Dead Sea Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
The Dead Sea is a salt lake that borders Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The surface and shores of the Dead Sea are 423 m (1,237 ft) below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest elevation on land and a fascinating place to visit on a Jordan vacation.
With 33.7% salinity, the Dead Sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean and is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. The name comes from the fact that the salinity is so high that animals cannot survive or flourish. The water in the Dead Sea is so dense that anyone can float easily due to the natural buoyancy.
The Dead Sea is famous for the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of 972 texts discovered from 1946 to 1956 that contain biblical manuscripts. The scrolls are of great historical and religious importance as they contain the earliest known surviving copies of biblical documents.
The Dead Sea has attracted visitors on Jordan tours from around the world because of reported health and therapeutic advantages. People with psoriasis have benefitted from sun bathing for long periods without worrying about harmful UV rays due to the area’s location below sea level. Dead Sea mud pack therapy is believed to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. There are many other therapies available making the Dead Sea a popular health tourism destination on trips to Jordan.
Jordan Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Jordan vacation.
Learn about the history and culture of Jordan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Jordan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Jordan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Jordan tours today!
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