This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before having some free time to swim in the Dead Sea. The shores of the Dead Sea are the lowest land-based elevation on earth and is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. Due to the abundance of salt, wildlife and plants cannot flourish in the area, however the Dead Sea is said to have amazing health benefits for visiting guests.
Your journey continues to Mount Nebo, the mountain where Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land… and not allowed to enter it. Nowadays the mountain is a memorial site. Here you can find the “Church of Moses”, built by the first Christians and it also displays a large number of beautiful mosaics. Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage. Like Moses, you can have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. When the weather is clear, you should even be able to see Jerusalem, which is about 60 kilometers away.
Continue to Madaba, where lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.
Madaba is one of the most memorable places in the holy land. Dubbed “the city of mosaics”, Madaba offers many sites to explore. Amongst them the chief attraction – in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George – is a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. With two million pieces of colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns, as far away as the Nile Delta. This masterpiece is unrivalled in Jordan, but there are literally dozens of other mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes.
Transfer to Petra, where dinner and the remainder of your day is at your leisure.
Overnight at the Movenpick Resort- Petra