A trip to the Holy Land is a very spiritual experience for many people, even more so when the visit includes a stop at the Dead Sea. Just an hour to an hour and a half drive from Jerusalem, this destination offers an experience like no other, combining a variety of adventures that both soothe and stimulate.
Things to Do
Since the Dead Sea is so convenient to Jerusalem, you could stay in one of the many Jerusalem hotels and make a day trip of it. On the other hand, there are several hotels and kibbutz guest houses in the area, where you can relax and enjoy the experience without having to pack up and leave before you’re ready.
You probably won’t spend a lot of your time in your hotel, though – not with all the things to do in the area. There are lots of scenic nature trails to for different levels of hiking enthusiasts, caves to explore, historical ruins to discover (don’t miss Masada!), and hot springs to indulge in. If by some chance you tire of the natural wonders of the area, there are always the restaurants, clubs, shopping, and of course, the spas.
Dead Sea Therapy
Of course, the Dead Sea itself is the main attraction. Located between Jordan and Israel, it’s actually a lake that is situated in a spot 1200 feet below sea level. Because of this fact, water comes into the lake via the Jordan River, but there is no outlet to empty it. The water therefore has a high rate of evaporation, which concentrates the salts and minerals.
Because of the high salt content, about 35 percent, people flock to the waters to experience the sensation of unsinkability as they float on the surface. They also use the mineral-rich mud to resolve their skin issues and relieve arthritis symptoms. The Dead Sea elements, combined with a climate that allows for safer sun exposure, make for a rejuvenating experience visitors will long remember.
Of course, the experience can still continue even after the Dead Sea has been left behind, thanks to Premier’s Dead Sea skin care products that contain the same nourishing Dead Sea minerals. Using these products as a regular part of your beauty regimen will keep your skin looking as if you just paid a visit to a Dead Sea spa.