On Tour... THE KINGS’ WAY Street Of The Arabian Monarchy
Unique cultural treasures and wonderful natural landscapes are to be found along the Kings’ Way, in the heart of Jordan, which is one of the most fascinating roads in the world.
The historic Road Of Kings leads to Madaba. It is the oldest route to the Holy Land and to Mount Nebo, that overlooks the Promised Land, into the colorful desert landscape of Wadi Rum to the Red Sea coast and a fascinating underwater world.
The 19th century Sankt Georg Church in Madaba contains one of the most important treasures that dates back to Early Christian times. The 15 metre long and 5 metre wide mosaic that depicts a map of Madaba, was created in the 6th century A.D. and once consisted of more than 2 million square stones.
Mount Nebo is one of the most holy places in Jordan and according to legend, it was from there that Moses first saw the Promised Land. At the foot of the mountain is the spectacular Jordan Valley and when the weather is fine, it is possible to see as far as Jerusalem and Jericho.
A visit to Petra is the highlight of any journey through Jordan. The entrance to the legendary capital of the Nabatean realm is by way of the Siq, the dried out river bed of the Musa.
The Wadi Rum is not only the largest desert in Jordan, its landscape has also played an important role in the country’s cultural history. In the 20th century, Lawrence Of Arabia made the desert and the surrounding mountains of the Wadi Rum famous.
The Gulf Of Aqaba marks the end of this journey along the Kings’ Way as the setting sun provides yet another glorious sight to what has been a truly memorable and atmospheric experience.