We were on the Jordan side. We visited on a weekday in July 2013, we had a rental car and drove to the entrance, other people had taxis or tours from their hotels. As soon as we arrived, there was a bus ready to leave, we were lucky because the next bus left in another hour. The entrance is 12JD per person, includes the bus ride to the site (cars are not allowed) and an electronic guide. All this was just ok. The guide then guided us on a total 1 hour tour to several different stops, one of which is the river Jordan where Jesus was baptized. There was shade, benches and we could put our feet into the water - one man even went completely in and dunked himself. Maybe if I had a change of clothes this would have been a good idea, especially since its symbolic of being baptized in the same place as Jesus. Israel is literally right there, so close - there were a couple of armed guards on the Jordan and Israel sides. There were a couple of places to buy souvenirs. It was very hot, there is an Orthodox Church that is air conditioned, and a water fountain. Though I would have preferred to just go on our own, walk around, etc. instead do using the guide, overall it was fine.