Visited the Christian Town of Madaba, which is known as ‘The City of Mosaics’. Visiting the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where we saw the masterpiece of Madaba (a Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land that goes back to the 6th century, showing Jerusalem and other cities).
Then onto Mt. Nebo, which is considered to be one of the most important holy sites in Jordan, as it is believed to be the place where Moses climbed from the Valley of Moab, and from where God showed him the Promised Land, as well as Moses’ last resting place.
Next stop was Petra, aptly described as the “rose-red city, half as old as time”. Continued south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world.
The visit of the ancient Nabatean Capital started on a horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. Then we proceeded gradually to unfold the mysteries of the Red Rose City.
The next 5 days were spent at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea for some much needed R&R!