Jordan Trail | 3- Wadi Mujib to Majdalein
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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  • Distance: 20.1 km
  • Time:   7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

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Basic Info:

Contrasting terrain today, once again with a long uphill start in spectacular barren surrounds. A good track makes it way slowly up the S side of the gorge, heading W towards a ridge which is then followed up amongst amazing scenery to the canyon rim. A small road then goes S across the high fertile plateau, eventually picking up an old Roman road bordered by rocks, leading past the small town of Faqua (café) to the abandoned old basalt village of Majdelein on the rim of Wadi ibn Hammad (great views).


No bus service to villages, nothing inside the wadi.

Camping – good spot at bottom. Possibly a few more
on way down the wadi.
Things to See:
– Graveyards. Lots of ruined buildings along the way. Views from Faqua ridge. Stream at bottom.
– Majdalein village ruins.
– Water: Mujib stream.
– Road – near a village at top. Lots of dirt roads in wadi, accessible by 4WD. Asphalt road close to trail towards the end.
– Shade – once you get to the 4×4 there is some; before that, none. Closer to wadi bottom are more boulders and vegetation.
– Mobile phone service – in most of the wadi.
Local Contacts:
1. Local contacts in villages along trail:
Abu Saif : from Bani Hamida tribe. 0777037559. Does homestays, transportation, meals, maybe guiding hikes. Runs a support truck/guiding business.
2. Local tour operators or guides:
– Abu-Saif: 0777037559