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The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ

Al-Maghtas, Jordan
+962 5 359 0360
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First of all, I was taken here by three Jordanian friends (Muslim) and our guide was a Muslim. So I have no idea what a previous reviewer was referring to as "racism". It is really expensive, but pretty well organized. I would say it is...More

Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this site on our way to the Dead Sea , apparently you are not allowed to take the tour if you are Muslim , they didn't say it directly but they danced around like a ballerina and it was obvious, we felt so...More

Thank Nagham N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this tour - it is very well done it includes a dip in the River Jordan if you wish and seeing the baptism site is almost outer worldly. Our guide was great my little 3 year old loved the River Jordan which is...More

Thank molvol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing , emotional and just beautiful..great guides and breath taking sites ...even regardless of your faith i found it a life value experience

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site has been well maintained and renovated by the Jordanians and is well worth a visit. Get the tickets at the entrance to the site and then take a shuttle bus down.You can add this to your Jordan explorer pass and is well worth...More

Thank phake2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the spot where Jesus was supposed to have been baptised.The venue is in a protected land and one has to go through a visitor centre where the cars are parked. Only tour buses are permitted in. From this point a ticket has to...More

Thank LataV
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was brilliant- sadly I don't remember his name. He was an archeologist and his English was perfect. He gave a very informative tour. The site itself is very well kept and has been visited and approved by the last three popes, and...More

Thank Grace86London
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was a moving historical site, only marred somewhat by the guide's brisk pace. Our guidebook had said that if you brought a car you could get a personal guide and drive around at your own pace, but that wasn't the case. Instead, we had...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Driving into the scrubland in the Jordan Valley you really don't expect an extraordinary awaits you. The dusty park and ride with its rudimentary facilities don't lead you to expect much either. But the mini bus drops you off in a small group and you...More

Thank Donald K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The baptism site at Al Maghtas, runs a shuttle bus that takes you around the various places of interest. You can even hope into the Jordan River and have your own private baptism if you so desire.

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Stephen Z
15 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.
31 July 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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21 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