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Dead Sea

Israel
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As featured in Daytrips from Jerusalem
Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was quite an experience. The changing facilities were basic and getting into the water very slippery, but glad to persevere for the opportunity to float and feel the effects of the mineral ladden waters on the skin.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Covering yourself in mud from a vat out in the middle of a desert, surrounded by other people covered him mud and penguin waddling around to let it dry? What part of that doesn't sound like a great time?

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Arnprior, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was quite an experience. Have never 'floated' so easily in my life. All but impossible to dive under water. Beautiful beach to stroll along as well. Interesting landscape for someone from Canada

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's something to do once in your life - hey, I've floated in the Dead Sea and have pictures to prove it!! Is it a stunning, exceptional experience - not really. I had read reviews before we went and I was expecting so much more. We were there for three hours at one of the 'pay to visit' 'beaches' (stony... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Next to the Jordan river the place where Jesus was baptist is a beautiful place for worship and a place where anybody can be baptist in the Jordan river. This place was recently opened and cleared from land-mines due to the war between Israel and Jordan.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A must see/must do experience during any trip to Israel is to float in the dead sea and cover yourself from head to toe in mud. It is extremely fun and I my skin did feel amazing after I left. There is a beautiful backdrop of the desert mountains behind you. Unforgettably beautiful. Everyone on our birthright trip was looking... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Rejuvenating waters, surrounding by stunning scenery and an other-worldly experience floating on top of the water. You can't beat the Dead Sea. You can even cover yourself in mud and play, then go rinse it off. Your own spa! Go and enjoy.

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Manchester
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of the strangest places you will experience on earth. Blistering heat, lunar landscape, deathly silence, ancient settlements, kibbutz, weird built on weird! We went on a guided tour from Tel. Aviv. This enabled us to get across the West Bank easily. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us lots of historical and current informations on everything... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Would I come back there regularly? Probably not. But the entire family voted to stop and take a dip the second time, it felt so good and unique. Both spots were good yet different - Ein Gedi by the northern part of the sea was much more empty but the bottom was rocks and pebbles, Ein Bokok, by the southern... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the dead sea is a place where you must have been, it can be for health purposes or as well to forget your daily routine and let the waters take you out of your stress. enjoy

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