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Dead Sea Israel

Dead Sea Israel Vacation Packages by TrueTrips

Found 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) below sea level – making it the Earth’s lowest elevation on land – this body of water is famous for its extreme salt content which is almost ten times as salty as the oceans, allowing swimmers to float in its water as if weightless. Even though the high salinity makes for an extremely harsh environment, meaning that plant and animal life is nonexistent, the mineral rich soil around the Dead Sea has proven therapeutic properties and people have visited these waters since ancient times in their quest for improved health, making the Dead Sea one of the world's first spa and wellness destinations. With a rich biblical history that dates spans from the time of King Herod and his Palace at Masada to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the caves at Qumran, the Dead Sea is endlessly fascinating.