Wadi Mujib

To explore Wadi Mujib, you should bring waterproof shoes and clothing! Because Wadi Mujib is a slot canyon. When exploring its gorges, you will have to cross several waterfalls and fight your way through water.


Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan's top attractions. Access to the national park is on a first-come, first-served basis. You should therefore arrive early to gain access to the national park. Also, don't forget to bring a waterproof bag and good shoes.


To visit the national park, you have to pay 13 JOD. In return, tour guides are on hand to help you through the labyrinth of rocks on every path through the canyon. You can always hold on to metal chains. The most popular route through Wadi Mujib is the Siq Trail (3 hours for 2 km).


The Wadi Mujib nature reserve can be closed again and again in winter due to the risk of rain. This is because the water level is then too high. Unfortunately, this was also the case for us, and Wadi Mujib was actually supposed to be my highlight of the trip. I had been looking forward to this adventure so much! Well, I'll just have to come here again!

 A little hint

As it very rarely rains in Jordan, rain can sometimes be very dangerous here. On the one hand, a slippery film can form on the roads, which is why you should only drive very carefully or, depending on the situation, not at all. On the other hand, the ground cannot absorb the rain so well. As a result, the water level rises rapidly, which can lead to flash floods in some areas. This is extremely dangerous, which is why some attractions are repeatedly closed in winter.