Introducing The Dead Sea & Around
There are several reasons to visit the Dead Sea region, not least for a float in the sea itself, especially if you're not visiting the Israeli side. Bethany is an important archaeological site that pinpoints a major event in the life of Jesus to a remarkably specific physical location on the banks of the Jordan River. For something completely different, Wadi Mujib offers some of Jordan's wettest and wildest adventure opportunities.
Public transport is unreliable on the Dead Sea Hwy and this is one place to consider renting a car or taxi for the day. Most budget travellers visit the Dead Sea as part of a day trip from Amman or Madaba.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009