Madaba is a combination of rural home life and a hot spot for religious tourism. Known as the “City of Mosaics”, Madaba is the cultural epicenter for Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Just a short distance from the capital, visitors are just a stone's throw away from the holy monuments of religious iconography.
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:
- 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