A visit to the Dead Sea won’t be complete if you don’t dip in the Dead Sea itself. Given the really high salt content of the sea, you will most likely just float in the water. You can lean back and the water itself becomes the flotation device. However, you can’t stay there for the rest of the day. Eventually, the novelty wears off and you will want to try other things. Here are some of the most exciting activities to do while you’re in the region.
Visiting the Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
This place is really unique in the sense that there is a wide range of plants thriving in the area. The heat of the summer and the milder winter nights are perfect to ensure that plants grow well. The minerals present in the air pave the way for the quick growth of plants in the area. This is also why you will see massive plants while you’re there. There are 1,000 different kinds of plants from around the world packed in this small area, making it an even better sight to behold.
Flightseeing and skydiving
There are companies offering these services. You will have a unique view of the Dead Sea along with the historical caves, kibbutz, sink holes and the shoreline. You should also consider the fact that the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Skydiving there would be a totally unique experience. There are qualified instructors who will help you make this activity a reality.
Touring a Cosmetics Factory
Found at the lowest point of the Earth is a famous Israeli cosmetics company. The factory tour offers you a glimpse of the secrets behind the Dead Sea mud. You will get a guided tour of the factory plus an informative presentation from experts in cosmetology. The factory started as a small cosmetics company that eventually turned into a thriving business worth $150 million. The products help improve metabolism, promote blood circulation and help in healing the body.
Touring the Wild Desert
This is a really unique experience where you sit in mini-jeeps and tour around the area. You can even drive the vehicle as long as you have a licence. Of course, you need a guide who will help you during the trip and explain some of the most interesting facts regarding the things and animals you will see. The entire tour takes you to the dikes heading to the southern basin and into the evaporation pools. It then continues to the ground water pools and the floor reservoir where winter flood water is collected. The foot of the Sodom Mountain is also visited to see an amazing lump of salt.
These activities should make you feel excited about planning your trip now.