At 400 meters below sea level, this natural wonder is surrounded by the majestic Mountains of Moab to the East and the Judean Mountains to the West. Floating effortlessly in the Dead Sea’s hypersaline water is a surreal experience offering visitors a sense of peace and tranquility seldom experienced elsewhere. It is named the Dead Sea due to the lack of life forms able to survive in it’s salty waters. The excess minerals in the water provide extraordinary relief to the many ailing visitors who flock to benefit from its seemingly magical healing properties. Add to this a wide range of holiday activities such as camel rides, spa treatments and abseiling and it is easy to understand why the Dead Sea is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Israel.