The landlocked Dead Sea sits 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level in the Jordan Rift Valley, making it the lowest point on Earth. Floating in its warm, mineral-rich waters is an experience that should not be missed. Here are your options for tours from Amman.
If time is short, it’s possible to visit the Dead Sea Spa Hotel or take a swim in the Dead Sea on a half-day tour from Amman, stopping along the way to visit Bethany on the Jordan River, the believed site of Jesus’ baptism. On a full day trip, you could combine your visit with an Amman city tour; a visit to the sacred Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land; or a tour of St. George’s Church in Madaba, famous for its magnificent Mosaic Map.
With time to spare, a multi-day tour means you can venture further afield and explore at a more leisurely pace. A 3-, 4-, or 6-night tour from Amman means you can take in Jordan attractions such as the UNESCO-listed city of Petra, the ancient city of Jerash, the Wadi Rum desert, or the Red Sea.
Things to Know
The Dead Sea is located 187 miles (85 kilometers) southwest of Amman, a journey of about 1.5 hours by road.
Day trips from Amman can last between four and nine hours.
Be sure to bring your swimsuit, but be aware that the mineral-rich waters can stain fabrics.
Multi-day tours typically include hotel pickup and drop-off, accommodation, some meals, and round-trip coach transport.