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Private visit to Bethany where Jesus was baptized from Amman

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From USD 106.71 USD 96.04

Guaranteed departures in English every day.

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What is included in this tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Amman.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance to Bethany (Baptism site on the Jordan River)
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle, with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
  • English speaking driver

Not included & Optionals

  • Lunch and drinks.
  • Tips and personal expenses.
  • Acquire lunch by clicking on "Personalize your Program" or in step 1, when entering your reservation.
  • 10% discount for groups of 10 travelers or more.

Hotel pickup

The tour includes pick up and drop off from/to the majority of the hotels in Amman city center. In step 1/3 of the booking process, we will inform you about the pick up time from your hotel or the closest pick up point.

Approximate duration

4-hour excursion with guaranteed departures every day of the year.

Departure time: 09:00 a.m.

Return time: 1:00 p.m.

When to book?

Greca manages its own services but we always recommend that you book as early as possible in order to ensure availability.

Payment Method

Reservations can be paid by credit and debit card via our website.


Full refund for cancellations at least 48 hours in advance. In case you want to modify the date, check that the tour is operative on the desired date.


Once the reservation is made you will receive an email with your booking number or receipt. Printed vouchers are not essential for this tour.

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Excursion Itinerary: Bethany From Amman In Private


The tour will begin when your driver picks you up at your Amman hotel and you travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to the Jordan River. Along the way, you'll soak in views of Jordan's arid landscapes and stop at Bethany beyond the Jordan River, known as El-Maghtas in Arabic, the site on the river's eastern bank where Jesus is believed to have been baptized by John the Baptist.

You will meet a local guide and take a tour of the river banks and excavated key ruins, discover how the site was hallowed as the place of Jesus' baptism by the Vatican and received a visit from Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. You will take in the powerful sense of spirituality, and you will see the remains of the Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells and baptismal pools. As you walk, you will listen to your guide, who will tell you why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. You will learn more about this famous Christian pilgrimage site and how it is considered sacred in the three main religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as it is the believed place of the ascension of the prophet Elijah to heaven.

After this tour, you will meet your driver again and return to your hotel in Amman.

Optionally, we can add a trip to Iraq Al Amir, home to numerous cliff-side caves dating back to the Copper Age. We will visit olive groves and pine trees, and after seeing the caves, we will continue to Qasr al-Abad, a restored pre-Roman building dating from the 2nd or 3rd century BC. We will admire the exterior, the pillars and the animal carvings as we walk through the old building, which is believed to have been a villa or a minor palace.

Greca Tip: Bethany on this trip is not to be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where Mary Magdalene is believed to have lived and Lazarus was raised from the dead.

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