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Address: Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most...
Not only the lowest spot on earth, but also the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water in the world, the Dead Sea, which joins Israel and Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
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There are free beaches!

Don't pay for an expensive beach. The free beach that we visited is nicer and sees less traffic so is an overall better experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't pay for an expensive beach. The free beach that we visited is nicer and sees less traffic so is an overall better experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

We were five adults - one in a wheelchair - and one infant in a stroller. Anyone could tell you that the Dead Sea is not the place to take this sort of group; not so if you are Meni Tzabari. This highly experienced, energetic individual can tailor any location or schedule to meet the needs of his group, he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Only worthwhile experience is the floating on water. One of us - who did not know how to swim - was very happy when he floated. :) But otherwise - it is hard to accept that the chemicals still retain their properties of curing skin diseases - specially when you see the huge number of swimmers - who use the... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth.400 meters below sea level.In Hebrew it is called The Salt Sea(Yam Hamalach).You can't swim because of the high level of salt,but just lying on your back is a relaxing experience.In addition you can smear mud over your body to help to cure skin problems.The are beaches all around the sea.

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

jsut a tip, open wounds and fresh shaven body parts will feel a strong sting Dont swim in it if you have wounds or jsut shaved Dont swallow the water as it can be deadly and do bring goggles to protect your eyes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I had heard so much about the dead sea since so many years, about the experience of floating, the mud etc. We did all that and it felt great, but mainly it was one of those to-do things, I cant see this was one of my top experience in Israel as there were so many more in Eilat and Jerusalem!... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

....again, Our guide Meni Tsabari tailor made our trip to the Dead Sea! All we wanted was to be weightless for a few hours, floating in the salts of the Dead Sea. Got a day pass to the Crowne Plaza and for a day, lived like a local...tourist at least. We chose not to have the Buffet and instead, visited... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not so much, but must see. There is nothing special but you’ve to go there, and float on the water and cover your body with mud. There are public and private beaches, both. Usually there are available showers to have a shower and get rid of the salty water and mud. Is a unique experience but I expected more. If... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Truly unique sea. Amazing place with unique atmosphere. Must visit. The water is almost always warm even in the winter and hot like a bath in the summer with high salt concentration that prevents from drowning and gives the sea unique feeling.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was one of those 'one in a lifetime experiences.' Would I do it again? Yes. There are changing areas, with lockers, where you can change and leave your clothes. Then down to the sea. Walking in, opening your arms out wide and sitting back really does work. You float. The hardest part is standing up again as you slip... More 

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