Pilgrims flock to Yardenit, a popular baptism and pilgrimage spot on the Israeli side of the Jordan River. Although Jesus is believed to have been baptized in Al-Maghtas, on the Palestinian side of the river, this site served as a substitute for the original baptism location after the Six-Day War until it reopened in 2011. Join the flocks of pilgrims from all over the world and of different faiths, who come here to see the holy river, buy a bottle of the sacred water, and participate in a baptism ritual. A visit to Yardenit represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kinneret trip itinerary website to plot your vacation.
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  • Just to see the Jordan River was an experience. But to witness group baptisms was even more than that. Very surreal to think how many times this has happened, and also remembering from history how it ...  more »
  • Although we went almost a year ago, I felt prompted to add my review because my experience was different than many I'm reading. Maybe some of the issues have been addressed in the meantime. Yes, the p...  more »
  • I am a Christian and I have been baptized as a child but I am very exaited to be baptized back in jordan river, it looks like other rivers, there are ducks swimming and there are small fish, but this ...  more »
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  • The New Testament may also have two places to baptize Jesus by John. One near the Sea of ​​Galilee and the other near Jericho. The place near the Sea of ​​Galilee is very beautiful and tidy. It is located at the outlet of the Jordan River from the sea of Galilee. The Jordan river here is very wide and beautiful and clean with eucalyptus trees. You may buy special white dress with them you descend into the water and yiu may pass the baptismal ceremony. There are clean and orderly dressing rooms and there is a great souvenir shop at good prices and a kiosk for coffee and ice cream. recommended.
  • Nice area at the Jordan River. The nature here is really beautiful and seems to be part of a jungle in South America (and not in Israel). There is the is the possibility to have a bath/baptism in the river which is frequently used. There are showers as well which might be useful in cold days. The entrance is foe free and the is a large merchandise shop.
  • If you like to see a shallow river with nice scenery surrounding it you might but other then that just leave it. It has a very touristic atmosphere. You'll be guided through a large store when leaving and all that is just for the money.
  • Beautiful site. Large gift shop. Restrooms cost money if you dont do a baptism there...love the atmosphere and the surroundings. Very calming, even when there are lots of people there
  • Beautiful experience. Clean and well organized. I will never forget being baptised in the Jordan River. Be advised there is no clergy on duty. If you want to be baptised you have to find someone willing to do it. There are usually plenty of clergy with tour groups, but you have to ask.

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