a local restaurant. Overnight- including Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner. Descending the mountain we return to the hotel to rejoin the rest of the group for Breakfast. Catherine Monastery was built in (527 and 565 AC) by the Roman Emperor Justinian, and where it’s believed God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush.
At the entrance to Petra travelers are offered the option to ride a horse for 800m - from the visitor center to the entrance of the dramatic “Siq” (canyon).
We will arrive to the hotel near Mt Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery. Catherine at New Morgan Land Hotel- including Full Buffet Breakfast and Dinner. We'll arrive at the Araba Border (Israel Jordan southern border).
Included: The options for hotel accommodation in the remote area of Mt. The hotel used in our Where it all Began Tour is the best available in the area, however not equivalent in standard to other hotels we use along this tour. Cross to Jordan and meet with our Jordanian tour guide, Welcome to Jordan, visit the city and port of Aqaba along the King’ Highway to Wadi Musa then to the ancient city of Petra (Numbers -21, 1 Samuel , 2 Kings 14:7, Isaiah 34:5-8, Jeremiah -18).
Included: After breakfast we head to the biblical town of Madaba.
The town is best known for its Byzantine and mosaics and for its Greek Orthodox Church of St. Here we'll view the earliest original map of the Holy Land.