Ways to Visit to Dead Sea, Israel
Any trip to Israel is not complete without a visit to the Dead Sea. Surrounded by the land of Jordan and Israel the Dead sea is a large Salt Lake. (114 km3). You may have seen many photos of people famously ‘floating’ on top of the dead sea. This happens due to the high amount of salt and minerals within the water. The dead sea is located around 100km from Jerusalem, so it’s important that you make the most of your time here! There are plenty of beaches, Spas and hotels to visit nearby.
Visiting using Public transport
Using this method will take you around 2 hours. Firstly, you must catch the train to Be’er Sheva and then a connecting bus to the Dead sea. Buses also leave from the Jerusalem Central Bus station. Make sure you get up early so that you can enjoy the most time possible at the dead sea as the last bus home is in the afternoon (Don’t miss it)! There are no bus services that operate to the Dead sea on Public Holidays so make sure you check before you travel.
Taking a Dead Sea tour
Many tour packages will cover the Dead sea in their itinerary. Taking a small group tour will enable you to have the easiest and most relaxed experience of the Dead sea. Knowing that everything is taken care of means you can enjoy the experience and soak up the minerals!
Many tours (especially ones over a couple of days) will also include stops at other locations such as Jerusalem, Jericho and Masada.
Visit the Dead Sea by Car
Cars are readily available for rent from all across Israel. If you’re travelling alone or want the ease of being able to arrive and leave as you want then this could be the perfect option for you. Using a navigation app on your phone or a GPS system will help you arrive at the Dead sea easily. Make sure you take care when driving through the desert as many of these roads are well known for being dangerous.
Visit the Dead sea by taxi
Alternatively, you may consider hiring a taxi to the Dead Sea. This is one of the most expensive options since the Dead Sea is not central to Israel. If you decide this is the option you want to go for making sure to book in advance is key, this way you will be able to negotiate the best price. You may also wish to consider a shared taxi or minibus if you are concerned about the cost.
Taking a private tour to the dead sea
The beauty of having a private tour guide in place means that you can tailor your own itinerary and chose where you want to visit. You can set the timescale and locations you wish to visit.
Dead sea private tours often include other locations such as Jerusalem, Qumran or Masada. All beautiful places in their own way.
Having a private tour guide with enable you to have a fully immersive experience in Israel as well as complete control over your time at the Dead Sea.
With over 3 million visitors a year, its clear to see that the Dead Sea is one of the highlights of Israel. Making a visit here has to be on your bucket list right?