Mujib Biosphere Reserve
Dead Sea Highway
Mujib Biosphere ReserveWadi Mujib is the epic canyon that serves as the last gasp of the Great Rift Valley, hat cleft in the earth's crust that reaches up all the way from East Africa. Where one of its many mouths open next the Dead Sea, you'll find the Mujib Biosphere Reserve – the lowest nature reserve in the world. There are a series of marked trails that lead through the canyon or over the hills from the reception center, as well stylist chalets overlooking the Dead Sea. Winter is a particularly good timing for birdwatching here, when flocks stop here on their migration between Europe and Africa. That said, most visitors come for the canyoning, and the chance to walk, wade and swim up the canyon along the Siq Trail, a nearly two mile gorge trail that ends in a spectacular waterfall. Bring nothing you're not happy to get completely wet. The Siq Trail is closed in winter and early spring due to the risk of flash floods.