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“Nice Scenic Trail with lots of shade (for the most part)”
Review of Wadi Ghuweir

Wadi Ghuweir
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Dana
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We took the trail towards end of March and the guide mentioned the trail was closer to 14 km in length. We started around 8ish and took closer to 4 PM for us to complete the trail. I also took couple of 12 and 13 year olds and in some areas, the trail had 6 foot drops and you might need to walk over 2 foot water. Take a water shoes if you have one... We saw snakes, crabs and various other insects as we walked through the Wadi.

Since this was our first Wadi hike in Jordan, we liked the overall setup with palm trees growing on the sides, walking in shade and occasional rests. Plan to spend full day at the Wadi. It also does not hurt to be in better athletic shape (clearly we were not) as well as have a guide who can direct you through the right paths as well as help you if needed.

We booked a guide named 'Saleem' from Dana Village hotel named 'Dana Tower Hotel'.

One thing to mention is that everyone who used items did put their trash wherever they used the items with no regard to preserving nature and greenery. Though this might not be a big problem today, as more trash gets piled up along the Wadi without any cleaning, the beauty and nature of the Wadi will be impacted. I strongly wish for tourists as well as locals take a secondary bag along with them during hiking and collect their trash without leaving them in the Wadi so that Wadi's beauty gets preserved for generations.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Wadi Ghuweir is a great day hike. You can do it one way or can walk as far as you like and turn around. Nice hike, a few bits of easy climbing. Bring shoes you are ok with getting wet, as you will walk in some water up to your ankles. Recommend to get feet wet early and just walk through river instead of jumping over for hours. Highlights are the water fall, unique landscape and critters (frogs, toads, tortoise) Great for photos. Bring packed lunch and water to enjoy.

Thank BlueToesTravel
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We started this hike at the Tower Hotel in Dana, with their guide Mohammed. It was an expensive tour, but we where really happy we did it. That morning at the end of februari, Dana was filled with clouds/mist, it was cold and it rained a bit. Mohammed asked if we really like to go, and we where happy that we insisted. We drove by hotelcar to Shobak castle where the Wadi begins, and where the cloud opens for a nice sunshiny day. The first part is the most beautiful, and we loved every step. The water was really low, so the walk was dry and easy. Only 4 points where you have to jump for 3 meters are a bit tricky. Mohammed new the best place to jump. And even I, with my fever of hights managed it. We walked the whole hike in 5 hrs, and with an additional hour for lunch and other short stops. Mohammed prepared us a nice lunch and made tea. We where the only ones that day who walked the beautiful trail. The hike ends up close to Feynan eco-lodge, where the hotelcar came for our pick-up (we toke over 2 hours to drive back to Dana!). In fact you could also sleep at the eco-lodge, and walk back the next day (without guide) the easy trail to Dana (up hill). I wouldn.t advice anybody to walk the wadi Ghweir up hill (to Dana). We where very lucky with the weather conditions, I heard from other tourists wo wanted to walk the trail the next day, that it was impossible because of the high level of the river in the Wadi Ghweir.

Thank stan1964
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We hiked this from the top down! It was one of the most beautiful hikes we have done in Jordan and I would happily do it again! Be warned you will get wet and it does include some repelling. Also, while it is down hill, it is work and you will be exhausted at the end! Enjoy!

Thank DMak95
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in that area - do a hike here! It's awesome! Great nature, small waterfalls, fun! And it's not too sunny like in Wadi Dana.

Thank de m
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