The Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, is not only a must-see for its significance in the Old Testament, but also for the natural wonders and historical significance of its landscapes.
Lot’s Wife, a time-eroded salt formation atop Mount Sodom, is a reminder of the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Inn of the Good Samaritan, with its mosaic museum, is near the legendary site of the Good Samaritan Parable.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves at Qumran, a site rich with 2,000 year-old ruins. Massada, Herod’s mountaintop palace and fortress, was the site of the last Jewish stand against the Romans.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The Dead Sea, about 400 meters below sea level, is the lowest point on earth. Here you can float in the world’s saltiest body of water and enjoy the natural therapeutic and health benefits associated with the largest natural health spa in the world. The black Dead Sea mud, easy to spread on the body, provides the skin with nourishing minerals, and the bromide-rich air is also beneficial for the respiratory system.
Tourism enterprises abound in this priceless national treasure and natural wonder, with hotels, beaches, restaurants and shopping centers, active tourism (jeep and bicycle tours, camel tours and Bedouin hospitality, rappelling and more), alongside art and cultural activities (galleries and artists’ studios), and the many nature reserves with their unique flora and fauna.