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Address: Israel
Phone Number: 972-3-516-6699
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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an opportunity not to be missed

Amazing experience - once-in-a-lifetime. I thought friends of mine were joking saying that you can't swim in Dead Sea. In fact, you can't, I tried. However, i was perfectly fine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing experience - once-in-a-lifetime. I thought friends of mine were joking saying that you can't swim in Dead Sea. In fact, you can't, I tried. However, i was perfectly fine with floating around in the stunning gree-blue waters. And walking in the salt instead of sand was new to me as well. You can't miss it! just keep your face... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Couldn't pass up a chance to swim (which means float) in the Dead Sea. We had a blast covering ourselves with the mineral mud and floating in the dense salty water. Fell and splashed a couple drops in my mouth, REALLY salty. If you go, wear foot protection, the large salt crystals are super sharp.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the sea after our visit to Masada. All of our group opted to swim - it was a very unique experience. The walk down, nearer the water, is very slippery so be careful. Also, take care not to get water in your eyes as the high salt content really stings. We slathered ourselves with mud - my skin... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I arrive to this place I am amazed by its beauty and breadth and ability to take your breath away. It is a great place to spend time and relax. Be careful with the dry heat

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During my first trip to Israel I opted to be an observer rather than participant when it came to the Dead Sea. I have very sensitive skin and was worried that the high salt content would leave my skin irritated and itchy. During my second trip to Israel I was assured this was not the case and that the water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is a must see amongst the worlds great wonders. We visited in autumn but it was still hot. Beach is pebbly and larger smooth rocks in the water. Strongly recommend wearing some type of shoes with grip into the water as the stones are very slippery and you cannot see through the dense water. Unreal sensation and after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relax yourself once you find your balance while floating. One of a kind experiences for any individual. Places are segregated for men, women, family. As legend has it (as they claim to be) the sand bed with its high salt and mineral contents exfoliates skin when applied on skin. Not sure if it really does! Don't forget to take pictures.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing day-tour from Jerusalem (even though you can very much sleep in Ein Gedi or even somewhere on the beach) is the dead sea, one of the biggest MUST SEEs of Israel. It´s not only the amazing beauty of the scenery, the mud you can bath in (it really does make your skin soft!!) or the fact you float... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's an outside cafe for people who don't want to go into the dead sea or want to have a drink or snack once they've been in. There is no swimwear dress code for women - one piece or a bikini both are fine. You need to take your own towel and perhaps some flip flops or similar as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had visited this place at Kalia Beach which is about 40mins by car from Jerusalem. In my opinion, I am still prefer Jordan side. Anyway, it is the same sea which you can float only. Swimming is not allows as the brine could damage your eye. Mud is available everywhere but if you feel any irritation and uncomfortable, please... More 

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