Covering a vast area of 212km² Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve is the second largest nature reserve in Jordan and is home to a rich and varied biodiversity. According to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature the reserve contains over 300 species of plants, 10 species of carnivores, and numerous species of resident and migratory birds.

The impressive canyon that makes up the Mujib Valley is a nature lovers dream and a wonderful place to enjoy long walks with stunning views. Expeditions through the reserve can be led by a local guide although walking through the canyon alone is easy enough for experienced walkers.

The steep walls of the gorge on either side provide natural shade from the heat of the sun and the water that flows along the path beside you is a cooling relief in the hot summer months.

Adventurous hikers that continue along the trail until the waterfall can get harnessed and lowered into the pool below. If this doesn’t sound like the experience of a lifetime, perhaps the unmatched view of the Dead Sea will help convince you!