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Obviously of great significance. This is a well managed and informational visit. You only see a small part of the overall area, given it's very sensitive location. Israel is but a few metres away.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

My Ethiopian Orthodox Christian wife & daughter visited the site late in the afternoon & were fascinated to see the place where Saint John the Baptist baptised Jesus.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wibbly52
Reviewed 5 days ago

Feeling so blessed we went to visit this biblical site and got baptized in the river Jordan on a beautiful sunny January day. Very special experience and meeting people from all over the world. Such a special place to see and experience. Little walking is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amzingHolyland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The following review is based on firsthand experience visiting this site on Jan 14, 2019. If you plan on visiting on your own you need to know that this site is located on a military installation and visiting unattended is not permitted. After parking your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ALEXandYUKI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There will be a shuttle from the ticket booth to the riverside and a guide will accompany the guests. The guide assigned to our group was very knowledgeable of the history of the place. If you are a Christian, this is truly a spiritual experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ultron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not very religious people but this tour was fantastic and interesting.I loved the fact that a very knowledgable Muslim man was the guide on this tour and that it was historical facts that were what were talked about and religion was not rammed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keithrevenge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit to this Holy Site that is also a cultural and archeological place. I highly recommend visiting. We did not take the generic tour from the visitor's center. I had contacted the Bethany Across the Jordan Lutheran Church, ELCJHL - it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JeannieH120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had already been baptized, so I didn't get baptized here (besides, it was VERY COLD!) But several members of our group did so. It was a lovely experience. WORD TO THE WISE: The site sells baptismal gowns for $8 each. They are THIN and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jordan River, natural border between Israel and Jordan. You can't go there by your car but you have to go to visitor center first. The tour we got from visitor center was fabulous. It is all included in Jordan Pass. The guide was pleasant and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tonijevk
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Want to see what the place where Jesus was likely baptized? It’s a low key place not packed with tourists like across the river. Depending on which Jordan pass you purchase, you might be able to get in free here. The tour guides are knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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sarahmcole
12 February 2019|
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Response from Toni3452 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can do it. This site is located 1h drive from Amman city and you only need 1 hour more or less to visit it unless you want to have a bath there
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Kimberlee C
11 November 2018|
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Response from Dragan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you can't go down, only from viewing platform and you can not separate from the group and local guide as you are right on border between Jordan and Israel.Jordanian soldiers are there all the time. However you will... More
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