Tour Overview :
Wadi Al-Hassa, known from Bible as the valley of Zered, is one of the most southern wadis accessible from the Dead Sea. It is 3 hours' drive from Amman. The Wadi varies, long and ends in the Dead Sea at the town of Al-Safi. Its length is approximately 27 kilometers and it contains many historical and modern facilities and farms. The water does not stop flowing during the all-time of the year. There are many springs and other sources that feed it, particularly the part in the governorate of Tafilah.
It can be divided into three parts: Upper Hassa, Wadi Al-Hasa Middle, and Wadi Al-Hasa lower. The valley, in its upper part at Al-Hassa rises 825 Ms above the sea level, then the central part of it starts from a level of 600 Ms above sea level, and overlooking from heights are the towns of Ras, Al-Naima, Shaqira Al-Gharbia and Shaqira Al-Sharqiya, which farmers used the upper basin for agriculture, and they planted many crops such as Guava and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. In addition to rare trees such as albatm, palm trees and arak "Miswak" and animals are almost assumed such as tiger, lynx and deer.
Wadi Al-Hassa is longer and wider than Wadi Al-Moujib, which is located in the north part of Wadi Al-Hassa
The canyon takes usually takes two days to hike in :
- The ability to do it in one day
- Camping in the canyon
- Walking distance is 27Km
- meet and assist
- camping stuff
- food and water for the whole hike
- local guide
- transfer from the end of the hike
Tips for sustainable travel on this trip
- Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no litters behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
- Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.
- Cultural respect:
- Some Jordanians especially women and the elderly object to being photographed so please ask first.
- Jordanians are very proud of their country and can be offended if you take pictures of anything ‘negative’ or suggestive of poverty. Photography in military zones and strategic areas like public buildings is prohibited.
- Handshaking is only between members of the same sex.
- It's polite to use only your right hand when eating something without cutlery and when handing money and small objects to someone else.
- It is common practice to remove one’s shoes before entering a mosque or someone’s home and you should tuck them under if sitting on the floor. It is respectful for women to cover their heads with a scarf when entering a mosque. Please note many mosques are not open for tourist visits.
- Generally men’s and women’s clothing should cover shoulders and be on or below the knee.
- During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking during daylight hours. Even chewing gum is considered haram. (forbidden). Although foreigners are not expected to follow these practices it is respectful to be discrete and not eat, drink, or smoke in general public.
- Making the effort to fit in is invariably appreciated so being aware of these aspects of cultural respect will assist you during your travels in Jordan.