BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN - JESUS BAPTISM SITE

Bethany beyond the Jordan

Tour Duration: 4-5 hours

Prices start from as low as $20 USD per person.

This trip will cover: Bethany beyond the Jordan (Baptism Site)

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptised by John” (Matthew 3:13)

The baptism site of Jesus Christ, Bethany (not to be confused with the Jerusalem village Bethany, where Lazarus was raised from the dead) lies on the River Jordan, just 15 minutes north of the Dead Sea. This site holds great significance for Christians and thousands of them gather every year in January for the feast of Epiphany.

We pick you up from your hotel and take a short 40 minute drive to Bethany. First we stop by the visitor centre as it is a border zone; only shuttle buses are allowed entry, which run every half-hour. You will briefly pass by Mar Elias where it is believed that Prophet Elijah was born and rose to heaven in a whirlwind.

You will then be driven closer to the Jordan River and the tour continues on foot, bypassing a small byzantine church. Close by is the site where Jesus was believed to be baptised by John.

The walking trail will eventually lead you to the Jordan River. The walking tour will take approximately 90 minutes accompanied by a guide and audio guide that is included in the ticket fee.

Baptism site entrance fee: 12 Jordanian dinars.


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