Dead Sea Travel Guide

The Dead Sea – bordering Israel, Jordan and the West Bank – is a salt lake situated more than 400 meters below sea level, the lowest point on dry earth. Its famous high content salt water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts and Dead Sea spa products sold abroad. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.

In Israel, Ein Bokek is where many resorts are located, along with a public beach. To the north is the oasis Ein Gedi, with beautiful waterfalls and tropical vegetation, and Masada, the bluff-top ruins of a 1st-century B.C. fortress and previuosly a Royal Palace of King Herod, visited only by aerial tramway. The West Bank is home to Qumran National Park, the ancient caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Jordan has luxury resorts, nature parks and Biblical sites such as Mount Nebo, where Moses was said to have seen the "Promised Land."

Top sites

Popular tours

  • Dead Sea Israel Tour

    Dead Sea Day Tour

    1 Day│Touring day in Dead Sea; Dead Sea - Swim and float in the Dead Sea, Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

  • Masada and Dead Sea Israel Tour

    Masada & Dead Sea Tour

    1 Day│Touring day in Masada and Dead Sea; Masada, Dead Sea, Swim and float in the Dead Sea, Qumran Caves.

  • Christian Holy Land Tour Package Including Jerusalem to Israel

    Footsteps of Christ Tour

    10 Days│Including 1 night in Dead Sea; Masada, Dead Sea, Swim and float in the Dead Sea, Qumran Caves.

  • Holy Land tour to Egypt, Jordan, Israel Including Jerusalem

    Where it all Began Tour

    15 Days │Incuding 1 night in Dead Sea; Masada, Dead Sea, Swim and float in the Dead Sea, Qumran Caves.

When to tour

High season travel periods are during winter (Oct–Apr), the Jewish holidays of Passover (Mar/Apr, dates vary) and Sukkot (Sep/Oct, dates vary). In summer (Jul–Aug), the Dead Sea region, which has a desert climate, is extremely dry and hot. Winters are mild, warm and sunny.

Travelers from North America typically stay a day or two.


Current weather for the week En Gedi situated by the Dead Sea:

Clear

87°F

En Gedi

Clear
Humidity: 40%
Wind: N at 11 mph
Sunday
Sunny
81°F / 94°F
Monday
Partly cloudy
79°F / 92°F
Tuesday
Sunny
78°F / 89°F
Wednesday
Sunny
75°F / 86°F
Thursday
Sunny
77°F / 85°F
Friday
Sunny
75°F / 88°F
Saturday
Sunny
83°F / 95°F

Average monthly temperatures:

 

Low / High

January 58° / 68°
February 59° / 70 °
March 62° / 76 °
April 68° / 85°
May 74° / 92°
June 78° / 96°
 

Low / High

July 81° / 99°
August 81° / 99°
September 79° / 97°
October 76° / 91°
November 69° / 81°
December 61° / 71°

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