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Dead Sea
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$93.00*
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Dead Sea Relaxation Tour from Tel Aviv
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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 Jordan, is legendary as a source of healing, and has become a popular center for health, rehabilitation and beauty treatments.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I make bath at first December , water was more then 26 grd , I stay more then 45 minutes in water and outside was just 23 grd .

Thank DanBineata
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This has been a great trip! We visited Masada the Judean desert an the Dead Sea. Along with other Gift shops and tourist attractions. Rent-a-guide was punctual and very caring our Guide Avivit was attentive at all times and very informative with both fun and historical facts. I would definitely do this again some time.

Thank Jose G
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wow it is a must do experience, to lay almost on top of the water is so strange. A few things to be aware of
1, there are minerals in the water that are harmful if swallowed so keep your head out of the water and do not swim on your front.
2, the coastline has very sharp stones a long way before the water so take flip flops to get to the shore or shoes you can swim in.
3) when you get out you feel quite oily due once again to the minerals but there are cold showers on the beach in the tourist spots so make sure you take some soap or similar to wash with.
4) there is a knack to getting back on your feet, you either paddle until you are sitting down then stand or sort of rock yourself forwards until your feet touch the bottom.
A great place for an hour or so, very hot of course but not to be missed.

2  Thank LesGUk
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were at Dead Sea last week. Beautiful aqua green color. This area is said to be below sea level.
Very funny feeling to be floating without much effort. Thought the water would be salty, but it is very nasty. Hard to explain what it tastes like - it's a combination of mainly sodium chloride (salt) and minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium. Kind of slimy to touch. But it is known to be therapeutic with healing properties.
One good thing is, even if you are not staying in a hotel, there are public beach areas with showers and shelters to change. Hardly any people when we were there. Definitely you do not want to take small children anywhere close to this water. Did see elderly people come for a dip in the sea.
There is no sea life such as fish or aquatic plants due to high salty nature of the water.
The water level is consistently shrinking. It is mentioned that Dams, canals and pumping stations built by Israel, Jordan and Syria to divert water for crops and drinking have reduced the flow to about 100 million cubic metres a year.
The surrounding areas are breath taking with high mountains on one side and sea on the other side.

1  Thank Jaya J
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our group of 46 visited the Dead Sea at the end of a long day of touring other sites. We brought our own change of clothes.

There are two changing areas. There are outside showers for when you come out of the Dead Sea. Be careful as you walk down the bank from the changing area as your feet are likely to go right out from underneath you. It happened to several in our group.

Most took a mud bath and then fell backward into the water... literally floating due to the salt content of the water.

Our guide recommended that we only stay 20 minutes in the water. Keep the water away from your mouth and eyes as it is really salty.

It was a laughable, fun experience by our group. Once finished, our group headed back up into Jerusalem and to our hotel. We were around 1 1/2 hours from our hotel.

We found this to be so much larger than what we expected. Also, the drive from Jerusalem is most interesting with the changing landscapes.

This is worth your time to experience.

1  Thank im4duke
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