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A Trip to the Dead Sea—Fun and Health in One Place
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A Trip to the Dead Sea—Fun and Health in One Place

A Trip to the Dead Sea—Fun and Health in One Place

Deadsea travel guide

The Dead Sea, located between Israel and Jordan, is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wonders. It is well known for its mineral-rich healing powers, relaxing SPA hotels, but did you know that it can also be a source of fun? Let’s explore why a visit to the Dead Sea is both a joyous experience and a wonderful opportunity for health and wellness.

The Benefits of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea has long been known for its incredible healing powers due to its high concentration of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium chloride. These minerals are known to have many health benefits including improving skin conditions such as psoriasis, reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, helping with joint pains, and even reducing stress levels. The minerals in the water also help to exfoliate dead skin cells which can improve skin tone and texture.

A Place For Fun

Not only is the Dead Sea an oasis for health benefits but it can also be lots of fun! Floating in the shallow waters of this unique lake can be an incredibly unique experience unlike any other body of water in the world. You will find yourself effortlessly floating on top due to its high salt content! This allows people who may not normally swim or float easily in other bodies of water to do so here with ease. In addition to floating there are plenty of activities available around the sea like visiting nearby sites such as Masada National Park or Ein Gedi nature reserve or take part in adventure sports like rafting or ziplining over the lake.

Safety Precautions

It’s important however when visiting this amazing place that visitors take all necessary safety precautions such as avoiding swimming alone or too far out into deeper waters where currents can be stronger than expected. Sunscreen should also always be used when spending time at this sunny location due to its reflective qualities on top of the water making sunburns more likely. Lastly it’s recommended that visitors shower after leaving as salt clings onto skin after exposure making post-swim showers essential!

Conclusion

The Dead Sea truly offers something special for everyone; whether you come here seeking a fun adventure or looking for health benefits, you won’t be disappointed! Its unique combination of mineral-rich waters full of healing properties coupled with its perfect buoyancy make it a truly magical place worth visiting at least once in your life! So come take a dip into one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders—you won’t regret it!

Guided tour  - Masada and the Dead Sea

Guided tour - Masada and the Dead Sea

Departure Date: Daily Trip Duration: One Day There are a variety of ways to explore Israel's Dead Sea and Masada sites on our Dead Sea and Masada Tours. We at Tourist Israel have tours to suit every taste, whether you are looking for an adventurous trip or a tour based on history. Masada's best-selling tour combines history, nature, and adventure on the Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tour. Our Masada and Dead Sea Tour, also available in small groups, is the perfect place to start if you're looking for a more classical or history-focused tour. The Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea Tours are ideal for those seeking an adventure-based tour experience. These three trips are just a sample of what these sites have to offer. Below you'll find more. In addition to Masada tours and Dead Sea tours, Tourist Israel offers other experiences that can provide a unique perspective on the region. The tours to these desert attractions depart every week. No matter which tour you choose, our team is waiting to make your experience a great one. Trip Schedule: Depart from Jerusalem and drive through the Judean Desert to the vicinity of the Dead Sea. Visit Masada, which was King Herod's fortress and the last sanctuary of the zealots. The tour will continue along the Dead Sea shore - the lowest point on Earth, until we reach the Ein Gedi Spa for an enjoyable dip in the hot mineral springs, cover our bodies with therapeutic mud and bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Must Bring: Hat/head covering, comfortable walking shoes, bathing suit, towel and sandals. When you take a Dead Sea and Masada Tour, what will you learn and experience? There are many places to visit in Israel, including Masada and the Dead Sea. The history of Masada, built in 30 BCE, continues to this day. There are adventure tours and history tours available at Masada. Visiting the mountain's summit before sunrise is recommended, since the temperature is too hot afterward. Visitors can also take a cable car to the top. The ruins from King Herod's period and the historical story of this site are inspiring. From the top of the fort, you can see the Dead Sea and desert mountains beyond, while the views across the Dead Sea are spectacular from the top of the fort. The history of Masada will be brought to life by an experienced guide while explaining the region's unique geography. Alternatively, The Dead Sea is more of a relaxing experience. Use therapeutic mud that has healing properties and float in the salty water. We offer guided and self-guided Dead Sea Tours. It's a must-do experience either way!

