At the northern end of the Great Rift Valley lies the Jordan Valley, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. The Dead Sea is more than 400 meters below sea level. The valley is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Because of the low elevation, it is a natural greenhouse, rich in minerals and in water from the river valleys nearby. In ancient times, the Jordan Valley was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East, and some of the world's oldest civilizations sprang from this soil.

Relax in the gently lapping waters . . . you will discover it is impossible to sink! Treat yourself to a soothing massage or experiment with the renowned healing powers of minerals from the sea's muddy floor. The Dead Sea is an ideal destination for those seeking spiritual destinations, leisure and relaxation.