Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Jordan  /  Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Jordan

4.4
#2 of 22 in Parks in Jordan
One of the world's more unusual bodies of water, Dead Sea sits at one of the lowest elevations on Earth. Rich in salt and in history, the lake is nearly ten times saltier than any ocean. Feel the peculiar sensation of floating in water some 428 m (1,404 ft) below sea level, just as Queen Cleopatra did in the 1st century BCE. Surrounded by dozens of resorts with both private and public beaches, the sea remains a favorite destination for taking dips in the mineral-rich waters, framed by the Judean desert and mountains. See Dead Sea and all Dead Sea Region has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dead Sea Region travel itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Dead Sea

(Dead Sea Region is the nearest city to Dead Sea)

map
Related Tours to Book
View more tours
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
662 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    It is a very warm area. I was there at 4:30 pm and it was 40degree C! It is an experience everyone should do. Salted water, you float, the lowest point on Earth.. Just something you need to do once in...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I have swam in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Mediterranean sea, Michigan Lake, Pacific Ocean... so I wasn't expecting the swim in the Dead Sea to be so drastically different. The extreme sal...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I always wanted to see the Dead Sea. The operative words are 'see it'. At least where we were staying there was no beach as such or no safe way of getting into the water. A cove with a little sand but...  more »

Plan your trip to Jordan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Dead Sea Region

You can choose from a number of hotels in the Dead Sea Region of Jordan, chiefly lining the lake coastline and the Dead Sea Highway. High-end resorts mostly concentrate in the northeastern part of the lakeside, offering on site spas and swimming pools, as well as a view of the Jerusalem skyline across the water. If you're looking to visit on the weekend or during the holidays, it's best to book ahead. Since budget-friendly accommodation is rare, a thrifty traveler might want to day trip from the capital, or stay in the nearby town of Madaba.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Jordan by other users

6 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN October, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Turkey & Jordan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM JORDAN September, teens, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Petra - Wadi Musa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Africa, Middle East & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Madaba BY A USER FROM JORDAN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Israel, Jordan & Egypt BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Israel & Jordan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Israel, Egypt & Jordan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Israel, Jordan & Cairo BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Middle East & Cairo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Jordan BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans