The Dead Sea in Jordan is one of the most valuable water bodies in the world, which is highly valued for its therapeutic nature. Known as one of the world’s saltiest water bodies, the Dead Sea is located at the lowest point of the earth’s surface. The high concentration of salt, the Dead Sea is blessed with the natural buoyancy that does not let anyone drown in its water and allows a body to float on it effortlessly (when left alone).
It is believed that the clay and minerals found in the Dead Sea waters possess miraculous properties and are used as beautifying and healing agent. On a guided Dead Sea tour, you will get an opportunity to have the utmost fun by exploring the natural wonder and its beautiful surrounding areas.
Here are some of the important things to know for enjoying a wonderful Dead Sea tour!
Best Time to Visit the Dead Sea in Jordan:
Early summers (from September to early May) is considered to be the best time to visit the Dead Sea. This is an ideal time to plan your Dead Sea tour when the days are slightly warm and nights are comfortably cold, as the temperature stays around 23 degrees. You can spend a quality time at the Dead Sea, as it is not too much crowded.
Please avoid planning a visit to the Dead Sea on Fridays, as it is advised by the Jordan tourism board. Usually, on Fridays, the local visitors plan to chill out in the area.
Places to See and Explore around the Dead Sea:
Mujib Nature Reserve:
With a natural charm, the Mujib Nature Reserve boasts of having the perfect scenery that makes it one of the popular attractions around the Dead Sea. The biosphere reserve, Mujib Nature Reserve is the perfect place for enjoying exciting hiking, exploring dangerous trails and witnessing mesmerizing views of the rapid Mujib River.
Explore the Beaches:
There are number beaches around the Dead Sea, from which most of the beaches are privately owned. It can be said that the Dead Sea and its beaches are heavenly creations, which one should explore to relax and unwind.
At the Neve Midbar (northern beach around the Dead Sea), you will find plenty of natural black mud, changing rooms, lockers and air-conditioned restaurant. Here you can relax on the sands and enjoy a bite at the restaurant that offers lovely views over the Dead Sea.
You can also explore the O Beach, which is a secluded spot located around the Dead Sea. At this beach, you will get privacy equivalent to a private beach. The O Beach is particularly known for its fascinating views, landscaped terraces, and one shade darker green waters.
The Kerak Castle is one of the best places of historical and religious relevance around the Dead Sea. A preserved castle from 9th century BC, this castle has stood the test of time and known for providing panoramic views of the Dead Sea and proves to be a visual treat for the onlookers. The Kerak Castle exhibits Crusader architecture with numerous corridors, underground corridors and stone vaults.
Best Things to do at a tour to Dead Sea:
1. Take a bath in the Ma’in Hot Spring
2. Hike up to the prominent Biblical sites in Jordan- Mount Nebo
3. Explore the rustic charm of Lot’s Cave
4. Walk up to the stunningly beautiful Zara Cliff
If you want to book a guided and well planned Dead Sea tour, then rely on Jordan Private Tours & Travel. We are a reputable name in Jordan tourism industry and specialize in providing a reliable assistance and guidance to provide you pleasant travel experience.