Wadi Ghuweir

Hiking area in Dana Biosphere Reserve

Updated: March 29, 2024 08:03 AM

Wadi Ghuweir is located in Dana Biosphere Reserve (Nature reserve in Dana, Jordan), Jordan. It's address is JH26+28W, Al-Mansoura, Jordan.

JH26+28W, Al-Mansoura, Jordan

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Where is Wadi Ghuweir?

Wadi Ghuweir is located at: JH26+28W, Al-Mansoura, Jordan.

What are the coordinates of Wadi Ghuweir?

Coordinates: 30.6001084, 35.5608137

Wadi Ghuweir Reviews

Lukas Güth
2024-01-25 17:06:31 GMT

In one word: Amazing!!!

Wadi Ghuweir is an amazing natural landmark and a must see in Jordan! It’s a good 3-5 hour hike; depending on your fitness.

You can arrange a transport if you wanna go one way or what we did - we turned around and hiked back.

Stephanie Holz
2022-11-20 16:58:44 GMT

Just wow, if you’re in this area - don’t miss this hike, it’s one of the most scenic ones I ever did! You’ll be walking through the canyon, hanging gardens, palm trees, there’s a swing and a waterfall. You can go with a usual rental car all the way to the parking lot and start the hike directly from there along the water. Black and red arrows mark the way (though not always easy to find). Sometimes you have to search twice for the right passage - especially in the first part of the trail (which is not soo scenic - but trust me, it gets more and more beautiful). If you try to keep close to the water - it’s the easiest to find the right way. We went to the waterfall and back which took us a little bit more than 6 hours at moderate pace with break, lunch and pictures. For this you won’t need a guide!!!
Because we saw a lot of people walking back before finding the waterfall: It’s approximately 1h walk from the part where the big rock is stuck in the canyon.
There was water (at least in November) but never higher than the ankle. I brought a second pair of shoes with which I could wade through the parts with more water.
A bit before the waterfall, a guy was selling freshly brewed tea (basically in the middle of nowhere).
Nevertheless it’s not an easy hike - there are boulders, ladders and “ladders” you have to climb.

Julia Chinn
2024-03-23 14:48:16 GMT

We really liked the hike. As of March 23rd there is no waterfall but the hanging garden with the palm trees is still worth the walk. It took us 3 hours to reach it and 2 hours back. A lot of the trickier sections were easier on the return.

You don’t need a guide or a map. Just follow the water flow.

Either hike in close toe hiking sandals or pack a pair. There was definitely a pool with knee deep water to treat through - or you can pile rocks and make a path. I did the 14km to hanging garden and back in sandals but was anxious about breaking my ankle on so many sharp rocks. Better to pack sandals and hike in boots.

Jenny Arynchenkov
2022-09-27 14:02:46 GMT

Beautiful hike!!! 80% of the trail is in shade, a lot of water (not deep). We walked until the waterfall and back (~6 hours) because off the constructions in the end of the trail. If you want to do one way hike, check with local guide's before if the trail is open.

István Rozovits
2022-08-31 11:52:14 GMT

We did this hike in august. Started on 7 AM from Wadi Musa. The temperature is "OK" :) during the hike. Fortunately you can cool yourself with the water of the creek. It was about 6 hours for us and I registered 15 kms. It is a one way down hike. The dropoff and the pickup point are different. We hike with a guide. He brought us food for lunch (cheese, bread, tomato, banana and a couple of other things) and multiple times made us delicious tea in the wild. The canyon itself is spectacular. Hanging palm trees, waterfalls, flowers, crabs, absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend to everybody. The hike is quite easy. I think with an average body condition you can do it.

Tomáš Biler
2023-01-24 18:38:08 GMT

amazing place, definitely recommend to visit. we managed to get to the canyon by car from the rental company. the road was almost dry and we managed it in "city" clothes. we reached the pump and then walked back because it was getting dark.

Constanze Freyberger
2022-10-30 19:43:11 GMT

The Wadi Ghuweir trail was definitely our favorite hike in Jordan. We had a super small car, but it was no problem to drive down the steep road to the parking lot. We went without guide - which was completely fine. We did the hike to the waterfall and back (14 km in total) which took us 4 hours including breaks. On the way, we got cooked tea by an old, local man who was sitting next to the small stream. Be prepared to get wet shoes but they will dry quickly.

