Ajloun Castle Trail

(year-round, except during Ramadan) Guided (donkey assisted) Grade: Difficult with steep Inclines  Once you have reached MarElias , you have the option of continuing on this challenging trail, which takes you by small farm house and their adjacent orchards on your way to Ajloun Castle,built between AD 1184-1188 by Salahadin’s nephew. In the first section […]

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Orjan Village Trail

(year-round) Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 12 km Continuing from the Soap House, this tour takes you through wooded valleys to A poplar-lined spring provides a wonderful contrast to the arid mountains of the previous stages of the trail. As you hike, note the dramatic rock walls, old water mills once used by local people […]

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Soap House Trail

(year-round) Guided or self-guided Grade: Moderate Distance: 6-7 km This trail begins at the Reserve’s Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighboring village of Orjan. On the way, you will hike through thick, healthy woodlands filled with oak, pistachio, and oriental strawberry trees. Take a short detour to view a […]

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Roe Deer Trail

(year-round) Guided or self-guided Grade: Easy Distance: 2Km This short circular trail starts at the campsite and offers great views over the reserve. Not far from the campsite you will find an old stone wine press. Early in the morning, you may be lucky enough to see Roe deer before you return to the visitor […]

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The Prophet’s Trail

Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 8.5 km This hike takes you from Ajloun Forest Reserve Visitor Center to Mar Elias, the ruins of one of Jordan’s oldest churches. It is named for the Prophet Elias, or Elijah, to whom Mar Elias is dedicated. The trail leads through fig and pear orchards, amongst forests of oak […]

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Rockrose Trail

Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 8 km Requirements: Reasonable level of fitness Named for the flowers that can be seen around the trail every spring, this hiking loop passes through thick woodlands, orchards, farms and villages in and around the Reserve. It offers beautiful views of the West Bank, Syria, and the Jordanian countryside. About […]

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Rasoun Trail

Guided only Grade: Moderate Distance: 6-7 km This trail begins at the Reserve’s Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighboring village of Orjan. On the way, you will hike through thick, healthy woodlands filled with oak, pistachio, and oriental strawberry trees. Take a short detour to view the ruins of […]

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Cooking with Local Residents

Eat with local residents: To experience a truly authentic cultural experience, guests at all nature reserves, particularly Azraq and Ajloun reserves, can enjoy home-cooked meals at local residents’ homes. Local hosts can also teach guests how to cook these meals!   

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