Float on super-salty waters, wallow in Dead Sea mud, and discover the lowest place on land on this 1-day private trip to the Dead Sea from Aqaba. Take your pick of the many waterfront resorts, most with pools and spas, and enjoy the Dead Sea at your leisure until you're ready to return.
Your private driver-guide will collect you from your Aqaba hotel at 7am, ready for the 3-hour drive from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. Along the way, admire desert landscapes, including the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, where you'll see the natural rock formation supposed to represent Lot's wife.
Descend 1,407 feet (429 meters) below sea level to where this lake, so salty that nothing can live in it, shimmers against the background of the desert. Enjoy the unique experience of bobbing on the super-salty waters – they're so rich in salt and minerals that it's almost impossible to sink. Salve yourself in therapeutic mud and dense white clay. Depending on your budget and interests, your guide will direct you to a resort that's right for you, where you can lounge by the pool, indulge in Dead Sea spa treatments, and savor lunch looking across the Dead Sea to Israel. When you're ready to return, just let your driver know. You'll be back at your hotel in around three hours.