Meeting and introduction (9:00 – 11:00)
You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 9 a.m.–11 a.m (your exact timing will be provided by the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey towardBethany about 30 min drive.
The baptism site of Jesus Christ (11:00 – 12:30)
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John” (Matthew 3:13)
The baptism site of Jesus Christ, Bethany (not to be confused with the Jerusalem village Bethany, where Lazarus was raised from the dead) lies on the River Jordan, just 15 minutes north of the Dead Sea. This site holds great significance for Christians and thousands of them gather every year in January for the feast of Epiphany.
We pick you up from your hotel and take a short 30 - minute drive to Bethany. First, we stop by the
visitor centre as it is a border zone; only shuttle buses are allowed entry, which run every half-hour. You will briefly pass by Mar Elias where it is believed that Prophet Elijah was born and rose to heaven in a whirlwind.
You will then be driven closer to the Jordan River and the tour continues on foot, bypassing a small
byzantine church. Close by is the site where Jesus was believed to be baptized by John.
The walking trail will eventually lead you to the Jordan River. The walking tour will take approximately 90 minutes accompanied by a guide and audio guide that is included in the ticket fee.
Returning to dead sea
After a full day exploring Madaba & Mount Nebo, time to return back to Dead sea, the drive once again
will be around 30 mins