Cross the river (water level permitting) and follow a path which obligingly rises in easy stages to the SW, to reach a ridge. Follow this up, still on a path, with great scenery all around, to the S rim of the canyon. The rim is then followed S on flat easy ground to an RSCN lookout post in a unique location on the tip of the plateau overlooking both the Hidan and Mujib Gorges. Just beyond, an unexpected but once again spectacular Bedouin shepherds’ path descends steeply through cliffs and down another ridge to the depths of the massive Mujib Gorge, Jordan’s ‘Grand Canyon’, entering its seemingly inaccessible lower reaches by a path built down a cliff. Follow the river down a short way before wading through to reach wild camping areas.
Buses travel from the Amman’s southern bus station to Madaba. From Madaba, take private transportation to stage start point in Wadi Hidan and the Mujib plateau.
Abu Saif Homestay (off route)