The Dead Sea is a salt lake, it lies in the Jordan Rift Valley on the lowest elevation on Earth (430.5 m below sea level) and bordered by Jordan, Palestine (West Bank) and Israel. The Dead Sea is also the deepest (304 m) hypersaline lake in the world, it is 50 km long and 15 km wide. The Dead Sea surface area has dramatically decreased in recent decades and today is only 605 sq km, compared with 1,050 sq km in 1930. But even though the size of it continues to decrease, the number of people wishing to visit the Dead Sea continues to grow. The incredible demand for Dead Sea products and the millions of tourists from all over the world who come here every year to relax and improve their health – this is not a trend of the last century, it has been happening for thousands of years. Even Aristotle wrote in his books about these healing waters. And the Egyptians were steady customers of the Nabateans, who sold them the natural asphalt, which was constantly floating to the surface of the sea and could be harvested with nets. The Egyptians used this asphalt in the process of mummification, it was such a famous product of the Dead Sea that the ancient Romans knew the Dead Sea as “Palus Asphaltites” (Asphalt Lake).
DEAD SEA JORDAN
Only in the Dead Sea hotels in Jordan you can truly relax and enjoy the excellent quality of services and rich amenities. All hotels are located in spacious and well-equipped areas with private beaches, parks and a large number of pools. There is no fuss in Jordanian hotels on the Dead Sea, there is always free space both on the beach and in the pool, and fresh mud from the Dead Sea is provided free of charge on the beaches in special urns. Spacious rooms, fabulous SPA Centers, rich breakfasts and dinners, as well as a wide variety of excellent restaurants for every taste. Exceptional staff service along with the uniqueness of the Dead Sea will make your vacation unforgettable. The top 5 hotels on the Dead Sea in Jordan are: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea 5*, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea 5*, Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa 5*, Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa 5*, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea 5*. Well, if your trip to Jordan is limited in time, our travel agency Jordan Journey offers you a magnificent Dead Sea 1 Day Tour from Aqaba or Amman to the Dead Sea Spa Hotel 4*, it includes lunch buffet, beach access and towels. The Dead Sea is located just an hour driving from Amman and 3 hours from Aqaba.