Your tour begins in Amman towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight recognized by the Vatican. "Bethany Beyond the Jordan", where John preached and baptized Jesus, has long been known in the Bible and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site is located on the east bank of the Jordan River.
- Private Half Day Tour of several famous Baptist Sights
- See great views on the East bank of the Jordan River
- Visit some stunning archaeological sites
- Tailor your private tour to suit your own interests
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What You Can Expect
This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our driver, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.
This tour was very pleasing indeed and certainly showed us all the areas of interest that we had. The giude / driver was also very willing to engage with us. This was a short tour but certainly filled the bill for us.
The "private" aspect of the tour is that a driver takes you from your hotel to the site and back, and pays entry into the site. There you join one of the frequent small group tours between the visitor center and the baptism sites and Jordan River.
Our shuttle bus stopped along the road to look at the Tell a-Kharrar/Elijah's hill site from a distance and thru the bus windows for a couple minutes. No one was let off the bus, let alone go actually visit the site.
Then we continued on to the baptism site area, where we had the better part of the hour to walk through that area with a very informative guide.
I would have given this just 3 stars given the poor handling of the Elijah's Hill area, but I think most people come here for the baptism/Jordan River sites and will be satisfied with how that portion was handled.