descends from the Shawbak Plateau through a spectacular red sandstone
siq whose lower reaches are garnished by hanging gardens. Its water flow
changes with the season, but even in the summer it is a splendid route.
At the outlet of the Wadi are the ruins of Feinan, an ancient centre of
copper mining and smelting.
Type of route: One-way.
Altitude difference, Distance and walking time: 500 m descent, 11 km, 8
Rating: Moderate. Expect wet shoes. In rain-rich years it may be
necessary to cross two small ponds by swimming.