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Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman

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Amman, Jordan
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icon5 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Visit the baptism site of Jesus and Dead Sea on a private, 8-hour tour from Amman. Travel to the River Jordan where it’s believed John the Baptist lived and baptised Jesus, and take a group tour to the revered spot, called Bethany Beyond The Jordan or in Arabic, as El-Maghtas. Then, visit the Dead Sea, at the Earth’s lowest point, to float in the salt-rich waters. Private transport plus hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private full-day tour of Dead Sea and Jordan River baptismal site from Amman
  • Visit the UNESCO-protected site of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist
  • See the baptism pools and discover the area’s religious importance on a shared tour
  • Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the Earth's lowest point
  • Includes private, round-trip transport and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees at own expense
  • Price is per vehicle, with a maximum of seven passengers
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Bottled water
English speaking driver.
Transportation (hotel pickup and Drop-off, air-conditioned vehicle, on-board WiFi, Fuel Surcharge)
Meals, Gratuities, Local guide at site, Personal Expenses
Entry Fees to Sites

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup Point: Your hotel in Amman
Return point: Returns to the original departure point

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Depart your Amman hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and travel south to the Jordan River valley, home to the spot where it’s believed that John the Baptist baptised Jesus Christ.

After the 34-mile (55-kilometer) journey, arrive at the revered site on the river's eastern banks, known as Bethany Beyond The Jordan, or in Arabic as El-Maghtas. The location was authenticated by the Vatican as the official site of Jesus’ anointment during a visit by Pope John Paul in 2000, and is also held holy by the Islamic and Jewish faiths as the place where the Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven.

Purchase an admission ticket (own expense), and choose to take a shuttle bus or walk to the baptism pool, learning about its history, and how John the Baptist lived here while performing his baptisms.

Next, re-join your driver and continue to the Dead Sea, the vast salt lake at 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, the lowest point on Earth. The lake is known for its concentration of salt and minerals, which lend its waters therapeutic properties and enable swimmers to float on the surface.

Take in the spectacular views of the calm, shining lake, and then head inside a resort hotel on its shores (own expense). Here, enjoy free time to relax on the mineral beach, bask in the beautiful setting, and wade into the waters to experience the unique floating sensation. Be sure to strike the classic pose of lying back and floating as you read a magazine or book!

Later, at a time prearranged with your driver, hop back into your vehicle and ride back to Amman, where your trip ends with a drop-off at the original start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ
Leave Amman to visit the Baptist site, 55 kilometers away. Visit the baptism site, located on the east side of the Jordanian River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the official baptism sight of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. This tour is indescribable and related to one’s own faith. Many baptisms and re baptisms can be organized as a symbol of one’s faith. This area is not only associated with Christianity but also related to the three divine religions: Jewish, Christian, and Islam with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Dead Sea Museum
You will then head to the lowest point on earth, 400 meters beneath sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself, there are no living fish. It is by far one of Jordan’s most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun is known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed! Once your day tour has finished you will be returned to Amman hotel the same pick-up location.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY R&H VIP Transportation Services & Car Rental

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Private Tour: Dead Sea and Baptism Site from Amman?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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NALA40
, Jul 2018
$60 a head for a round-trip of 45 mins to the Dead Sea?? Our driver never took us to the Baptism Site but to Mount Nebo instead. He also made us stop in a Mosaic selling place where we were
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