Jordan Trail | 1- Fuhais to Iraq Al Amir
The Jordan Trail is a continuous route crossing the entire country of Jordan, offering over 600 kilometers of trail and 36 days of beautiful hiking through diverse
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DAY 1: FUHAIS TO IRAQ AL-AMIR

  • Distance: 15.2 km
  • Time:   5 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track, click here.

Basic Info:

Head down the valley following tracks and country roads through small farm holdings and rising up over the hills and down to the Hellenistic site of Iraq Al-Amir with its adjacent caves dating from the Copper Age 5000 years ago. There are a Women’s Craft Cooperative here and homestays.

Transportation:
Buses leave from Sweileh circle to Fuheis and from Fuheis take a taxi to the start point, taxis also available from Amman to Fuheis.
Accommodations:
– Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society:

Guesthouse, Restaurant & Handcrafts workshop.
Contact: 00962777351620
Iraqamir_women_soc@yahoo.com
Things to See:
– Qasr Al-Abd (no entrance fees, open all day).
– Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society (toilets, food, soft drinks, overnight).
– Local brewery called Carakale at the start point.
Amenities:
– Water and food available at the start and end.
– Toilets available in restaurants in Fuheis and Iraq Al-Amir.
– Mobile service available along the trail.
– ATM machines available in Fuheis.

 

Local Contacts:
1. Local contacts in villages along trail:

– Ghalib Abbadi: 

– (Taxi Driver from Iraq Al-Amir) 0772193218

– Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society:
– Land Phone: 06 548 1385
– Ina’am Al-Sakarne: 0777351620
– Yusra: 077 593 1563