Mujib Siq

  • Last Light - © William Mackesy
  • Into the Siq - © William Mackesy
  • Wadi Mujib - © By Flickr user yousefomar
  • Wadi Mujib - © By Flicker user yousefomar
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Into the Siq - © William Mackesy
  • Rivers & Cliffs - © William Mackesy
  • The Siq Begins - © William Mackesy

Key information: Mujib Siq

    • The truly thrilling Mujib Siq is a short wet slot canyon between high, sheer, beautiful, scoured sandstone walls where the vast Wadi Mujib debouches into the Dead Sea.
      • Not to be missed if in Jordan, but beware of flash floods at certain times of year.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
Into the Siq - © William Mackesy


The Mujib Siq, the outstanding slot canyon where the vast Wadi Mujib gorge debouches into the Dead Sea, is a thrilling (but very wet) walk.

The full Monty is a serious canyon and takes you downstream, abseiling over the 20m waterfall, but most people slosh their way upstream (rarely more than knee deep) from the canyon entrance by the Dead Sea Highway to the falls, a round trip of around 2 km or an hour. This involves some easy wet scrambling, and you should expect to be soaked but ecstatic.

The falls themselves are spectacular, but it is the fantastically narrow, sheer, water-scoured sandstone walls which are the heroes of the occasion.

If going upstream, this is unlikely to be practical before May.

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