Wadi al-Mujib
Wadi al-Mujib
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  • MrKiller21
    Melbourne, Australia163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Second best highlight of Jordan
    An incredible day Canyoning and right up there with my previous Canyoning in the Blue Mountains. They are a bit disorganised at the start but once you start self guiding yourself in the adventure begins. A combination of wading, swimming, dragging yourself through the current by ropes, slithering up ladders and, on the return trip, sliding down rockfaces... it was amazing. We were in a largish group so be prepared to help each other as there were only two staff members actually inside the Canyon in tricky ascent/descent nooks. A reasonable level of fitness and upper body strength certainly helps, but if you are feeling adventurous and have support with you, this should be high on your bucket list. Waterproof grippy shoes are a must. Water was warm in April so we were mostly in normal swim gear. A must do while in Jordan.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Prewina S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Jordan
    This was the highlight of Jordan for us. Nice to have some wateractivity amidst al the sand and heat. Make sure to be early because group tours go here. There are water and dry trails you can do here depending on the season. The shortest and most popular trail is the Siq trail which is like walking through the valley of Petra but with water and waterfalls. Upon arrrival you can hire watershoes and a drybag. There are seperate changingrooms heren. The lifevest is included in the price. You get to go through the canyon alone en there are guides along the route. If you want to advance to the furthest point where the waterfall is you need to be fit. Or have help. Some point are not easy to pass. Dont cary anything with you but put in the drybag as you will need your hands. A waterproof casing for your phone is nice to make video's. To get to the adventure center (which is the starting point) is easy via uber or taxi from Aqaba, Madaba or Amman. But getting back is harder. There is no cafe or restaurant here with wifi. So what we did was wait for a taxi to take us back. We were lucky and got one within 15 min. You can ask you taxi or uber to wait for you while you do the trail. The wait was definitly worth it!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • cwilco
    Picton, Australia60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun
    Great fun and a challenge for us older persons. Very expensive to do the hike and the water sandles were horrible to wear. I suggest to bring your own or wear socks with them. Be warned the so called water proof bag was not so waterproof for me. Luckily my phone has limited water protection.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Knockknockxx
    Lasne, Belgium208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute thrill!
    An absolute thrill. I wasn't sure at first, but no regrets. One of the highlights of my trip. So beautiful. Canyon a wadi makes you appreciate the power of water. You see 5 million years in front of you. The color and contours of the canyon. Stunning. The water is not cold. Fun to have at times the small fish nibble your toes. It's not a very physical experience. One suggestion, take your under water camera,.. You'll use it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
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MrKiller21
Melbourne, Australia163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
An incredible day Canyoning and right up there with my previous Canyoning in the Blue Mountains. They are a bit disorganised at the start but once you start self guiding yourself in the adventure begins. A combination of wading, swimming, dragging yourself through the current by ropes, slithering up ladders and, on the return trip, sliding down rockfaces... it was amazing. We were in a largish group so be prepared to help each other as there were only two staff members actually inside the Canyon in tricky ascent/descent nooks. A reasonable level of fitness and upper body strength certainly helps, but if you are feeling adventurous and have support with you, this should be high on your bucket list. Waterproof grippy shoes are a must. Water was warm in April so we were mostly in normal swim gear. A must do while in Jordan.
Written 16 July 2023
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Bronwen W
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We arrived early but still had to wait some time to start and the queue system was vague and confusing! Life jackets were in poor repair but serviceable. They seem to limit the number of people in the canyon by the number of lifejackets so you may also have to wait for one. The trail itself was amazing, with beautiful views and truly exhilarating climbs and descents over rocks through fast moving water (Oct). There were ladders and ropes but not always very stable. Only do this if you are confident, fairly fit, nimble and can swim (you don’t need to swim but would feel vulnerable if you couldn't). We didn't take anything with us and were glad to have hands free. No lockers but left car keys at the desk. In summary, a must but not for everyone!
Written 16 October 2022
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
As I couldn’t find much about this online I will start by saying you need to be fit and able. This experience involves some swimming in strong currents, climbing ropes across wet rocks and climbing ladders. Extremely fun but make sure you’re wearing grippy water shoes and leggings/ long sleeves to help avoid any scratches etc. a waterproof phone case too so you can take pictures along the way (with a strap to keep around your neck)

The experience itself was amazing, you start walking through ankle high water and enjoying the canyon around you. This gradually gets more tricky as the water rises and parts involves swimming but there are always ropes to help you if you need.
The trial takes some time as your waiting for others ahead or people coming back. It ends with a big waterfall you can swim behind and the way back is more more fun as it includes a couple of slides and the current carries you along so you can just relax and float back for parts.

