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Reviewed 16 January 2019

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
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

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
1  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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Reviewed 4 January 2019

We decided to visit this place although it wasn't planned before. Very interesting place to visit for two main reasons: i) religious experience, as according to our guide, this has been consensually chosen as the place where Jesus was baptized and ii) political experience, as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Jordan River -a beautiful and holy site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. A few of the visitors who wanted a dip in the river ,were dressed in white and two people held the person and immersed in water completely and lifted him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Since we were in town experiencing the Dead Sea, we spent the 12JD to experience the historic site. After all, when would we ever get this opportunity again? The experience was just as other reviews have mentioned. Historically interesting, with lots of different churches along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Second time here on visits to Jordan. Its around 20kms from the dead sea resorts. This is more a place of historical events than what is there now. Its where John the Baptist lived and where he baptised Jesus. A place marked at the foot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you are Christian you have to go with the priest to renew your baptismal vows. I saw a lot of different Christian groups from orthodox to protestants to catholics

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank andyk59
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Simply put, if you are a Christian and are on the Jordanian side of the Jordan, you MUST visit here. If you are not sure why, read your Bible. Short walk, life changing experience

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Is not much of a site if you are not going for regilious reasons. It is worth seeing it, but I reccomend to buy the tour with Jordan pass and not pay extra for it.

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
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
Kimberlee C
11 November 2018|
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