Jordan Trail | 503- Karaka to Ma’tan
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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Hikes in the Region


1: Karak to Tor Al-Taboun


2: Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka


3: Karaka to Ma’tan


4: Ma’tan to Dana


  • Distance: 20.9 km
  • Time:   8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track,

Important Numbers

Tourist Police:

  • Hotline: 117777
  • What’s App: +962 7 7099 1814



  • George: +962 7 9916 6072
  • Abdullah: +962 7 9061 8417
  • Bashir +962 7 7844 2200
Basic Info:

Continue S all the way to Ais, and onwards with good views out past Tafileh to the Dead Sea, and easy walking. Once in the valley bottom a track heads off over rolling hills which are crossed enjoyably on small paths eventually arriving high above a small but pretty valley which is followed down on paths past olive groves at the end of which the way crosses a road. Continue down the side of the wadi passing more olive groves and orchards before arriving at the renovated ancient cliff top village of Ma’tan, dramatically located high above Wadi Labun.


Buses go to Tafila (via Ais) from Amman and Aqaba.

Things to See:
  • Al-Ais
  • Tafila Technical University
  • Al-Ain Al-Beida
  • Ma’tan Village
Food & Water:


  • Food and water (cafes, restaurants and minimarkets) in Ais
  • Minimarkets and produce stands in Ein al-Beida
  • Meals available if reserved ahead of time at Ma’atan Eco Village


  • Water in Wadi Hasa (needs purification)
Tips & Safety:


  • If you want to skip the road walking, many shared taxis run this road, so feel
    free to take one to Ais, and then another one to Ma’atan.
  • Restaurants, cafes, markets, bus station, bathrooms and ATM available in Ais
    near Tafila Technical University.
  • Most of the services are also available at “Ein Al-Beida” the village before
  • The dirt paths through farming areas after Ais can be challenging to navigate.
    GPS is recommended.

Safety Info:

  • Wild animals – sheep dogs, hyenas, wolves (few in area)
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion -fairly exposed, higher elevation
Local Contacts:

Abu Samer – Husain al-Shabatat – 0775504550

Abdallah (pick up) – 0775161541