The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, the lowest elevation on the Earth's surface on dry land. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.
Visitors to the Dead Sea can experience floating in its salty waters or bathing in the mineral rich mud on the shore.
Things to See & Do
* Float in the Dead Sea
* Take a mud bath in Dead Sea mud
* Masada - Mountaintop Fortress
* The Dead Sea Panoramaic Complex/Dead Sea Museum
* Views from Mount Nebo
Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency Peso (COP)
Electricity 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code+ 57
Port Location The port of Ashdod (Israel) provides access to Jerusalem (30km) and the Northern Dead Sea (69km).
Transport Links - The Israeli side of the Dead Sea is a possible day trip from Jerusalem (39km from Northern Dead Sea), Eilat (220km from Southern Dead Sea), or Tel Aviv (98km from Northern Dead Sea). The main access points are the oases of Ein Gedi and Ein Bokek, both accessible via Egged bus from Jerusalem (lines 486 and 487), Tel Aviv (421, starts once a day from Arlozorov Station at 8.36 am ), Eilat (444), Beersheva and Arad (384).
On the Jordanian side, the Dead Sea is possible as a day trip from both Amman and Aqaba.