Sometimes you’ve got to get down low to find the real highlights. The Dead Sea is the example par excellence – to be found quite literally at the lowest point on earth. Taking a dip takes on a new meaning here, as the intensely salty water keeps you so buoyant you’ll be bobbing about like a cork rather than gracefully swimming a few strokes. Dead Sea mud famously doubles as a skincare product, and you can take things to a more luxurious level at one of the many high-end spas that line the coast.
There are more waters to take than just the Dead Sea, however. Nearby is Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan, the site where Jesus Christ is said to have been baptised, and a magnet for religious and secular tourists alike. More worldly attractions can be found at the nature reserve of Wadi Mujib, where you can splash your way through watery canyon trails.