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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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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of the bigger attracting in Israel yet odd but very cool experience. From floating in the super salty warm water to covering yourself in mud it is all must do when visiting Israel.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

After a wonderful but tiring hike at Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, we chose to go to the closest Dead Sea beach, which was Ein Gedi beach right across the street. In retrospect we should have left ourselves time and energy to go to a different beach. It's a long walk to the water, only rocks on the beach, and a... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Please take the time to take a swim. You will never experience anything like it. Even though they tell you that you can't sink I wasn't ready for the experience. Once I started floating I literally had difficulty getting my legs down into the water to stand up again. You and your swimming suit will smell when you get out... More

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'd never experienced something like this before so when I found that I wasn't sinking into the warm water I didn't know what to do! It's a great feeling and because it's impossible to sink you're able to head out quite a bit and get away from everyone else. We visited the public beach just near Ein Gedi which was... More

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Crete, Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You cannot go to Israel, or Jordan for that matter, without going into the Dead Sea. Once was enough! The beaches are on the scruffy side and I cannot understand why people book into the luxury resorts. We travelled independently along the Israeli side of the Dead Sea and visited the historical sites such as Masada but the Dead Sea... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nature truly provides the best. Forget about spas, fancy lotions or any other skin care product. Dipping in to this oily, warm, natural pool will do the trick. The crazy amount of salt makes the water feel thick and oily, moisturizing your skin and exfoliating whatever isn't necessary. Please don't dive! Getting this stuff in your eyes is less than... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One should visit the sea. You can see your geography class come alive. Please be very careful and do not let sea water enter your eyes or nose. It could be extremely painful But if you in Israel you must visit and see the dead sea.

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The water is like walking into a perfectly temperatured bathtub, and your skin instantly is immersed in the wonderful minerals of the Dead Sea! Add mud, collect the huge salt blocks between your toes, have beer on tap/or wine, free at the bar and sit in the water to drink and relax! Perfect place to vacation!

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Beersheba, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Its an ecological wonder that only by mistake was not added to world 7 wonder list. The drive there is obviously horrible since you have to go down the mountains. The water is great

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