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Wadi Ghuwier

Wadi Ghuweir 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 hours.

Rating: Moderate. Expect wet shoes. In rain-rich years it may be necessary to cross two small ponds by swimming.