The Fun Day! Jordan River, Jericho, Dead Sea, Camels and more
by Steve Ray on January 3, 2023
On this day people have a choice for a free day for the optional tour. The optional tour is always a very fun day, where we start at the Israel museum, and then go down the mountains of Jerusalem to the lowest place on the face of the earth in the Jordan Valley. We stop at the Jordan River to renew baptismal vows and pray the first luminous mystery. Everyone gets their feet wet.
Then to Jericho for lunch, and to see the Mount of Temptation and a sycamore tree (remember Zacchaeus? From there we shopped at an interesting store in Jericho that sells Hebron glass and other items that people really enjoy, including the Dead Sea skin cream products.
Then to swimming in the Dead Sea, which is always everyone’s favorite and then the next favorite is the camel rides before returning to Jerusalem for dinner, a free evening and bed at the Notre Dame.