وادي الريان – وادي يابس
Green, Olive Trees, Roman, Ancient, Flowers, Plants, Nature, Fresh Air, Trekking, Hike, Meditate, Oxygen, Farmers, Castles, River, Jordan Valley
Wadi stands for Valley, and Jordan is very famous for its beautiful valleys.
Wadi Yabis used to be known as Wadi Rayan for it used to be rich in water until the river got divided between farms and different areas and so Wadi Rayan became Wadi Yabis which stands for Rough surface valley.
Wadi Rayan or Wadi Yabis is between Ajloun and Jordan Valley. It over looks beautiful scenes and its nature is breath-taking.
I joined a high-spirited group of people organized by Treks who were phenomenal at being guides and creating a fun safe atmosphere.
We started our walk down Yabis starting from Oudeh watermill in Al Ayoun and following the wadi down past orchards and stunning ancient Roman olive trees that are around 1500 to 2000 years old.
What I enjoyed the most about my hike was breathing the freshest air, walking between different plants, and spotting different flowers. The scent of each plant as you walked is sensational, being able to distinguish the plants with your sense of smelling, is extremely meditative. Nature is truly magical, it is self-healing, it is a mental escape, and it sure is rewarding.
What is also beautiful about hiking is the treasures you find on your way. We spotted this beautiful piece of tiling or work of Art proving historic existence in Wadi Yabis along with some ancient houses or castles.
We also got to see some friendly animals around us.
And best of all, unforgettable people who live near by and spend most of their time between nature during their weekends.
We started off from Ajloun and ended around the Jordan Valley. Our hike took about 7 hours and about 16km. The view was phenomenal and the weather was sunny but required some warm clothing in the month of January. Treks who organized this hike suggests avoiding hot days and starting very early in the morning.
After our long and beautiful hike, we ended it with a delicious vegetarian dish under the moonlight at the Jordan Valley. You can never get enough of exploring, the more time you spend discovering the beauty of the nature existing, the closer you feel to peace of mind.