• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Meet your driver at your Amman hotel, and travel by private, leisure air-conditioned vehicle to the River Jordan with your own private English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide. 

On route, soak in views of Jordan’s landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “Al-Maghtas” in Arabic for the Baptism site, the place on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. 

Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000. Drink in the powerful sense of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools. 

As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. 

Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead.

 Depart for the city of As-Salt, where your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the Harmony Trail. Visit Jordan's first ancient capital’s highlights such as Abu Jaber house and As-Salt Museum. Al-Khader Orthodox Church, the Great Mosque, the English Evangelical Hospital Complex, Al-Ein Plaza, and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church. Learn how the lives of local residents who follow both Christian and Muslim faiths are intertwined. 

After your walking tour, you'll have some free time to explore on your own this beautiful city’s downtown and markets before returning to Amman for your hotel drop-off.

Tour with Lunch: Upgrade after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch at a local restaurant.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off 
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants 
  • English-Speaking Driver 
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites: Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River) and As - Salt Harmony Trail
  • Local English-Speaking Guide for classic visit of Bethany (Baptism Site at Jordan River) and Al - Salt Harmony Trail
  • Local Lunch; if option selected
  • On board WI-FI

What's excluded

  • 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

What do I need to bring

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

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. 
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request. 
  • Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.  
  • Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher
  • Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.
  • Mobile SIM cards including Wi-Fi are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company). 
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.
  • Visits are not allowed during prayer times
  • Dress code at the Mosques: Women should wear attire covering their arms and legs and should cover their head with scarf. Men should wear normal shirt and trousers.
  • Dress code at Churches: Modest.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 3 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 7 days or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 8 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CITY TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • CITY BREAK
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION

Guided Language

  • English

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