The Dead Sea
- What's Included
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Imagine the next moment: Rowing in absolute kayak in the lowest place in the world! All this when you come across and stop at spectacular and unimaginable natural phenomena, some of which have only been discovered in science in recent years. This powerful experience started at Mitzpe Shalem, where an metal gate was opened, and then we went down the road to a virgin beach. While getting a brief explanation and safety procedures, we put on the buoyancy vests, got on the kayaks and started paddling toward the horizon. The experience of kayaking in the Dead Sea is different in almost every sense: Being able to go to any spectacular site yourself (or sit foot on foot while your partner strives), enjoy intimate and quiet moments, spectacular views of salt landscapes and hear fascinating explanations is an unforgettable experience. For about two hours we rowed, watched, stopped and relaxed at spectacular and unimaginable points that could not be reached by any means other than the boat or kayak. As part of the Dead Sea kayaks, we reached impressive sinkholes and even rowed in a sinkhole that opened in the ground and refreshed in its sweet waters. In addition, we looked at picturesque walls that reminded us of 3-layer cheesecake, reached low-salinity ponds, paddled alongside salt chimneys discovered in science only in recent years and even won a number of exclusive pictures alongside them; ) While paddling, we found salt diamonds in hidden corners, switched between salt drips and gave us the opportunity to smudge in the mud straight from the soil. The successful and impressive supplier for two full and fascinating hours led us to one clear conclusion: there are things that must be seen in order to believe and so in this case too it is a mandatory recommendation. The man behind the Dead Sea kayaking The Dead Sea kayaking is actually a relatively new attraction (beginning the 3rd year) and is therefore still unfamiliar to the general public. The professional behind the attraction and the kayaks maintained is Ofer Shmuelfeld, a rowing and kayaking instructor for about 20, and owner of Kayak Tours. This is a person who loves a sea from birth and one of the pleasant and interesting people we met.
We start our day and Mitzpe Shalem junction. From there you go down to the beach and start our journey. After we finish, we go back to the beach, wash ourselves, change experiences and go home happy and content.
Accommodation is possible in Bianchini beach or in Dragot observatory.
This trip suits moderate experience.
- Transportation to the site and back
- Life vests
- Swimming suit
- Warm clothes / Fleece
- Sea shoes / sandals
- Hiking shoes
- Sleeping Bag
- Insect repellent
- Water (minimum 3 liters)
- Personal valuables and toiletries
- Personal medicines (if needed)
For more details visit our Publications page.
- Walla! News: Sinkhole hunters facing the danger zone of the Dead Sea
- Didi Harari radio show: Talking about the Dead Sea trip
- Following the Diamonds: Kayaking experience in the Dead Sea
- Channel 2 News: Dead Sea Sinkholes
- Bestip: Kayaking in the Dead Sea: Unforgettable experience on the lowest place in the world.
Click here to read or print our English information leaflet for the Dead Sea Adventure.