With its mineral-rich waters and serene views, the Dead Sea is the Middle East’s fountain of youth.
The lowest, saltiest, and by far the most distinguished body of water on the planet, the Dead Sea is an exhilarating natural wonder. It has been a healing site for centuries, fed by the Jordan River. On its shores, intense layers of foam pile up. The result is a balmy shade of blue, accentuating the striking appearance of the turquoise lake. For over a thousand years, the Dead Sea has attracted people from the Mediterranean looking to get a taste of its therapeutic powers. And its fame spreads farther away each day.
From thermal hot springs to trails that lead to heavenly waterfalls, there is something at this destination for every visitor. But the most iconic quality of the Dead Sea is the high level of salinity. It is a gift from the heat of the desert sun. Surrender yourself to its waters, and you will feel the lightness of a feather as you float under Jordan’s crystal clear skies. The mud covering the lake’s floor is also rich in minerals. Pay a visit to Mineral Beach to revel in refreshing pools and a serene landscape.
The Dead Sea area is home to the earliest bathhouses and health resorts founded by Herod the Great. But, few of these ancient sites remain on the overlooking hills. The history behind its fame as a healing center adds up to its modern-day value, making a visit to this geological wonder even more rewarding.
Dead Sea Gallery
Tours visiting the Dead Sea
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