"The Dead Sea is one of the most amazing places on earth"

The lowest point on Earth at 423 meters below sea level

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most amazing places on earth, it was even a runner up for the “7 Wonders of the World” competition held in 2011. The Dead Sea is located on the border between Jordan and Southern Israel in the Jordan Rift Valley and water from the Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea. The name Dead Sea derives from the fact that nothing can live in the highly saline water and in Hebrew the sea is called Yam Hamelach or The Salt Sea. The Dead Sea has many qualities that are the “best in the world” or “only one in the world”. It is the lowest point on Earth at 423 meters below sea level

Dead Sea Spas

What makes the Dead Sea healthy?

The therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea are three fold.

The water contains 21 minerals (magnesium, calcium, bromine and potassium to name a few) in high concentration. The therapeutic waters with their rich minerals and natural tar help to improve blood circulation, ease rheumatism and metabolic disorders as well as nourish the skin. The benefits to the skin have become the best known therapy of the Dead Sea with many sufferers of skin complaints traveling to the Dead Sea specifically to help their condition

Tour options

If you want to spend an extended period at the Dead Sea there are plenty of hotels in the area and even on the edge of the water. A Sunday to Thursday stay is usually enough time to enjoy the water, the spa treatments and the surrounding sites. However if you don’t have enough time to spend an entire week at the Dead Sea then there are many tour options available for a full day and even two day tours.