The only improvements I can see are regarding safety. The life jackets are in poor repair and need replacing. There are no helmets which for this kind of activity is very bad. It’s so easy to slip and bang your head and you’d be seriously injured. The organisation is also poor as you cannot book times. It seems to be first come first serve as they only have so many life jackets so get there early if you’re alone. Our tour managed to get in but initially we’re told we couldn’t go that day, I guess our guide knew someone to thankfully get us in but it was a bit of a mess.
There are changing rooms there but only a room with no seat or pegs so just arrive ready. Go for active wear that will dry quickly and pack a carrier bag for your wet things.
Written 23 October 2022
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Prewina S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This was the highlight of Jordan for us. Nice to have some wateractivity amidst al the sand and heat.

Make sure to be early because group tours go here.
There are water and dry trails you can do here depending on the season. The shortest and most popular trail is the Siq trail which is like walking through the valley of Petra but with water and waterfalls.

Upon arrrival you can hire watershoes and a drybag. There are seperate changingrooms heren. The lifevest is included in the price. You get to go through the canyon alone en there are guides along the route. If you want to advance to the furthest point where the waterfall is you need to be fit. Or have help. Some point are not easy to pass. Dont cary anything with you but put in the drybag as you will need your hands. A waterproof casing for your phone is nice to make video's.

To get to the adventure center (which is the starting point) is easy via uber or taxi from Aqaba, Madaba or Amman. But getting back is harder. There is no cafe or restaurant here with wifi. So what we did was wait for a taxi to take us back. We were lucky and got one within 15 min. You can ask you taxi or uber to wait for you while you do the trail. The wait was definitly worth it!
Written 7 August 2023
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Michele
Zurich, Switzerland133 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The reason for giving one star solely lies in the fact that the opening hours do not match to what is written in the internet-> pay attention! We travelled there on April 4th, 2023 and the gates were closed and not able to do anything there. On the website apparently it should open in April but an employee at the gate (who was actually also fairly rude) told us it would not open until end of April (and a lot of busses were constantly coming and going not being aware of this fact-> see pictures). The visitor center per se looks actually pretty good and I am sure that the canyoning would have been awesome. However, if you should travel in April to Wadi Mujib check twice and maybe even call to figure out if it is actually open.
Written 4 April 2023
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Silvan B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Warning!
Extremely unfriendly and arrogant staff.
We were really looking forward to the Hike. We were ahead of time and were simply ignored.
The next person tried to charge us way too high prices with extra stuff, this was not from internet.
Don't fall for this.
People who came back from the Hike also found it very disappointing..
Written 11 September 2023
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Lucy
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This is a MUST do if you are slightly adventurous and don’t mind getting completely wet. My biggest tip is to go nice and early to the SiqTrail to enjoy its beauty uninterrupted. It opens at 8 am and we arrived around 9am and virtually had the whole canyon to ourselves. By doing so we could take our time to navigating our way up & back over the technical climbs and through the waterfalls without waiting for others to pass. On our return there were 2 guides positioned at the more difficult sections that advised us how to attack our return footing. It took us 45 min to make it up to the the big waterfall and 30 min to return. We float down stream on our backs looking up at the magnificent sides of the canyon and enjoying the grandeur of the rock. A definite WOW moment. It was simply stunning! We didn’t take a camera (read that the rental dry sacs were not effective & expensive, an extra 10JOD) and were so disappointed not to have captured any of this experience that we returned to the car, packed an IPhone in a ziplock bag and redid the easy bits of the canyon just to take some pictures. On our return journey I noted a number of visitors clearly felt uncomfortable in the deep rapidly running water. It is not easy to clamber up over rocks while holding onto ropes especially with fast running water. It is not for the faint hearted but it is definitely worth it!
Written 12 May 2022
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My only experience of Wadi Mujib was in the summer of 2022, when, traveling the "Road of Kings" with our group, we crossed the very deep canyon that it looks like when the road crosses it.
I am well aware that the most attractive part of the Wadi is its course downstream from the road, where it descends precipitously for about a kilometer in altitude (measured from the valley floor!) towards the depression of the Dead Sea, where the water flows for all year round, and where the "Biosphere Reserve" was established.
But even with this marginal contact, the wadi is impressive, and well deserves its title of Grand Canyon of Arabia. the rift that the wadi has made on the plateau is in fact spectacular, and the road that descends to the bottom of it and then goes up again on the opposite side allows us to fully appreciate its majesty.
Overall, this was one of the most scenic landscapes we have enjoyed in Jordan.
Written 27 January 2023
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cwilco
Picton, Australia60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great fun and a challenge for us older persons. Very expensive to do the hike and the water sandles were horrible to wear. I suggest to bring your own or wear socks with them. Be warned the so called water proof bag was not so waterproof for me. Luckily my phone has limited water protection.
Written 5 November 2023
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PetervTNL
Made, The Netherlands239 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Want an expensive tourist trap…… JOD 22 per person to walk in a Wadi. They even charge you 5 JOD for renting a water bag. And then waiting in line to get in.

DONT GO. There are better places like Wadi Ghuweir in Jordan which are much better and free of charge.
Written 6 October 2023
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