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

Half-day tour of Bethany and the Jordan River from Dead Sea

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 2 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist
  • Live and breathe the holy land historical sites
  • Hear more about how this location is held holy in all three major religions
What to expect

Start your tour from the Dead Sea 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 will meet your local expert guide, who will accompany you to the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican. Sense the 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 sanitized 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
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Free face masks are provided at the venue/by the tour operator
  • PCR test documents are required by all visitors
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • What's included
    • Pick-up/drop-off from your resort in the Dead Sea
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Please indicate your preferred pick up location around the Dead Sea at check-out. Make sure to be ready at least 15 minutes in advance
    What to remember
    • Please indicate your preferred pick up location around the Dead Sea at check-out. Make sure to be ready at least 15 minutes in advance
    • Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and shoes
    • It is recommended to bring a hat, plenty of water and sunscreen (especially during summer months)
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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