In Old Testament times, the land east of the Jordan River included the Ammonite, Moabite and Edomite kingdoms. In the New Testament, the region included most of the cities of the Decapolis. The Greeks called it Perea, which meant the “territory beyond.” This is where Jesus taught multitudes, performed miracles and cast out demons, as he traveled back and forth between east and west, proclaiming his message.
From visa information to info about available tour operators who specialize in religious travel, we've got you covered!
The Jordan pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been especially tailor-made for visitors to the country. It gives pass holders the ability to make the most out of their trip visiting top sights and attractions whilst saving time, money and stress.
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The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts.
The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located half an hour by car from Amman.
For North American travelers, visas can be obtained when arriving in Jordan at the airport or any border crossing (except
Single Entry - JD 48 (approx. USD $67.50), valid for two months
Double Entry - JD 70 (approx. USD $97.50), valid for three months
Multiple Entry - JD 133 (approx. USD $187.50), valid for six months
Visas must be paid in the local currency and can be extended at any police station. A departure tax of 5 JD is paid at any border crossing except the airports.
We've created four separate itineraries tailored around different biblical areas of focus. We invite you to explore the 4 itineraries and find which is the best fit for your trip!