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Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
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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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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

The alleged baptism site of Issa bin Maryam by Yahya bin Zakariyya. You need to take a shuttle from the visitor centre to the site. The fee is JD12 with a guided tour. Across the muddy pool is Occupied Palestine and we see pilgrims performing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

A place where Lord Jesus was baptized in a narrow small Jordan river, One have to use steps to go down up to the place, many christian groups were still doing Baptiste in river. Across the very narrow river is Israel.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rupawala
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Every 30 minutes a small minibus takes tourists with a guide for 12 JD each, about 2kms to an area where you then have to walk down a covered trail for approx 1km to the baptismal site. The tour lasts approx 1.5 hrs and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RHM1957
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Every 30 minutes there is a tour with a guide at the site. A must go place to visit. The guide is very professional.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AidaBeirut
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Ok - the river is quite small. But what is fascinating is to see the religious groups having services and baptismal ceremonies. We came to the Jordanian side and were assured by our guide that archeological evidence shows that this has more authenticated evidence of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

If you want to see a bunch of peopLe jump in creek water that is muddy and dirty, then come here.. I was Looking forward to this pLace the most but was Let down.. I didn’t feeL very hoLy here.. the souvenir shop is seLLing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank davidshnoudeh
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Visited today both Babtist sites in the Holy Land. One at the mouth of the Jordan River and the other at the entrance of the Dead Sea a site called Kassar El Yahood. Both sites are clean and comfortable for visiting pilgrims depending on how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HolylandTourGuide
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

In September, went with a christian tour group to Jordan to see the river where Jesus Christ was baptist. River wasn’t that big but was cool. Was amazed as the water looked muddy but will not stain and make filthy the white robe they wore....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BreMar467
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I thought it would take at most a couple of hours and be done with. You get the ticket, wait for a ride to get to starting point and from there you walk more than 1/2 hour to get to Jordan river where you witness...More

Date of experience: October 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