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.