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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We have rented a car from one of Dead Sea Hotels and drove for 15 min to the entrance of Baptism Site where you have to leave your car, pay the entrance and join a small group of tourist (8 total!) on a mini bus...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Dragan S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The site and its history are undoubtedly interesting, but as a touristic experience it leaves a lot to be desired. We were planning to stop here for an hour on the way through. This would be enough time to see the main sights, but because...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pw1232015
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting enough, if you happen to be nearby. Entrance is JD12 for foreigners, for a (dis)organized tour, which leaves every 30-60 minutes if there are enough people. JD20 extra if you want a golf cart to drive you around. There are a number of churches,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TravelTaavi
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a 'must see' for those touring Jordan's religious sites! At the site's parking lot, the wait for the bus, which takes tour groups to the Baptismal Site, was about 30 minutes or so. The tour of the Baptismal Site, the River Jordan and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The entrance fee is 10jd for Jordanian and 15 for foreigners. It gives you the entrance, a ride by bus to the site and a guide that speaks reasonable English. Once you get there you have to walk for about 30-40 minutes in about 35-40...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank SHusam
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The baptismal site, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, lies on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. The site is disputed between Jordan and Israel, which has traditionally had it's own baptismal site for many years. Known as the Maghtas,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jamal-John H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Though the current Jordan River is far from the place where Jesus got baptized, the place is still kept as it was years before.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We took ticket along with Jordan Pass. From Parking Bus took us to Site. There was guide who took us all location and explained the details. We saw the place with historic significance, church ruins, river side.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shree K
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The visit to the (supposed) baptismal site of Jesus was well organised, albeit quite touristic. The guide spoke English well and we got to stop for a while by the Jordan river. I think the tour took about an hour, or a bit more. You...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Firstly, I am not religious, but some of my friends are (ones a priest) and I went there to get some souvenirs for them. I was very impressed. There is a good gift shop at the start, bus with good aircon to take you to...More

Date of experience: August 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