02.07.2024
2 min.

The Dead Sea, a natural marvel and one of the world’s most unique bodies of water, is located at the lowest point on Earth. Nestled between Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west, the Dead Sea is famed for its extreme salinity and therapeutic properties.  

A Geological Phenomenon 

The Dead Sea lies over 430 meters below sea level, making it the Earth’s lowest elevation on land. This endorheic lake, meaning it has no outlet, is fed by the Jordan River and several small streams, but its waters have no way to escape except through evaporation. This unique geological setup leads to the accumulation of minerals, resulting in its incredibly high salinity—about ten times saltier than typical ocean water. 

Therapeutic and Health Benefits 

The high mineral content of the Dead Sea has been celebrated for centuries for its therapeutic properties. The waters are rich in magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromides, which are known to improve skin health, reduce inflammation, and alleviate symptoms of conditions such as psoriasis and arthritis. Many visitors indulge in the experience of floating effortlessly on the water’s surface, thanks to its dense mineral composition. The mud found along the shores is also renowned for its health benefits, often used in luxurious spa treatments. 

Historical and Cultural Significance 

The Dead Sea has been a site of historical and cultural importance for millennia. It is mentioned in numerous ancient texts, including the Bible, and has been a place of refuge and healing since the time of Herod the Great.  

Unique Natural Beauty 

Beyond its health benefits and historical significance, the Dead Sea is a place of stunning natural beauty. The contrast between the deep blue waters and the arid, rocky landscape creates a surreal and mesmerizing view. The salt formations along the shoreline, sculpted by nature over thousands of years, add to the unique charm of the area. Sunsets over the Dead Sea are particularly breathtaking, with the reflection of the colorful sky on the still, saline waters creating a picture-perfect moment. 

Adventure and Relaxation 

Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, the Dead Sea has something to offer. The surrounding region is perfect for hiking and exploring, with trails that lead to amazing viewpoints and hidden springs. For those looking to relax, the many resorts and spas along the coast provide a range of treatments using the mineral-rich mud and water.  

Sustainable Tourism and Conservation 

The Dead Sea faces environmental challenges, with its water level dropping at an alarming rate due to diversion of inflow and mineral extraction. Efforts are being made to promote sustainable tourism and conservation in the region. Projects like the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance aim to bring seawater to stabilize the water levels and generate hydroelectric power. Visitors are encouraged to support eco-friendly initiatives and respect the natural environment to help preserve this unique natural wonder for future generations. 

Jordan’s Dead Sea is more than just a body of water; it is a natural wonder that offers a blend of health benefits, and breathtaking beauty. Whether you float on its surface, or simply relax and take in the stunning views, a visit to the Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience.  

 

Silvia P
Silvia P
2023-09-10
Fantastic tour with an Italian speaking guide We received an excellent service and support from zamantours. Our Italian-speaking guide, Abdullah, was outstanding: he gave us precise and comprehensive information about places and culture, he was highly flexible in the program and tireless in his work. He has been a reference for us throughout our trip. Also Yusef, the driver, was kind and flexible. All the personnel were always punctual and professional.
Paula S
Paula S
2023-07-27
Amazing experience It was a wonderful experience. Petra is an awesome place, breathless sunset at the Wadi Run desert, there are many archeological sites and significant religious places of the Bible.Floating on the Dead Sea was just incredible. Thanks to Ahmed, our tour guide, he's really professional and kind, with a great sense of humor and Samir, excelent and safety driver, both of them are the best advicers in Jordan.
Alberto D
Alberto D
2023-07-01
Best experience in Jordan We enjoyed one week touring Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. The sites were extraordinary, the guide Fadl very competent and the driver Samir very kind. Hotels were first class, people always very friendly. Food very appreciated.
Maclain N
Maclain N
2023-06-13
Skip the Petra by Night experience. Don’t be tricked into doing Petra by night. We saw it last night on 6/12/23 The production value is horrible and the show is really short. Basically by the time you hike down the show is over within 30 min and it is not lit well. The city of Petra is amazing by day and the donkey ride to the monastery was the an incredible experience but I would NOT recommend the night experience.
Deepan P
Deepan P
2023-06-04
1-week trip to Jordan Excellent organization, accomodation, and meals. Our driver Hisham is very knowledgeable, great communication and attitude that made our trip memorable. Hisham is a very safe driver, took us often on interesting side routes, and made extra effort to show as much of Jordan as he could in the time we had. He is punctual, and checked on our accomodations and visits. Hisham cares deeply about Jordan and his guests
John Moorcraft
John Moorcraft
2023-04-18
Family Holiday with 5yr old expertly delivered. We booked our holiday for our five year old through Zaman and couldn’t have been happier. Everything around booking was painless and easy. All airport procedures were a breeze and they fast track you through immigration. We were out of the airport with all luggage within 15mins of landing! Our driver, Sayall, was outstanding with my daughter and ensured she was the focal point of the whole trip. First class. I would strongly recommend the Hilton in the Dead Sea if you have young children. Very friendly and great swimming pool. The Labdmark Hotel in Amman also good for kids and 100pct do the children’s museum. Our kid loved camel riding in Wadi Rum and found Petra fascinating (she climbed up to the high place of sacrifice). She enjoyed snorkelling as well. I’d caution against the Intercontinental in Aqaba. The policies there on swimming pool access work against 5-10yr olds. I’d look elsewhere there given the pricing structure. Overall, if you want to go to Jordan (and you should) and you want to travel with young children then Zaman will have you sorted. Top agency and it really worked for us.
fabrizio g
fabrizio g
2023-04-06
Grazie Sam! Grazie Mohammad Saleem ci hai guidato attraverso la Giordania con professionalità competenza simpatia sempre molto attento alle nostre esigenze. Lo abbiamo molto apprezzato
Cheri R
Cheri R
2023-03-05
Terrific value, tremendous fun Samanta of ZamanTours, whom we accessed through KimKim, was honestly fantastic. She planned our itinerary around our dates and requests, got us luxury hotels and meals, and best of all--arranged for driver/guide Hamdi Das. We were able to contact her anytime and she was immediately responsive (we made an error and she was able to help us rectify it--cheerfully!). All communications were clear and easy--fantastic Hamdi accompanied us to every entrance (even hotels) and made sure there was never a problem. We had 6 terrific days in Jordan, and are so completely happy. On our flight home, we talked with others who had used a luxury tour group and our experiences were hugely better --at half their price! We highly recommend Samanta at Zaman Tours and Hamdi, guide/driver-extraodinaire.
Carmelo L
Carmelo L
2023-03-05
Amazing tour of Jordan Dear Zamantours, We would thank you for the quality of the service provided us during our travel in Jordan. We were very happy for the assistance we got at the Airport and especially for the professional driver Mr. J. Al Z. who has safely and kindly driven us for the entire week across Jordan A special thanks for our tourist guide Mr.M. Al-S. that made an excellent job explaining us a lot of things about Jordan History and beeing available for each of our need. Thank a lot for your great work Kind regards Carmelo & Fiorella
Peter Tass
Peter Tass
2023-02-23
Petra once in a lifetime tour Zayed was extremely helpful. Beautiful waiter. He attended to us all the time. And the cocktails were very well priced.