Canyoning in Wadi Mujib

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Mujib Biosphere Reserve is the lowest reserve on the earth as it is located at the entrance to the Dead Sea. There’s few tourist trails, including Wadi Mujib Siq, that we have chosen to explore. The Siq Trail is located in beautiful gorge, with a swift flowing river in the centre of it. During our trip (in the beginning of May 2016) the water level wasn’t high – in the entrance to the trail the water level was high to the ankles, but there were few deeper parts where the water reaches waist level.

Wadi Mujib through our eyes
Monika – she’s afraid of water so much that she doesn’t like to dive deeper than the high of her calf. But in Wadi Mujib, there were moments that she had to wet her ass.

Watch the film from Monika’s perspective:

Jacek become a child again, in Wadi Mujib, where he has got the best playground ever, full of water slides, swimming pools and water trampolines.

Watch the film from Jacek’s perspective:

The trail leads you between wavy and soaring walls. It is very picturesque and, in some moments, makes you feel like in fairy tale. These slender rocks in beige and pink colours, makes you feel like back to Petra. Sunlight, squeezing through the hole in the top of the gorge, light up the frescoes left here by the nature. Slender walls writhe and bend in the rhythm of rapid stream of the river.

Walk through the Wadi Mujib gorge has one more advantage – there is a nice shadow inside, so you can hide from the sun there. The trail isn’t long and it takes approximately 1 hour one way. In the end of the trail there’s another surprise – a waterfall.

Wadi Mujib
Wadi Mujib

HOW TO GET THERE

Where is Wadi Mujib?
Entrance to the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail is located on the road 65, at the Mujib Bridge and the Dead Sea. There’s a Tourist Centre (run by Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature) , where you can buy ticket and get the life jacket.

How to get there?
I coudn’t find any information how to get to Wadi Mujib (including Lonely Planet). That’s why we had decided to get taxi – the price for the taxi was the same on the distance from Wadi Rum to Wadi Mujib and from Wadi Mujib to Amman, and it was 65 JOD.
I think, that today we would rent a car.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

How long does it take to finish the Siq Trail?
It takes approx.. 2-2,5 hours both ways. But if you want to stay there longer, there’s no rush 🙂 We have spent there a half a day.

Is it safe?
Before entering the trail you will get a life jacket, that you should wear the entire stay in the gorge. For your safely, you cannot get off the path. There are some difficult parts of the trail, but two helpful RSCN’s guides where there as well.
It is worth to take climbing gloves.

Mujib Siq Trail
Mujib Siq Trail

Where can I leave my private and valuable things?
You can leave your valuable things in the Visitors Centre. There’s no any special lockers for tourist, but the Visitors Centre’s Staff will take care of your things.

PRICE

You can buy your ticket at the entrance. It costs 17,5 JOD net (approx. 21 JOD gross).

ACCOMMODATION

The best place to stay for night is Mujib Chalets. It is a complex of comfortable and well equipped bungalows located at the other side of the road 65, in front of entrance to Wadi Mujib Siq. It’s quite expensive, but it’s worth the price.

FOOD

There’s no restaurant around the Tourist Centre. The only one restaurant is located in Mujib Chalets – it’s expensive with limited offer. The closest grocery is a long way from Mujib Siq Trail, so it’s important to do shopping in advance.

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To download tourist brochure – click HERE.

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