JERICHO – DEAD SEA – JORDAN VALLEY
An agricultural cradle, the lowest and oldest known city in the world – there is no shortage of superlatives to qualify it. Jericho was at all times the preserve of kings and princes, such as Cleopatra and Herod, and a popular vacation resort up to this day. Prolonging the East African Rift, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley evolve on an arid yet very rich land.
Places to see: Tell es-Sultan • Hisham Palace (Khirbet al Mafjar) • Palestinian Mosaic Center • Mount of Temptation • Quarantal monastery • Wadi Qelt • Khan al Ahmar • Monastery of St. George of Choziba • Herod’s Winter Palace • Wadi al Auja • Jordan Valley • Fassayel • Khirbet Qumran • Dead Sea • Ein Gedi • Masada