Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape
which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level.
The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives
a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan.
Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate
leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.
The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west
giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).
One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world
the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health & wellness tourism in the region.
A series of good roads, excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities
as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries make this region as enticing to today’s international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, prophets and pilgrims in antiquity.
The Jordan Valley is part of the Great Rift Valley that runs from Turkey to east Africa, formed by a series of geological upheavals millions of years ago.
The Dead Sea originally stretched the entire 360 km from Aqaba, in the south, to Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Galilee) in the north.
The therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age.
Over 200 archaeological sites have been discovered, but there are believed to be many more.
this region inspires their faith.
This is the place where God first spoke to Man.
It is the Holy Land where God gave his Ten Commandments to Moses,
where Job suffered and was rewarded for his faith, where Jacob wrestled with the angel of God, and where Jesus was baptized by John.
In the Book of Genesis,
God refers to the Jordan River Valley around the Dead Sea as the “Garden of the Lord,” and it is believed to be the location of the Garden of Eden.
The infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and many other places were the subjects of dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories
including that of Lot, whose wife turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God’s will.
Twelve hundred years after the death of Moses, the Bible claims that John the Baptist preached and baptized in a place called Bethany Beyond the Jordan.
This place has now been identified as Tall Al-Kharrar and Elijah’s Hill.
The Jordan Valley is a great place for thrill-seekers of all ages and abilities.
The hills, valleys and waterways that lead down to the Dead Sea
provide a natural playground for a multitude of outdoor activities, including leisurely walks
exhilarating horseback rides, and challenging climbs. Almost all activities take place under Jordan’s strict code of nature conservation that all visitors are expected to respect.
The unusual attributes of the Dead Sea have been known for centuries.
It is the only place in the world where this particular combination of spa benefits exists.
Peculiar sun radiation and climatic conditions,
enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich sea salt, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud all offer effective medical treatment
and therapeutic benefits that attract visitors from all over the world.
The plants that grow at the lakeside, particularly the balsam tree, produce highly valuable and sought-after cosmetics, perfumes and medical substances.
Two 5-star resorts offer not only excellent leisure facilities and restaurants but also non-medical, well-being spas, which feature an expansive array of treatments.
The therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea have been known to man for at least two thousand years.
At 410m below sea level,
it has a unique combination of climatic conditions and elements – sun, water, mud and air – that have been proven to offer excellent natural treatments
for a range of chronic ailments including dermatological problems such as Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Vitiligo and Psoriatic Arthritis,
as well as for respiratory conditions such as Asthma, and for many other ailments, including Arthritis, circulatory problems, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease and some eye problems.
Today, thousands of people from all over the world come to the Dead Sea to rejuvenate, recover, relax and enjoy its natural benefits.
A chain of world class luxury hotel and spa resorts line the coast.
These provide superlative accommodation and range of treatments in their spas.
The Dead Sea’s clinics specialize in the treatment of skin, joint and eye diseases as well as respiratory and hypertension problems.
Each clinic has a team of senior physicians and experts and a fully trained nursing staff.
:The Dead Sea’s laboratories produce a range of
facial mud masks, bath salts, shampoos, cleansers, nourishing creams, moisturizers, hand creams, make-up removers,
skin toners, astringents, face washes, bath and shower gels, soaps and sun protection creams.
All are produced from the area’s natural products, are of excellent quality and are available in outlets throughout Jordan
or can be ordered on-line for delivery anywhere in the world,
so that visitors can continue to enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea long after they have returned home.
Using these products peels away the dead skin cells on the surface, revealing a healthier looking under layer.
At the same time, it will moisturize and tighten your skin so that you will look younger and more vibrant.
It calms and relaxes the skin so that wrinkles will not be visible to the naked eye.
They are also able to help control skin disorders by strengthening the skin and removing all of the toxins in the body by flushing them out.