After breakfast, we drive south to the city of Bet Shean, one of the largest ongoing archaeological digs in the land of Israel. Here, we will tour the colonnaded roman streets, mosaics, the Cardo, and the roman bathhouses (1 st Samuel 31:10). Travel south towards the Jordan valley to the border with Jordan (sheik Hussein crossings). After border procedures, we drive south towards Petra. Upon arrival, we start at the welcome center of Petra. We will ride on horseback(other options available), to the “sio”(canyon) and then on foot into Petra, known as “Sela Edom” or red rock city, the ancient Capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century b.c, to 2nd-century A.d. Visit the most interesting monuments such as the treasury, El khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (almadhbah) – from this point, we can view the entire city. Drive to our hotel for check-in, followed by dinner.
Overnight in Petra