The Dead Sea

Bordered by the dry canyons and deserts of Israel, Palestine and Jordan, the ethereal, 605 km² Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water on our planet. At 997 ft deep and 1,412 ft below sea level, this ancient paradise is both the deepest salt lake in the world and the lowest elevation point on Earth. With bright blue water bordered by shores of shimmering salt crystals and lush green vegetation fed by natural springs, many have described this place as the Garden of Eden. But the real reason travellers come here is to feel weightless: its famous hypersaline water — almost 9.6 times saltier than any ocean — makes floating effortless. Its mineral-rich Earth is also believed to have many healing properties which attract travelers from all across the globe. Float weightlessly for hours in the Dead Sea amongst the other tourists who know that this particular water is meant to heighten every sensation and make for a top bucket list adventure.

Getting There

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport connects global locations through a wide-ranging flight schedule. Book your flight to this international hub and arrive at the Dead Sea in less than two hours. Catch After arriving at the airport, the Sea is incredibly accessible, both by public transport, private car hire and organized day trips. The resident of Australia can have a direct flight from Sydney to IsraelMelbourne to IsraelBrisbane to IsraelPerth to Israel and Auckland to Israel with  United AirlinesBritish AirwaysEL AL Israel Airlines.

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