1 The Dead Sea

Float your day away at the lowest point on Earth.

2 Amman Beach

The top (non-hotel) choice for a straightforward day by the Dead Sea – a public beach with pools and recreation facilities.

3 Dead Sea Panorama

Viewpoint complex perched on the slopes, offering sensational views – not least at sunset.

4 Dead Sea Museum

Excellent displays on the ecology, geology and history of the Dead Sea.

5 Mujib Biosphere Reserve

Walking trails wind through spectacular canyons in this protected nature reserve on the Dead Sea shore.

6 Lot’s Sanctuary

Well-preserved Byzantine church complex on the hills above the Dead Sea, with a fine archeological museum alongside.

7 Baptism Site

Pilgrimage site of world renown on the banks of the River Jordan – come to reaffirm your faith, or to take in the remarkable history and dramatic natural environment.

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