Jordan - Dead Sea Highway (Chapter)
This is the Dead Sea Highway chapter from Lonely Planet’s Jordan guidebook.
There are not many places on earth where you can walk below sea level but along the shores of the Dead Sea, you are in one of them! In fact, this is the lowest point on earth. If this isn’t inducement enough for a visit, try the swimming. Bobbing in the intensely salty water is one of the most extraordinary aquatic experiences to be had. Add the luxury soaking, massaging and therapeutic treatment that is part and parcel of a night or two in a spa resort and you’ll soon see why the Dead Sea area is a highlight of a visit to Jordan.
- descend to the depths for a bob in the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth, before scaling the heights with a cocktail at a lavish spa resort
- relax mind and body at a famous Dead Sea spa, applying mud used for cosmetic purposes since the time of Herod
- place the Dead Sea in historical and geographical context at the informative Dead Sea Panoramic Complex
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Dead Sea, Herodus (Zara) Spring, Dead Sea Panoramic Complex, Hammamat Ma’In, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Lisan Peninsula, Lot’s Cave, Wadi Araba and Wadi Araba.
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