Sudarshan Srinivasan
2023-05-31 15:19:29 GMT

Simply trying reach this place was an electrifying experience with the amazing mountain terrain, This was my first hike, there was no guide around this place and we were pretty much on our own, I guess that’s what we liked about it and wow what an experience, such beautiful landscape with the canyon type scenery, with small stream of water running through the colourful pebbled earth and the beautiful arali (oleanders) flowers simply made it divine, we just transformed into kids and had so much fun here, we take back a lifetime of memories

Sara Raimundo
2023-10-10 12:13:49 GMT

Beautiful hike in a canyon that goes meters above your head with rocks of beautiful colors. You will wet your feet, so use adequate walking shoes or boots or walking sandals. The views are beautiful. There is, at a point a lot of green, palm trees and ferns. You have several metal leathers to climb rocks that you find along the way. Some of them are a bit hard but ok if you are fit and used to do some hiking. In the second part of the hike you no long have shade, so if the day is sunny it will be very hot. I recommend a hat, sunscreen and light clothing.
You will find some donkeys and locals. It's a shame that so much garbage is left in the trail.
I do recommend a guide because some parts of the trail can be hard to follow but I think it's possible to do it in your own. In the end you'll have some beduins selling you some fresh beverages. If you return to Dana it will be about 2h30 to get there but the views are great and we got to see and touch camels which was nice!

Kevin Moore
2022-06-16 20:39:24 GMT

This is the most beautiful trail in Dana - do not miss it. It is a very long siq with flowing water and full of trees, flowers, and greenery. You will come across one nice waterfall/pool for swimming.

For most people I would recommend an out and back - the first 10k or so is beautiful, but as you get closer toward Feynan Ecolodge it is dry, exposed, and not as scenic.

You could combine Wadi Ghuweir and Wadi Dana, as I did - with Feynoun Ecolodge half way. It is 32 KM, start early and beat the heat.

At the time of writing - Mid June - the water level is ankle deep (at most). Don't bother jumping over the river - your feet WILL inevitably get wet but also dry very quickly in the heat. Very light scrambling.

Andrij Barytskyi
2021-11-25 19:36:02 GMT

It is really worth to visit! You can get by the car to the eastern point - the whole road is paved (even if some maps do not show). Apparently the most beautiful part is the first 2/3 of the trek when you start on the east. No guide is needed, but it shouldn't be your first trek in the life. Take the water shoes with you and don't leave the garbage behind. Unfortunately the wadi is already full of plastics and tuna cans you will probably get as a "lunch box"

Lucas M
2023-10-02 23:08:00 GMT

Very beautiful walk through a canyon. Almost tropical at certain points, with palm trees, moss and other plants. I would advise walking the first two parts downhill (+-8.5 km) to the swimming lake, and then walking the same way back uphill. You will be knee deep in water at some points.

Shaker Nawafleh
2022-05-31 20:01:19 GMT

Wadi al Ghwair or palm valley.
Located in south part of Jordan around 40km away from Petra city, one of the best places in Jordan for hiking through natural formations where you can connect with nature.

Mark Smit
2023-09-13 07:34:39 GMT

Great trail and really no need for a guide. Drive down to the starting point on the map, here you’ll find a Bedouin tent with parking, which is free. The road is indeed a little rough at the last part, but this is only for 500 meters. The rest is a little narrow, but there are almost no cars and you can pass each other

After parking, you’ll just head down and left and follow the canyon. Steps are set-up for the difficult places, anyone with reasonable fitness should be able to do this.

We did the walk towards the waterfall and back, this takes roughly 2 hours one-way on an easy pace. Your feet will get wet in a few spots.

Afterwards, you can have a tea at the Bedouin tent, nice guys.

Valentin Riaux
2022-11-29 09:22:34 GMT

Maybe the most beautiful trail you will have in Jordania ! Follow the trail at least until you see palm trees all along the canyon (2 hours of walking), it’s breathtaking !

2023-08-04 18:10:11 GMT

Worth your while! Recommended to park the car at the start, walk till the oasis with palm trees and turn around. Great views in the first part of the canyon but after this a flat walk. Beautiful!

ahmd lawama
2021-07-22 19:56:17 GMT

Beautiful place with great hiking, camping. And a lake. Very scenic and I recommend making tea in the evening and enjoying this highly recommended place.

Sophie Best
2022-11-02 12:57:33 GMT

Amazing Hike! Beautiful Wadi, arriving at the first small waterfall is beautiful. Feels almost tropical with the sound of the birds. Very much recommended. Basic fitness level required - some climbing was necessary. No guide needed! Very easy to do without guide.

Matt. C
2022-11-19 17:50:28 GMT

Beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert mountains. Just one advise:
- Trail is easy for people in their 20-30s and takes around 3h to 3-1/2h to go down
- dont need for a guide nor the car drive back. —> I highly recommend to park your car at the top of the trail and climb back the trail onces finished. This avoids a 2h30 car drive back.

Piotr Chylicki
2022-05-16 21:04:16 GMT

Best hike in Jordan. Can be done for free. You start at fig tree, trek till waterfall and then go back. Guided tours are way overpriced - ca 100-120 jod per persons. Trail itself is totally magical and stunning. Breathtaking rock formations at the beginning and couple of kilometres long walk along oasis in between flowers, ferns, palms and other flora. Must see for all hikers and nature lovers. Cherry on the top is that you can swim a bit in waterfall area.

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Nature reserve in Dana, Jordan

The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan's largest nature reserve, located in south-central Jordan. Dana Biosphere Reserve was founded in 1989 in the area in and around the Dana village and Wadi Dana comprising 308 square kilometres. source

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