Wadi Zarga Ma’in
Located between the Ma’in hot springs and the Ma’in village is a six and a half kilometer hike through black basalt canyons and white limestone canyons. This area is known as Wadi Zarga Ma’in and proudly houses two impressive waterfalls with respective heights of thirty five meters and seven meters.
When reaching the reception area of Wadi Zarga Ma’in you will find places to eat, which is a little expensive, but well worth the money. The entrance façade doesn’t leave much for the imagination, it is when you walk on that the outstanding canyons show their true colors and you suddenly get excited about the location.
Inexperienced hikers may make use of the professional teams that guide people through the track. For those who decide to do it on their own, the paths are well indicated and it makes for a relatively easy hike onwards. The hike takes approximately two hours for experienced hikers and can take up to six hours for those who take it slow. You can cool down by swimming in the waters below the waterfalls. The hyper-thermal waterfalls is known to be mineral rich with therapeutic qualities.
The hike through Wadi Zarga Ma’in takes you not only through the black and white canyons, but you are continuously surrounded by trees and bushes that invite you into their shade. Hikers have to climb up several smaller waterfalls during the way, which don’t require roping, but makes for quite intense hiking.
Whether the management has done this for preserving nature or not, there aren’t any toilet and rest stop facilities along the hike. The only facilities are back at the entrance of the location. Guided hikes are perhaps the best suggestion. The guides can speak various languages and know the area well.