Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman

Day Trips & Excursions in Amman

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Visit the Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. It is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. The Dead Sea is the first world natural spa and the lowest point on earth. 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.
Leave Amman to visit the Baptist site, 55 kilometers away. Visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordanian 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 indescribable and related to one’s own faith. Many baptisms and re baptisms can be organized as a symbol of ones faith. 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.You will then head to the lowest point on earth, 400 meters beneath sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself, there are no living fish. 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!Once your day tour has finished you will be returned to Amman hotel same pick-up location.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking driver. 
  • Free Wifi 

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Local guide at sites 

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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