Health and Wellness
Jordan has been a destination for health and wellness travelers since antiquity. Herod’s fortress at Mukawir was built because he made frequent visits to the natural hot springs at Callirhoe, which you can still visit today. The Nabateans exported Dead Sea minerals to Pharaonic Egypt for centuries. These age-old restorative treatments can still be enjoyed today, with the added therapeutic advantages of modern medical and relaxation techniques.
The Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s surface, is Jordan’s most famous nature Spa. There are a growing number of luxurious wellness Spas along the northern shoreline where you can pamper yourself with custom-tailored beauty and fitness programs. The Sea is 400 meters below sea level, providing an extra-rich oxygen layer and augmented UV protection while you rejuvenate body and soul.
There are also two internationally renowned medical clinics at the Dead Sea, where physicians and specially trained therapists provide one- to four-week programs designed to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, vitiligo, neurodermitis, uveitis and similar diseases of the skin and joints.
At Hamamat Ma’in, natural hot springs complement the variety of wellness treatments available at the luxurious Six Senses Spa and Resort.
Amman and Petra both have a variety of places where you can experience a traditional Turkish Bath with hammam (soap) massage.
If you’re interested in traditional medicines and herbalist cures, see our handicraft tours page for more information about special touring programs.