Ein Gedi Hotel - Experience the Oasis of Tranquility, Your Perfect Stay by the Dead Sea

Ein Gedi Hotel - Experience the Oasis of Tranquility, Your Perfect Stay by the Dead Sea

The Kibbutz Ein Gedi Country Lodging is located in a peaceful and beautiful location in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea and only 5 minute’s Drive from the Dead Sea shores. Just enjoy the lowest place on earth . An oasis in the middle of the desert, whose beauty exudes vibrant hues of blue, green, yellow and red a peaceful and small slice of heaven, encompassing treasures created by members of the kibbutz community with only a magical paradise in mind. A visit to Kibbutz Ein Gedi Dead Sea Country immediately instills peace and tranquility to any visitor. The Botanical Garden displays an abundance of flora whilst caressing the shores of the salty dead sea, entrapping a festival of light and color and encouraging the visitor's senses to actually sharpen. Archaeological treasures surround Ein Gedi almost as protection. north the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. In The south is 'Massada' a fascinating cultural treasure and a symbol of heroism for the Jewish people, and to the Right on the doorstep the Byzantine Synagogue boasting an undamaged beautiful mosaic floor with inscriptions relating to the people of the period. Our Air is pollution free, Over 330 sunny days annually, dry, high oxygen levels, low UV rays all add up to “HEALTH” 420 meters below sea level, Ein Gedi Dead Sea captures the sense of serenity and encourages the visitor to simply relax and enjoy. A real recipe for well-being. Despite the dry atmosphere water is a major element in this small corner of the globe. Nature Reserves with gushing waterfalls the you can visit, Ein Gedi Dead Sea Spa with natural, hot, sulphur water pools and, of course, the Dead Sea. Three totally different types of water, three different forms of enjoyment and three different health aspects.

Dead Sea scrolls and Qumran

Dead Sea scrolls and Qumran

The Qumran Ruin is a complex of structures located in the Yehuda Desert on the verge of the Dead Sea. It can be found on a barren terrace between the Dead Sea and the cliffs where the long-untouched Qumran Caves reside. The Qumran Ruin is located just next to the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, some 1300 feet below sea level and several kilometers south of Jericho, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the Dead Sea area. The design of the Qumran ruin is unique, with many large halls that used to serve public functions, and a relatively small number of living quarters. The main structure used to have several rooms arranged around a central courtyard. Additional building complexes, to the south and east of the main building, have contained long halls, rooms and ritual baths. A large number of mikva'ot (ritual baths) were found throughout the site, as was typical of public and private buildings in Jerusalem in the Second Temple period. Beside the spectacular archeological value of these ancient ruins, Qumran is best known as the nearest settlement to the burial place of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves around the area, and have been considered to be the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. The scrolls consist of about 825 to 870 separate documents of great religious and historical importance that include the only known existing copies of Biblical documents created before 100 AD. The Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely written by the Essenes, a strict Torah observant, Messianic, new covenant Jewish sect during the period lasting from about 200 B.C. to 68 A.D. They enhance our knowledge of both Judaism and Christianity, and represent a non-rabbinic form of Judaism alongside a wealth of comparative materials for New Testament scholars. Visiting the Qumran National Park is an exciting and inspiring experience. The most important findings in the area are the ones from the end of the Second Temple period and from the Bar-Kochva rebellion era. It is possible to see the cave in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and other structures that were excavated nearby. An audio-visual presentation tells the story of the site and the people who used to live here. In addition, it is possible to take a short walk up the Qumran canyon, in a nice desert surrounding, and appreciate the one-of-a-kind surrounding of the lowest place on earth.

The Dead Sea: A Unique Tourist Destination with Healing Properties
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