By Jimoh Babatunde & Caleb Ayansina
Jordan is a modern country with an ancient culture, a land of which visitors can walk through the valleys, hills and plains whose names have become part of human history by virtue of the simple deeds and profound messages of prophets who walked the land and crossed its rivers during their lives.
Many of the sites where they are said to have performed miracles or reached out to ordinary people have been identified, excavated and protected, and are now more easily accessible to visitors.
These are the sites that Jordanian carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Nigeria’s Peacock Travels and Tours have concluded plans to take Nigerians to visit.
The partnership, signed recently between the airline and the travel management company, grants Peacock Travels the exclusive right to handle this year’s holy pilgrimage package to & fro Jordan.
The Group Executive Chairman of Peacock Travels & Tours , Aare Segun Philips , while speaking after the signing of the MOU said the package will allow prospective pilgrims to experience Jordan Holy sites next month.
According to him, prospective tourists will visit several biblical & historic sites such as: the baptism site of Jesus Christ; Mount Nebo, where Moses died and was buried; the place of the snake bite; Bethany; and the dead sea, which cures all ailments, among other interesting sites.
Aare Philips added “The Jordan Valley has profound meaning for religious travellers. The old and new testament places recorded in the bible are still found here. River Jordan should ring a bell to all Christians because a reputable army was cured after dipping himself in this river and also Jesus as baptised in the same river.
“The only sea in the world that doesn’t have any aquatic animal too is in Jordan (Dead sea), it also has one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world.”
Meanwhile, Peacock Travels has also introduced a new summer travel package that enables prospective summer travellers pay for their summer trip in three instalments.