Dead Sea - Jordan Side

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, lying 431 meters below sea level. This unique location has created an extraordinary environment. The Dead Sea water is nearly 10 times more salty than the ocean, and it is this that creates the incredible buoyancy, meaning visitors can float on the surface. The water and mud are also rich in minerals, and the area has long been used as a health retreat.

Dead Sea

The low elevation also results in increased atmospheric pressure which means the area has slightly higher oxygen levels and weaker ultraviolet radiation (UV rays), which both contribute towards the Dead Sea's health benefits.

The Dead Sea is also an important area in terms of religious history. Both the Bible and the Quran reference the Dead Sea, and it is believed that the city of Sodom once stood on the shores. Bethany, the baptismal site of Jesus, lies to the north of the sea on the banks of the River Jordan. Mount Nebo stands to the west, and it is believed that this was where Moses was shown the Promised Land. A little further west is the town of Madaba, which is home to a historical mosaic that was created in AD 560 and depicts the key areas of Middle East.       


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Exceptional Jordan and Oman

Exceptional Jordan and Oman

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Muscat & Jebel Akhdar

Explore the wonders of Arabia with this balanced itinerary, covering highlights of Jordan and Oman from the rose-red city of Petra to the sparkling gold of Muscat's Grand Mosque. This is the Middle East at its finest.

Couples Adventure Beach

$9,800 pp

9 nights
Ultimate Jordan

Ultimate Jordan

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

This classic tour brings together all of Jordan’s remarkable highlights, including Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. With a fairly relaxed pace, this is a great itinerary for both couples and families.

Couples Adventure Spa & health

$6,200 pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Jordan

Family Fun in Jordan

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

This short and action packed family adventure to Jordan is the perfect opportunity to mix soft adventure in a country that stimulates the imagination and offers so much more than a week in a beach hotel.

Adventure Couples Eco/ethical tourism Short Break

$3,900 pp

11 nights
Active Jordan

Active Jordan

Amman, Dana, Feynan, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea

One of the most magical experiences in Jordan is to get off the beaten track and into the more remote areas where you can meet Bedouins, trek through dramatic scenery and spend evenings underneath incredible starry skies.

Adventure Couples Culture Beach

$5,900 pp

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