Planning an awesome Holy Land vacation is easy to do because the sky is the limit as far as things to see and do. However, there are a few things that are a must-see’s when visiting the Holy Land. Our top 5 must-see places are different than anyplace else in the world. These places can only be experienced in the Holy Land, and most people who check these places out highly recommend them to friends and loved ones.
Check out our top 5 picks for best places to visit in the Holy Land:
Petra was established around 6th century BC and is famous for its magnificent rock cut architecture and water conduit systems. Petra is located in the large valley that runs between the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea. Petra is located on the slope of Mount Hor on a basin in the eastern flank of Arabah. In 1985, Petra was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra has been named one of the must see wonders of the world by several different groups and organizations including UNESCO and the BBC. Petra is an absolutely amazing site to see. Petra is filled with awe and wonder! If you are planning a trip to the Holy Land, a stop in Petra is a must!
The Dead Sea earned its name because of the saltiness of the water. It is several times saltier than the ocean and most plant and animal life is unable to survive in the water. The Dead Sea is also located at the lowest point on Earth. This magnificent body of water is said to have many healing properties and people travel from all over the world to take a dip in these waters.
Masada is a remote fortress type location on the eastern edge of the Judean Dessert. Masada overlooks the Dead Sea. It is most well known as a historical war site. It is believed that Herod The Great built Masada sometime between 37 and 30 BCE. In 2001, Masada was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Currently, people are able to tour Masada. The walk up the side of the fortress on the Dead Sea Highway is a fairly physical jaunt. However, there is a cable car that runs from the top to the bottom of Masada for transport of people unable to make the hike.
Bethlehem is home to Church of Nativity, Field of Boas, Bethlehem Peace Center, Basilica, Manger Square, Milk Grotto, Nativity Grotto, Solomon’s Pools, St. Catherine’s, St. Jerome’s Grotto, St. Joseph Grotto, The Separation Barrier, Mar Saba Monestery, and The Old City. Bethlehem is a must see during a visit to the Holy Land.
Jerusalem is located in the Judean Wilderness between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem is considered a Holy City to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Muslim.There are several Holy Land sites located in Jerusalem. Some of the most popular include the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and the Israel Museum (home of the Shrine Of The Book).
There are many amazing places to visit in the Holy Land. These are just a few of the must-see places in and around Israel. To set up a customized tour that will exceed your wildest dreams, contact us today! We look forward to working with you to plan your Holy Land vacation of a lifetime.