Day Tour to Baptism Jordan River Site and Dead Sea from Amman
Stand beside the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized on this private trip from Amman. Travel to the Bethany Beyond the Jordan Baptism Site, also known as “Al-Maghtas” in Arabic, tour the riverbanks and ruins of ancient churches, wells, and baptismal pools. Entrance fees and round-trip private transport included. Proceed to the lowest point on earth for a visit of the world’s first natural spa, the Dead Sea. Visit a water’s edge private area and enjoy ample free time to swim in the waters, lounge on the beach, and absorb the beautiful setting. Alternatively, upgrade to a hotel with a wider range of facilities, including outdoor swimming pools, showers, and a stylish spa offering Dead Sea mud treatments including revitalizing body scrub, and massages (at your own expense).Itinerary
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Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate
Meet your driver at your Amman hotel, and travel by private, leisure air-conditioned vehicle to the River Jordan with your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. On route, soak in views of Jordan’s landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “Al-Maghtas” in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Stop At:
The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ, Site, Juwafat al-Kafrayn Jordan
Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000. Drink in the powerful sense 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 - Judaism, Christianity and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Dead Sea Region, Dead Sea Region
Proceed to discover the delights of the Dead Sea visiting a water’s edge private beach area and enjoy free time to swim in the Dead Sea’s waters; lounge on the beach, and absorb the beautiful setting never found elsewhere. Alternatively, you can upgrade your tour to a hotel entry with a wider range of facilities, including several outdoor swimming pools, and a stylish spa offering Dead Sea Mud Treatments including revitalizing body scrubs and massages, which are at your own expense.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Dead Sea, Madaba 17110 Jordan
The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places and the world’s first natural spa. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of the old cities of Sodom and Gomorra in the Old Testament, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself; there is no living fish! It is by far one of Jordan’s most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun is known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic property, as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed! After such a relaxing experience in the first world’s natural spa, your driver will take you back to your centrally located Amman hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at the time of booking."
"Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request."
"Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed."
"Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher."
"Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes."
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request."
"Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company)."
"Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Entry Regulations to Jordan:No quarantine,Negative valid PCR test 72hours prior arrival,Vaccine Certificate,PCR test upon arrival if needed 28JOD/40USD per person for above 5years,cost directly thru a link.Airlines responsible to ensure requirements are met prior boarding.Updates by Health Ministry."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 8 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.