Updated 10 October 2022

7 Tips for hiking Wadi Ghuweir

Petra is not the only highlight in Jordan! If you are in to hiking, you could visit Jordan for an adventurous journey.  There are so many hiking trails to choose from when you are visiting this safe haven in the Middle East. The Back road hike to the Monastery in Petra, the Jebel Haroun trail or part of the Jordan trail.

Another option is a full day hiking in Wadi Ghuweir, in the southern part of Jordan. Just one hour north of Wadi Musa|Petra. It’s especially good for hiking in warm weather as there’s a meandering stream in this trail.

Palestine Sunbird flying over the Oleander

I did this hike in the spring of 2012 with my parents in a small group. We saw frogs, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. It is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed it to the max!

Butterfly on the pebbles during hike in Wadi Ghuweir

Characteristics of Wadi Ghuweir

Depending on the season, sooner or later a small stream starts when you are hiking in the canyon. Tall bushes of deep pink oleander accompany you on the trail. There are also narrows parts, where you walk in the shade and there are even some challenging parts where you need a helping hand to go over the big boulders and wade through the water.


There are green lush parts with palm trees and the walls are covered by hanging plants. And open parts where the sun is burning on your head. The hike is a one way trail and one of the possibilities is to be picked up again in the Wadi Araba area.


2022 Update:  In the spring of 2022 a Dutch couple tracked their Wadi Ghweir trail on Strava! For the ones who are interested to see the elevation map and the km they can have a look at their Wadi Ghweir trail on Strava.

Guest request for a hike

In July 2019 I had a guest, Milica, who wanted to explore Wadi Ghuweir. She was traveling on her own and asked if I could help her out with a reliable guide and the transfers. So I organised that for her. She was picked up from the bed and breakfast in the morning around 7.30. The guide was picked up on the way and in about an hour she arrived at the start of the hike, close to Mansoura.

Milica sent me some pictures from here hike. It’s especially good for photographers, she mentionned. She also gave 7 tips so you will be perfectly ready for your hike in this luscious wadi.

Prepare yourself with these 7 tips for hiking Wadi Ghuweir

"The nature is fantastic. Wonderful photo opportunities. Recommended for nature photographers."

Blog in Dutch about hiking in Wadi Ghuweir

I also arranged the hiking trail for a Dutch couple, in October 2019. They wrote an extensive blog about their trip in Dutch. You can read the Dutch blog of Travelmonster here.

Have your Wadi Ghuweir hike organised

If you like to hike this trail yourself, just send us a message and we’ll be happy to organise this beautiful day trip for you. Price around 190 JOD for a guided day hike with Wadi Musa as start and end point, for 1 to 3 pax.