By Miri -
The Dead Sea is obviously one of the focal points of tourism in the Holy Land and also Green Olive Tours offers a number of tours which guide you through this area. On a trip organised by Green Olive Tours, however, you will be enabled to look beyond the natural beauty of this unique site whose shores constitute the lowest place on earth and whose waters are said to have therapeutic qualities.
|View from the Israeli to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea|
|Ahava production room, Photo Keren Manor/ActiveStills|
|Israeli bathing beach Bianqini, Photo Keren Manor/ActiveStills|
There are at least four more bathing beaches located in the municipal areas of the settlements, as well as some 200 guest rooms run by settlements, which thereby directly profit from visitors.
Closely located to Kalia, you'll find Qumran, an archaeological site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, now one of the main attractions in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, were found. The site is run by the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority, which collects entrance fees under army supervision. Similarly, Ein Fashkha, the lowest nature reserve in the world, featuring natural springs with changing temperatures as well as archaeological sites, is run by the same authority and makes a considerable profit from visitors.
When it comes the Dead Sea, the issue of responsible and informed tourism becomes a very apparent one. Visiting the area with Green Olive Tours, will open your eyes and consciousness to more than just the ancient history and the breathtaking beauties of the area.
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