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Very purifying place. Once you reach the park area and pay the entrance fee of 12JOD there is a shuttle bus that drives you to the place. If you want to get baptized you need to by a dress for it. It will cost you...More
We visited the place from the Jordan side. We stopped at a parking spot and then taken to the actual site by shuttle bus. A guide was with us to explain. Once at the river there was a guard but he was of no bother...More
I'm personally not religious, but this place was amazing. We were here on Israel side, so we've noticed couple of border guards from both sides (Israel and Jordan), but they were super friendly and even let me take pictures of them. Then you can actually...More
We weren’t told about this site but tried exploring, you need to stop at parking spot and take a shuttle tour(mandatory) we enjoyed a lot as there were 6 of us and it took us almost 2 hours but was worth it and we left...More
Worst guide and tour in years. Guide completely uninterested and uninformative. Rude salesperson at ticket entry. Even though you can enter the site, the guide somehow skipped it. Taking something that can be beautiful and completely ruining it... Such a shame.
Very solemn place. Kept in an original state as possible, whereas the facilities across the River Jordan on the West Bank are very modern. It was a very long walk in the middle of Summer, and the organisers need to offer some basic transportation to...More
This site costs about 12 Jordanian diners per person. Kids are free. Wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water.
There is a nice gift shop onsite. You can purchase a white robe for baptism at this shop.
Tour guides were awesome, knowledgeable and attentive.
This place is actual broader of Jordan and Israel. The tour bus and tour guide is provided by Baptism commission Jordan and it’s included in the ticket. The multi-languages brochure are available at tickets booths.
Drinks and snacks is available for purchase at the shops,...More
It was quite an experience visiting the actual site where Jesus Christ was Baptized. The good thing is that the whole area has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and that way they are able to preserve it for current and future generations. Its...More
Response from Susie1028 | Reviewed this property |
The actual site of Jesus’ baptism is roped off—it’s a pretty dried up tributary of the river Jordan. Many people get baptized in the Jordan River, from both the Israel and Jordan sides. But the site of Jesus’ baptism is in... More
The actual site of Jesus’ baptism is roped off—it’s a pretty dried up tributary of the river Jordan. Many people get baptized in the Jordan River, from both the Israel and Jordan sides. But the site of Jesus’ baptism is in Jordan.
Response from johannr396 | Reviewed this property |
We found Jordan very safe. We did have a driver with us for our whole stay, so that made a difference. I’m not sure about the whole “crossing from Israel” thing, as we didn’t go to Israel, but I do know they have some... More
We found Jordan very safe. We did have a driver with us for our whole stay, so that made a difference. I’m not sure about the whole “crossing from Israel” thing, as we didn’t go to Israel, but I do know they have some restrictions about drivers crossing the border. You wouldn’t, I think, be able to use an Israeli driver in Palestine - but I’m not sure about Jordan.
You can get into the water without a priest, but if you want to be baptized, a priest would be helpful... we had an excellent guide, who explained the historical baptismal site to us. It’s not on the Israeli side!
Can’t help you about the visa issue, sorry.
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