Day Tour To Bethany Baptism Jordan River Site, Madaba & Nebo Visit From Dead Sea - Amman

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Hotel in Dead Sea
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Stand beside the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized on this private 8-hour trip from Dead Sea. Travel to the Bethany Beyond the Jordan Baptism Site, also known as El-Maghtas, and tour the riverbanks and ruins of ancient churches, wells, and baptismal pools. Proceed to Madabas mosaic city to visit Saint Georges Church, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaic map depicting the Holy Land and Jordan; besides other mosaics at Madabas Archeological Park, as well as visit Saint John Church with its Bell Tower. Continue to Mount Nebo to enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley to Jericho and Jerusalem. Explore the ruins of a Byzantine church that once stood on the hilltop, and gain insight into biblical legend for which this ancient corner of the world is famous.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Depart from Dead sea in the comfort of a private vehicle to visit the city of Madaba known for its mosaics. The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church, marked with the points of interest of some historical stories recorded in the Bible. Then climb up Mount nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley, and visit the mosaics found inside the church of Mount nebo. Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordan River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the baptism sight of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. This tour is just indescribable!

The Baptism Site (In Arabic named: El-Maghtas) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994, but have already uncovered more than 20 churches, caves and baptismal pools dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Although the identification is not absolutely certain, archaeology has shown that the area known as Wadi Kharrar has long been believed to be the biblical Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. This area is also associated with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven, which is commemorated at a hill called Tell Mar Elias. This Bethany should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus was raised from the dead.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

English-Speaking Driver

Entrance fees to Bethany, Madaba St George Church, Archaeological Museum, St John Church, and Nebo

Local English-Speaking Guide at Bethany, and Madaba Saint George Church

On board WI-FI

Entry/Admission - The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ

Entry/Admission - Madaba Archaeological Park

Entry/Admission - St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

Entry/Admission - Mount Nebo

Exclusions

All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)

All type of beverages

All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver) Recommended

Personal Expenses

Anything else not mentioned

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).

Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.

Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.

Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request.

Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Entry Regulations to Jordan:No quarantine,Negative valid PCR test 72hours prior arrival,Vaccine Certificate,PCR test upon arrival if needed 28JOD/40USD per person for above 5years,cost directly thru a link.Airlines responsible to ensure requirements are met prior boarding.Updates by Health Ministry.

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Mar-2022

    The actual tour i would definitely recommend, all the places were extremely interesting and the tour guide at Baptism River site was very informative and did not rush us at all. Nebo had amazing views and i highly suggest the "lunch option" as it is a very filling feed and great tasting food The driver was on time and very informative but....... he insisted after Nebo visit to take me to a Mosaic store where i spent 30 mins having people trying to sell me stuff whilst he had coffee with his friends (pretending to fake interest is your best bet) and then after Madaba on the way back to the hotel he took me to another mosaic store but this time for 1hour and 10 minutes, what a complete waste of time. Obviously being a Westerner i was meant to have a black AMEX as for the whole time i was trying to be sold items worth over $600 with "free shipping" and the more i buy the better discount i would get. It wasn't until i left the store and stood beside the car did my driver actually get up from seeing his friends and took me back to my hotel

  • 24-Mar-2019

    This tour was excellent. The driver picked us up on time and delivered us to these three amazing sites and back to the hotel. The driver provided water and a friendly conversation throughout our trip.

  • 03-Jan-2017

    Very informative. The tour guide was accommodating to a couple of specific stops we wanted to make.

  • 03-Jan-2017

    Very informative. The tour guide was accommodating to a couple of specific stops we wanted to make.

  • 15-Mar-2016

    GREAT day! Shadi was an excellent driver and made sure we saw a few extra highlights along the way. Thank you! In addition, Shadi and the tour company was willing to pick us up in Amman and drop us off at our Dead Sea hotel...very helpful and made the day much more relaxing and enjoyable!

  • 15-Mar-2016

    GREAT day! Shadi was an excellent driver and made sure we saw a few extra highlights along the way. Thank you! In addition, Shadi and the tour company was willing to pick us up in Amman and drop us off at our Dead Sea hotel...very helpful and made the day much more relaxing and enjoyable!