Tarek Mousa has been so kind as to share with us an insider’s look at Israel and Jordan. Here he shares some of the top sights to see!
Sights Not to be Missed
“In both countries you will find great natural beauty and numerous sights of historic significance. The top places I recommend you include in your itinerary are:
- In Israel: Jerusalem Old City, Massada, Dead Sea, Caesarea, Tiberias, Golan Heights.
- In Jordan: Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Kerak and the Baptism Site of Bethany Beyond the Jordan (the site of John the Baptist’s settlement where Jesus was baptized.)”
“These are some of my personal favourites:
- Favourite sites in Israel:
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher – By far the most important place for Christians and the location of the tomb of Jesus.
Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – The most sacred place for Jewish people.
Masada – A fascinating piece of Jewish history is connected to this attraction on top of the mountain. It is also a great archeological site.
- Favourite sites in Jordan:
Petra – The way this site is carved into the mountain and the history behind it is just incredible. Petra was selected as one of the seven wonders of the world in 2007.
Wadi Rum – This is where Lawerence of Arabia was filmed. One of the most magical experiences you can have is spending the night in a tent under the stars.”
Keep your eyes out for a bit more on Jordan and Israel this week!