Jordan is really a country to be discovered. In addition to the historical findings, churches and Roman cities buried, places worth to be explored are the local nature reserves. A stunning beauty, and, astonishingly, very green.
The stereotype of the Middle East as a region of deserts and endless landscapes lifeless beige is broken when encountering places like Wadi Ibn Hammad.
A scenario worthy of rainforest amid the barrenness around. An oasis. To reach the site passes by the cinematographic Kings’ Highway. A valley of sandy mountains surrounding the dam of Wadi Mujib, which in turn highlights the strong tone turquoise waters.
Down the valley, through a winding road, we arrive at Wadi Ibn Hammad, located 285 meters below sea level.
The place is a tourist spot recognized by the local government, but fortunately or unfortunately, not widely known and visited. The low frequency of people makes the site remains cleaner and well preserved.
The hike is considered easy and can be done in around two hours. Along the way breathtaking landscapes: hot springs, waterfalls, a variety of plants and rocks striking shapes that clearly point that one day, millions of years ago, all there ever been submerged in water.
Impressive. Maybe that’s the best word to describe Wadi Ibn Hammad. A place worth to be visited, explored and discovered. And because it is easy to access, it is recommended for the whole family.
If you’re the more adventurous type, you can keep hiking ending at the Dead Sea. This requires the help of ropes and other equipment to go down the waterfalls. More information is provided by the staff on site.
To end the trip on a high note, we still suggest you to visit the city of Karak, which gets in the way. There you can visit the beautiful and historic Karak Castle, one of the Crusade castles in Jordan.
And, yes, Discover Jordan takes you there!
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