After a phenomenal adventure full of hiking and camping through Wadi Rum and Petra, we were ready for a little R&R. The final stop on our Jordanian journey – the Dead Sea- was perfect for just that.
After a scenic drive along the King’s Way and through Wadi Araba, we were greeted with a hazy coast full of jade green water. It was at least 10 degrees warmer in Northern Jordan than it had been in the desert, so we were happy to have a little sunshine in our lives.
We had gotten pretty gross after all of the hiking and desert wandering and the campsites had offered pretty limited shower facilities, so we were ready for a slightly more pampering experience. We got a pretty sweet deal at a spa resort (~$60/night – including buffet breakfast and a private beach), which seemed like the perfect way to end our holiday.
Being able to float in the super salty water was an insanely cool sensation. It was very difficult for me to abide by the one-hour-at-a-time rule because it was so relaxing.
The next few days were spent swimming, floating, sunbathing, and enjoying some drinks in the sunshine. It was the perfect end to a fantastic vacation.