Established in 1985, the Mujib Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 212km2 bordering the Dead Sea at lower than 416 meters below sea level, which makes it the lowest reserve on Earth. In 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the formerly-named Mujib Nature Reserve a biosphere reserve. In doing so, UNESCO recognized RSCN’s efforts in reconciling biodiversity conservation with sustainable use. The Mujib Biosphere Reserve will conserve landscapes and ecosystems, foster socio-economic development, and provide support for research and education.
Pick-up from your location in Amman.
Transfer to Wadi Mujib Reserve. Start the Siq Trail. The trail starts at the Visitor Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer.
By the end, return to Amman.
End of tour
Grade: Easy to Moderate, depending on the season
Time: 2-3 hours
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, know how to swim, have a reasonable level of fitness.