We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Jordan River Baptismal Site

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jordan River | Bethany, f, Jordan
Phone Number: 7765333
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$113*
and up
Private Half Day Tour Baptism Site or Bethany From Dead Sea
More Info
$163*
and up
Private Amman Airport Layover Tour: The Baptism Site and Jordan River
More Info
$121*
and up
Private Tour: Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 340 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
An interesting spot

If you're crossing by, it's definitely worth a visit. A mini van takes you from the ticket counter closer to the baptism site every 30 minutes. There is a guide who provides some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2016
R M
,
India
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 227: English reviews
Leicester
Level Contributor
70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a week in Jordan, the greatness of Petra, the beauty of Mujib and Dana and floating in the Dead Sea- did not think that the Baptismal site could impress on our last day. I was mistaken. This is a spiritual experience and watching Israel from across the narrow river felt surreal. I have a small bottle of water from... More 

Helpful?
Thank ddna
bangalore
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to visit this holy site. The guided experience was good as was the cleanliness and the shuttle service etc. One is separated here from Israel border by merely a metre of water of the Jordan River! Amazing and perfectly safe. With soldiers on both sides. Worth seeing for sure!

Helpful?
Thank BangaloreShanks1971
Jaipur, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to go on a cloudy day, its a beautiful place and its amazing to see the two nations divided by a river and so close...

Helpful?
Thank Bhavesh1317
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got baptized in the river of Jordan, a must do if you are going. It is a refreshing and cleansing experience. First timer as I was or to renew your birth withJesus Christ.

Helpful?
Thank Punky1956
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Jordan River Baptismal site from the Israel side. We went as part of a pilgrim tour group. We had priests who blessed and prayed as we stood in knee deep water. It was a nice experience, specially being there and being blessed while we renewed our baptismal vows. We could see the other side of the site... More 

Helpful?
Thank 314peter
Copperas Cove, Texas
Level Contributor
284 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here on our pilgrimage. I had no idea what to expect other than getting wet and then having to be in wet clothes the rest of the day. But the area has been improved to include shaded areas, a shower and bathroom facility. Showers are more outdoor with screens, and the bathrooms are more private. Bring a change... More 

Helpful?
Thank cubgirl65
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our trip to Bethany beyond the Jordan. As Christians it felt really special and spiritual to us... If we had got there ten minutes later it may have been ruined by the rowdy tourists on the Israeli side. Was amazing to see the ACTUAL place that Jesus was baptised and to get in and bless my husband and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jessica W
India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

If you're crossing by, it's definitely worth a visit. A mini van takes you from the ticket counter closer to the baptism site every 30 minutes. There is a guide who provides some basic information. The site itself is not too well maintained. The walk ends at the Jordan River and has devotees on the Israel and Jordan sides getting... More 

Helpful?
Thank R M
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
245 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

So far this has been my favorite stop in Jordan. To see all of the church bring built as you arrive by bus at the site is wonderful. I wish the Catholic Church had been co pelted, but oh well. Our guide was great - spoke very good English and was very informative. The walkway down to the river is... More 

Helpful?
Thank livinginlondon1344
Level Contributor
69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Tried to find more information on the tour before we went. Luckily we got there before the final 5:30 tour. We paid in advance for the tour when we purchased the Jordan pass. We had to wait about 40 minutes for the tour to start. I asked if our stroller would work on the path and they said it would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adam M

Travelers who viewed Jordan River Baptismal Site also viewed

Dead Sea Region, Jordan
Madaba, Madaba Governorate
 
Dead Sea Region, Jordan
Dead Sea Region, Jordan
 

Been to Jordan River Baptismal Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jordan River Baptismal Site and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Jordan River Baptismal Site staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?