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The Dead Sea has a unique historical and legacy of its own, although sparsely populated and serenely quiet, the place is believed to be the site of five biblical cities, which much of a landscape virtually unchanged since ancient times, its a favorite spot for a holiday.

Just about 45 minutes from Amman this landlocked salt-lake is 410 meters below sea level, the lowest point in the earths surface, seriously warm, but soothing waters are very rich in beneficial minerals that soothe the skin, and because of its high salt content you can simply relax your way and float with ease.

Sounds bore but the dead sea resorts offer luxurious accommodations, fine dining, spa treatment, children’s freshwater activities, a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate in a beautiful natural tranquil environment, the natural spa`s of this place provides a full range of both dead sea and imported brand beauty treatments which allows you to indulge yourself in the art of well being.

Significant Places

Places you should be interested in is Mount Nebo, it is situated west of Madaba on the edge of the plateau, and on the clear day it is possible to a glimpse at the dead sea, and the spires of the wonderful churches.

Lot`s Sanctuary, a historical cave located on Modern Safi set on the hill by a tiny spring overlooking the dead sea, Mujib Nature reserve, the ruined roman city of Jerash, which was discovered i 1806, Madaba, with its ancient mosaics of the Byzantine era makes an excellent day trip in the place, the most interesting and famous mosaic in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.

For a family holiday, Dead sea resort caters well and even for kids, touring the place by a half-day chauffeur driven care excursion covers the ancient sites around the are of the historical Dead sea,  Mount Nebo is popular as the burial site of Moses, the view on top of this mountain offers expansive views that encompass the Jordan river valley, Dead sea and more, according to legend this is where Jeremiah hid the Ark of the Covenant, and it has been a holy place of pilgrimage for early Christians, the church on this particular site contains six tombs, from different periods, and has been found hollowed just out of the rock beneath the mosaic- covered floor of the church.

Bethany, it is believed that John the Baptist preached and baptized here, and it is often referred to as Bethany Beyond the Jordan.

Tourist can also see other stunning archaeological discoveries, like the archaeological remains of a 5th century Byzantine monastery, as well as a 3rd century building with incredible mosaics and a historical cave where John the Baptist lived during those times, the Dead sea is considered to be the most intriguing and most interesting lakes in the world.

Now if you loved biblical stories and historical facts, Dead sea is definitely the place for a memorable holiday, but why we are here? lets talk about Dead Sea`s Trek & Walk.

Dead sea offers a variety of private tours and packages, offers usually starts at the Airport in Madaba meeting some representative, but to give you an idea of this wonderful experience, and after visiting some of the famous places lets go now on a few days trek from Dana towards Petra, this particular route was recently named by National Geographic as one of the 15 best hikes in the world, an amazing walk through the sandstone’s and mountains, see the outstanding views of Wadi Arabia the western dessert of Jordan, set up a camp and have a good rest, there are a lot of camping sites where it is perfectly safe. sleep well and be prepared for a long walk the following day to reach Ras El Faith for dinner and an overnight camping as well, have a healthy breakfast then enjoy a full day walk to reach Gbor El Wahedat for your next overnight stay.

Finally enjoy a full day walk till you reach the famous Petra, and explore Siq al Barid or little Petra, have dinner and stay for the night to explore Petra tomorrow, delve into the place through its magnificent back road, arriving to Ad- Deir- the Monastery, Petra`s largest carved facade, spend the night and set up your camp at the snake monument, explore the wonders of Petra and more of its historical ruins.

If the attraction aren`t enough, the route ends with the Nabatean Masterpiece…Petra