The Jordanian Dead Sea Rift includes some of the world's most rugged and colorful desert landscapes. Its dramatic canyons are only now beginning to be revealed, offering the trekker untamed desert wilderness.
Year-round streams, waterfalls and lush vegetation are all here to be found, dotting the desert with numerous oases. Rising above the canyons are mazes of sandstone domes and isolated cliffs with spectacular vistas. Bedouin nomads roam through the region, herding their goats and often still living in goat-hair tents, not far from world-famous archeological sites such as the Nabataean city of Petra.
Treks in the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift include easy walks suitable for all, as well as challenging expeditions through remote areas, only rarely visited by either Bedouin or trekker. Descending several of the Rift's canyons requires abseiling skills and equipment. It is amazing that a region as spectacular as the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift remained unknown to hikers for so many years!
The information in this site is based on the guidebook 'Trekking and Canyoning in the Jordanian Dead Sea Rift' written by Itai Haviv and published by Desert Breeze Press. For comprehensive description of the guidebook see 'The Guidebook'.
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