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The Dead Sea - in Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Mayyit (“Sea of Death”), and in Hebrew Yam HaMelaẖ (“Salt Sea”) - is a natural salt lake located between Israel an...

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Enjoy a relaxing and indulging day at the Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort! You'll be picked up from your hotel in Amman and head to the lowest p...

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4 hours
Available in: English
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The Dead Sea chill out tour, leaves from Jerusalem and heads directly from the city to the lowest place on earth, where you'll have the chan...

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4 hours
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Start this wonderful day tour with a trip to Madaba and explore a city that is best known for the famous 6th century Mosaic map of Jerusalem...

Duration
5 hours
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Enjoy a full-day tour starting with the sunrise in Masada and ending with a relaxing dip into the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea! Your d...

Duration
12 hours
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Discover the rock-cut architecture of the ancient Nabatean rose city of Petra! This private shore excursion from Aqaba to Petra and Little P...

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9 hours
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Start the excursion with a panoramic view of the city from Mount of Olives. You will then head towards Mount Zion where you can visit King D...

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24 hours
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Enjoy a day of rest around the Dead Sea shore relaxing in its warm therapeutic waters. After you have been picked up from your hotel, you wi...

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5 hours
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Kickstart your Arabian adventure from central Amman, settle into your air-conditioned vehicle for a small group tour, and head over for some...

Duration
10 hours
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Start your journey with a ride through the Judean desert that takes you to the Dead Sea. You will also stop at a local cosmetic shop of the ...

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24 hours
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This wonderful day tour starts in Amman. Once picked up from your hotel you will head straight to Madaba, a city best known for the famous 6...

Duration
8 hours
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Available in: English
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On this Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea tour you will visit three sites full of natural beauty and history. After leaving Tel Aviv you will t...

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10 hours 30 minutes
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Join this tour to Masada, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour and visit three sites full of natural beauty and history, allowing you to explore the a...

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7 hours
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Available in: English

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The inside story

The Dead Sea - in Arabic Al-Baḥr Al-Mayyit (“Sea of Death”), and in Hebrew Yam HaMelaẖ (“Salt Sea”) - is a natural salt lake located between Israel and Jordan. It's intriguing ancient history, which dates back to Biblical times, and incredible natural beauty makes this a must-see location for anyone visiting the region.

It's surface and shores are approx. 1,400 ft. below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest point. Almost 10 times as salty as the ocean, the extremely high salt density allows swimmers to float in its waters. As its name suggests, the high levels of salinity and concentration of minerals also means that no fish or aquatic species can grow or survive in the Dead Sea.

Believed to have healing properties, the Dead Sea attracts visitors from far and wide seeking its natural wellness benefits. The nutrient rich mud surrounding the waters creates an all-natural spa treatment. You will find buckets of raw Dead Sea mud along the shore which you can use on your skin and allow to dry in the sun, before washing it off and floating in the water.

The high concentration of minerals in the water, the low elevation and high oxygen levels make for an extremely unusual but restorative environment and are said to heal many health issues including skin conditions, arthritis, heart conditions and respiratory issues.

There are public beaches along the shores open to locals and day-trippers. If you’re looking to stay the night, then there are some luxurious hotels in the area with private access points to the water. You will also find a number of spas located along the coast where you can spend the day relaxing and indulging in wellness treatments.

The Dead Sea is accessible by public transport or car. The easiest and most popular way to visit is booking a guided tour with transport included.

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How to get there

Dead Sea Highway 90 (Israel-Palestine) Jerusalem
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