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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting tour of the original baptismal site of Jesus Christ and the complete with the 5 churches set up there separated by 700 years.

Thank Larrychibs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to this historical site. From the Jordanian side, it is an easy and close drive from the Dead Sea. We purchased tickets online (at the same time as our Jordan pass, but not included). We didn’t realized that in order...More

Thank knelson126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm glad I wento this site. Our guide was no good as he rushed us throught the whole tour and we wanted to stay a bit longer, I also wanted to go to Elijah's hill, but he said that it was closed. He was really...More

Thank imeverywhere
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Its one of those places you probably go to on the way to or from the airport. It'll mean a lot more to those of a religious persuasion, as its just a couple of old ruins well away from the modern river course, a small...More

Thank Tina_and_Graham
Reviewed 17 April 2018

It is an astonishing Place and very moving site by the River Jordan its a Place to visit if you ever go to Jordan its 30 minutes away from Amman , the trip is very interesting to see the country side and bits of the...More

Thank toneme007
Reviewed 15 April 2018

I live in Jordan and took my mom and aunt who are visiting for a tour of Jordan. We did the baptism site early on a Friday morning before heading to the Dead Sea. You drive to the visitors center, purchase your tickets and then...More

1  Thank amontg10
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Located on the road to the Dead sea. This is a definite must. Entry can be gained using the Jordan pass or on the gate. A guided tour is included and lasts over an hour. You'll understand the history of Jesus's baptism, along with insight...More

1  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We only saw the baptism site no explanation for other areas, were told we would see 3 area’s, a lot of time spent in a gift shop before and after walking to the site. Guide disinterested. Be prepared to wait, whole round trip over 2...More

Thank Tristan B
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I visited the site last 31st March with a group of friends and we paid the 12jd entrance fee. We visited the place where Jesus was baptized with a disorganized tour that we lost after the guide just stopped for 15 minutes at the river...More

1  Thank mpauls
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This takes about one hour. The big delay is that you have to take a bus from the ticket office to the actual baptism site. There is a beautiful church and it is the closest that you will get to Israel from Jordan. Very historic.

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Stephen Z
16 June 2017|
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Response from Debasish K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is some distance to walk from the bus stop to the actual baptism site and then to the Jordan river which is about 500m but most of the walk is through a shaded path.
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TomLondonENG
1 August 2016|
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Response from Ropongi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get baptised, but there is no permanent priest there: it is necessary to be organized in advance.
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22 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
Safety is not a problem at all. I have been there twice and I do appreciate that people can have a perception of danger because of its location, but you could not be safer. Everybody is there to witness a past event and... More
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