Wadi Mujib is the lowest nature reserve on the earth at the coast of the Dead Sea. The area, consisting of valleys, mountains and several water flows, is perfect for hiking and trekking. From Amman you drive about 80 kms along the Dead Sea Road, where you see here and there lush vegetation due to small springs. Arriving to Wadi Mujib Visitors’ Centre we decided for the Siq Trail, as especially in summer a water trail with shades is inviting.
A guide for the Siq Trail is not necessary, just pay the entrance fee and choose one of the life jackets. Short way along a bridge, you scale down a ladder and find yourself on the trail. Following the course of the water stream you get inside the gorge with towering sandstone cliffs. The farer you get, the higher the water level, and it is not always easy to walk against the currents, some spots are deep pools enough for swimming. A little difficult are the scrambles over small waterfalls, what is done with the help of fixed ropes. End of the trail is the largest waterfall of about 20 meters. Going back it is easier and more fun as with the current you can slide down the waterfalls. In general it is a very refreshing and adventurous experience in beautiful nature! Just bear in mind light closes and good, but older footwear like sports shoes, and a waterproof bag for the camera. The Siq Trail is open from April until October and visitors have to be minimum 18 years old.