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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found my tour guide in Amman through a friend. He is amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. Reasonabley priced. He took me to a natural waterfall and Dead Sea in Jordan. I totally recommend him and I uploaded a pic of his business card here. Contact him...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Faisal K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is well managed and shade has been provided over most of the boarded walkways. Some visitors were disappointed that they could not bathe their feet in the waters of the river. This despite that the fact that on the Israeli side visitors were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard_SW11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i am not christian or orthodox but i respect any religious . this place looks like simple but its holy place . you can see how holy river jordan split pelestine and jordan. and both side of river all devotees are taking bath . both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harshdudhia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 30 January 2019

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
5  Thank ALEXandYUKI
Reviewed 29 January 2019

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 20 January 2019

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 16 January 2019

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
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Alejandria A
17 February 2019|
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Response from Raamis | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Israel side. From Jordan side, no bus. You can take a taxi to the site, but you will have to ask your taxi to wait for you. Due to tight security around the area, you don't see many taxis to hail there. I... More
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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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