In our Jordan Valley Day Tour, we shall explore one of the most intriguing regions in the Holy Land. Where the Israelites crossed over the Jordan and entered the Promised Land, and where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. In addition, the region is abundant with biblical stories that come to life.
The Monastery of the Temptation also known in Arabic as Deir al Krntl is a monastery located in Jericho. It was built on the slopes of the Mount of Temptation situated along a cliff overlooking the city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley. According to the New Testament Jesus was tested here by Satan before going continuing to the Galilee Region.
Monastery of the Temptation
Discovered in 1873, Hisham's Palace is an important early Islamic archaeological site of the Umayyad dynasty from the first half of the 8th century, one of the so-called desert castles.
The Tree of Life Mosaic
Tell es-Sultan, also known as Ancient Jericho, was inhabited from the 10th millennium BCE, and has been called "the oldest town in the world", with many significant archaeological finds. In addition, the site is also notable for its role in the history of Levantine archaeology.
The Ancient Tower and Fortifications
Qasr Al-Yahud is the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17). It is also traditionally considered to be the place where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River, and the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven.
The Jordan River
Belvoir Castle is a Crusader castle in northern Israel, on a hill 20 kilometers south of the Sea of Galilee. Gilbert of Assailly, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller, began construction of the castle in 1168. The restored castle is located in Belvoir National Park.
Exploring the Castle