Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisan workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from the hustle and bustle of the downtown markets, to the art galleries of Jabal Al Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali. 

Ajloun to Iraq Al-Ameer

Ajloun to Iraq Al-Ameer

This section weaves through farmland and a spattering of rural villages as you leave Ajloun and its hilltop castle behind. The trail crosses the King Talal Dam, before ascending a hilltop following rich farmlands to the village of Rmeimeen with its beautiful church spire and minaret. Winding down through fertile valleys, the trail reaches the town of Fuhais and continues to Iraq Al-Ameer.

Total Length: 74.3 KM
Days: 5 Hiking days 

Main sites in the region:

- Khirbet Sarabis and Springs

- King Talal Dam

- Rmeimeen village

- Town of Fuhais

Iraq Al-Ameer to Wadi Zarqa Ma’in

Iraq Al-Ameer to Wadi Zarqa Ma’in

Here you leave the more northern regions and Amman behind and head towards the Dead Sea. Walk past the ancient palace of Iraq Al-Ameer before descending along the spectacular King Hussein’s Rally Road to the Jordan Valley. The climate and scenery changes as the Dead Sea looms from a plateau and Bedouin camps scatter the path. The trail now follows a roman road, encountering basalt cliffs and Wadi Zarqa Ma’in with its year-round stream.

Total Length: 58.8 KM Days: 3 Hiking days 

Main sites in the region:

- Fuhais

- Iraq Al-Ameer, Qaser Al Abed and Burial Caves

- Iraq Al-Ameer Women’s Cooperative

- Mount Nebo

- Roman Road

- The Dead Sea canyons of Wadi Zarqa Ma'in and Wadi Wala


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