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Amman To Bethany “baptism site” and Dead Sea Day Trip

The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ, Jordan
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Duration

8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

7 people

Languages

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Overview

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 take you down to over 400 metres below sea level to one of the world’s very first spa resorts. Used by kings of ancient civilizations, the Dead Sea is still to this day, a popular place for people to escape the daily grind with its abundant source of natural therapies. Prepare yourself for a relaxing day filled with carelessly floating in its high saline waters; lathering yourself with mineral-rich mud; and reading your favourite magazine by its sparkling shores. 

Accompanied by your own private driver; you’ll enjoy tailored attention on your private tour so you can focus your mind on exploring this unforgettable two sites. 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pass by Mar Elias
  • Jordan River
  • Float at the dead sea

Itinerary

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7:00 - 9:00 Meeting and introduction
7:00 - 9:00 Meeting and introduction

You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 7 a.m. – 9 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 toward Bethany about 45min drive.

10:30 - 12:00 The baptism site of Jesus Christ
10:30 - 12:00 The baptism site of Jesus Christ

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptised 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 40-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 baptised 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.

12:30 - 16:30 Dead Sea
12:30 - 16:30 Dead Sea

We continue our journey by descending quickly towards the lowest point on earth (423 metres below sea level).

Dead Sea: words can hardly describe this magnificent place, being one of the world’s first health resorts for kings like Herod the Great and many others.

Today all you have to do is relax and float on your back, read your favourite magazine and take a selfie for your facebook profile.

Things to consider:

When sun baking at the Dead Sea, it is popular for guests to cover themselves with mud and forget to use any sun protection. The sun’s harmful UV rays are filtered due to the high atmospheric pressure in the area, therefore we’d like all our guests to be careful so that they can enjoy their entire experience.

16:30 - 17:30 Returning to Amman

After a full day exploring Bethany & the dead sea, time to return back to Amman, the drive once again will be around 1:00 hr.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned deluxe car or mini-van.
  • Multilingual driver (languages include English, Arabic, Spanish, German and Italian). subject to availability the language.
  • Entrance Fees to the sites.
  • Meals.
  • Any Private Expenses.
  • Gratuities.
  • Local Guides.

Tour's Location

The Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ, Jordan

FAQs

Complementary
Small Bottle of Water
Wifi onboard (Subject to availability)

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Maria

12/02/2020

Excellent

On time, guide and driver, Mr. Better, very friendly,

Elena

08/01/2020
Dead sea and baptism of Jesus, we found bad weather but to see where Jesus was baptized it was worth the guide and she was nice and very kind the weather was ugly rare but it happened and so it was very cold and we could not enjoy of the dead sea that we have only wet our hands and paid 50 euros each to get in and out immediately given the cold .. certainly with the sun and the heat changes everything, but still it was a good experience .
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