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Dead Sea - Israel & Jordan

The Dead Sea, also known as the Sea of Salt, is a massive salt lake spread between Israel and the West Bank to the west and Jordan on the east. At 1,385 feet below sea level, it is said that the shores of the salt lake are the lowest on earth. The Dead Sea is 1,240 feet deep, which makes it the deepest hyper saline lake in the world.

The total salinity content is 33.7 percent making it an extremely hostile environment for the survival of organisms. Because of its high salinity content, fish and vegetation do not thrive, and in fact do not exist at all, hence its name. The main tributary of the sea is the Jordan River as it lies in the Jordan Rift Valley.

The Dead Sea is the perfect place for the ecotourist who wants to pamper him/herself using the natural wonders that this feat of nature has provided. OnTheGoTours.com provides a visit to the mineral-rich Dead Sea which offers bathers ultimate buoyancy to the point where you'll feel like a cork bobbing about! Their Dead Sea escape allows you the chance to completely spoil yourself at the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort Hotel.

Enjoy the resort's fine facilities such as the freshwater swimming pools, tennis courts and world-class Zara Spa where you can opt to indulge in a catalogue of well-being treatments such as Dead Sea salt scrubs, Swedish massage, stone therapy, mud body wraps and more. Plus right outside is the Dead Sea, just the tonic for a healthy complexion and skin.

The green traveller looking for a sustainable place to stay in the area can do no better than check out the facilities available at the Toledo Amman Hotel. It is the first independent hotel to receive the Green Key eco label, and uses eco-friendly water, power, lighting and heating and so is an absolute must for the ecotourist looking for somewhere to stay whilst enjoying the buoyant delights of The Dead Sea.

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