The Dead Sea is famous for being the lowest point in the world, sitting 1,269 feet (383 meters) below sea level. It is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, and as such, bodies will naturally float in the water. Because of this hyper-salination that is so unique to the Dead Sea, visitors come from all over the world to swim in the sea, as well as access the nutrient-rich mud on the banks. There is a 4-star spa hotel that utilizes the mud from the bank on the Jordanian coast.

There are many hotels near the Dead Sea, as well as a campsite on the Ein Gedi coast, which provides showers and toilets. There is also a wonderful set of local gift and souvenir shops, in which you can purchase Minerals Dead Sea Products.

Practical Info

The easiest access to the Dead Sea from Israel is out of Jerusalem on the north end or Eliat from the south end. It is also possible to reach it from the north via Tel Aviv, but this is slightly more difficult to reach. There are also daily buses from Jerusalem (lines 486 and 487), Tel Aviv (line 421), Eliat (444), Beersheva and Arad (384).

There are also taxi and car hire services that will go out to the Dead Sea.

Tours & Tickets

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 135 Reviews

Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Jerusalem. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

2-Night Jordan Private Tour from Amman: Petra and the Dead Sea

Marvel at ancient Petra and the Dead Sea on this fascinating 2-night Jordan tour from Amman, led by a private guide! Learn about the 2,000-year-old, rock-cut ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $375.00

Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Tel Aviv. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00

2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv.  After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $310.00

2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $310.00

Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip from Tel Aviv

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Replenish the body and rejuvenate the mind, with this Dead Sea Spa and Wellness tour from Tel Aviv! Cover yourself in the therapeutic natural mud, and float in ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

Take a day out to discover the iconic religious sites of Jerusalem and visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.14

Private Half-Day Tour to The Dead Sea

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea on this half-day private tour from Amman! Travel with a private driver to the lowest point on ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.25

Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Marvel at the natural and historical splendors of Israel’s Dead Sea region on this private day trip from Jerusalem. Traveling in a private vehicle, drive south ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.14

Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Replenish the body and rejuvenate the mind, with this Dead Sea Spa and Wellness trip from Jerusalem! Cover yourself in the therapeutic natural mud, and float ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00

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