Marriott Bonvoy Traveler. April 2023.
One of the best ways to explore the country of Jordan is by taking a road trip along the Dead Sea. On the winding road that runs along the coastline, you can watch the dramatic scenery change from arid deserts and rocky cliffs to serene turquoise-blue sea.
With detours to pristine beaches, historic hot springs and nature preserves, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Jordan’s natural wonders along the way.
The Dead Sea Highway (Highway 65) runs north–south in Jordan, starting near Irbid in the north, passing through the Jordan Valley and along the Dead Sea, and ending in Aqaba.
You can cover the 175 miles (273 kilometers) from the north end of the Dead Sea to Aqaba in 3.5 hours without stopping, but to truly relax and discover, make a whole day of it, or even spread out your trip over a few days.
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