Half-day tour of Bethany and the Jordan River from Amman
Excursions & day trips

Half-day tour of Bethany and the Jordan River from Amman

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Jordan's surreal landscapes
  • Explore the site where Jesus was believed to be baptized
  • Live and breathe ancient holy and historical sites
  • Wave to Israel on the other side of the bank!
What to expect

Kickstart your tour of Amman and take a ride in a private, leisure air-conditioned vehicle to the River Jordan. On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as El-Maghtas in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by Saint John the Baptist.
Here you can meet your local expert guide who will accompany to the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican. Here you will sense a powerful atmosphere of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools. As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Private transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle depending on the number of guests
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Entrance fees to the Baptism Site
    • Professional driver
    • Local English speaking guide at Bethany
    • All applicable taxes
    What's not included
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Pick-up is from your city hotel in Amman

    Meeting point:
    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.
    What to remember
    • Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and shoes
    • It is recommended to bring a hat, plenty of water and sunscreen (especially during summer months)
    • Don't forget your camera!
    • Please be ready at least 15 minutes before your pick-up is scheduled
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    Provider
    Travco Jordan
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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