Private Half Day Tour to Baptism Site or Bethany and Dead Sea from Amman

Day Trips & Excursions in Jordan

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Start your private 6 hour tour by scrolling down to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth visiting en route the site on the Jordan River where Jesus Christ was believed to be baptized. Proceed to the Dead Sea the first natural spa in the world and one of the most spectacular and spiritual places where you can enjoy a unique swim in its therapeutic salted water.
Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordan River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the official baptism sight of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. This tour is just indescribable and related to one’s own faith! Many baptisms and re baptisms can be organized as a symbol of one’s faith.  Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994, but have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods. The Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. This area is not only associated with Christianity but also related to the three divine religions: Jewish, Christian, and Islam with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven. This Bethany should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus was raised from the dead. It is just a unique place to visit and a most to complete your pilgrimage tour. Drive to the lowest point on earth, 400 meters under sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is by far one of Jordan’s most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun is known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed!

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private Transfer by air conditioned leisure vehicle according number of participants
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Local English Speaking Guide for classic visit of Bethany (Baptism Site)
  • Admission to mentioned sites: Baptism Site
  • Entrance to the Dead Sea Rest House with a complimentary towel
  • Entrance to the Dead Sea Spa hotel with a complimentary towel (if option selected) 

What’s not included

  • Local Guide where not mentioned
  • All type of meals and beverages
  • Infant meals
  • Entrance fees to additional sites
  • Any other service not mentioned
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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