You are warned: do NOT get even a drop of the Dead Sea in your eyes! It’s bad enough on sore patches of skin, or cuts, but unbearable agony in your eyes!
Other than this, the whole experience of floating in the Dead Sea is very surreal and really quite funny. Go in backwards and sit down in the water as soon as you can, lift your legs and arms up, and there you are - floating!
It’s best to have about 10-15 minutes in the water, then if you’re going to try putting mud all over you, the sea will have started to work its magic on your skin, and the mud continues the beneficial effect. Once you’ve washed the mud off (after maybe 15 mins) in the Sea, and had another float about, you’ll be ready to shower in fresh water and feel your newly-silky skin!
The Dead Sea is on Jordan's western border and can be visited on a day trip form both Amman and Aqaba, or you can stay at one of the hotels here to give yourself more time here.
The Dead Sea can be visited at any time of year, though temperatures can get up to 40°C and more in summer (July and August).
If you've time, it's best to stay at one of the hotels on the shores of the Dead Sea, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the experience, and can combine it with other activities such as following nature trails and hiking.
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