The ever enchanting Jordan has always been a top go-to destination for travelers across the globe. Whether it’s the astounding Dead sea, Petra ruins, starry skies in Wadi Rum, or the plethora of adventurous activities, Jordan has it all! Another gem that absolutely fits the bell in Jordan is the lush canyon paradise, Ma’in Hot Springs.
Ma’in Hot Springs
Also known as Hammamat Ma’in, they are a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls, located near the Dead Sea, about an hour’s drive southwest of Amman. The region contains a total of 63 springs at different temperatures, the water of which is known as ‘fossil groundwater,’ and is rich in minerals.
What makes them special?
Surrounded by the sky-high mountains on either side with waterfalls gracefully falling over, the glimpses of this green oasis give you goosebumps right from the word go.
The consequent exposure to subterranean lava fissures makes the water hottest, sometimes drifting between 140 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit. This heated water slides down in a series of waterfalls and is collected in many different pools meant for public bathing. The mineral-rich water has been used as a natural remedy for all sorts of joint pain and skin conditions.
The six senses spa:
The luxurious Ma’in Hot Springs Resort and Spa is the main attraction of this region. Travelers, after their exhausting Jordan activities, visit this place to rejuvenate themselves and return home, recharged.
They have converted a cave and a swimming pool into a hot spa experience where you get the safety of a luxury property and a swimming pool and the therapeutic benefits of a hot spring.
No more free entry:
Earlier, access to these thermal falls was unrestricted and free, but now the entry ticket is priced at 15JD.
More activities near Ma’in Hot Springs:
It is a river canyon in Jordan that flows westward into the Dead Sea. The Wadi Nature Reserve is full of mountains, steppes, hot springs, and canyons, making it an awesome adventure travel destination.
Visit Dead Sea Museum:
Located 5 km away from the Ma’in Hot springs is the Dead Sea Museum. Sparing an hour here gives you a solid introduction to the geology, history, and environment of the Dead Sea.
Amman tourist beach:
The public Amman Beach is attractive and affordable. A 20 minutes drive from Ma’in Hot Springs, the beach is long and well-maintained. With so many amenities available, you can easily spend the entire day here.
Madaba Archaeological Park:
Visit this small open-air museum, a 40 minutes drive from Ma’in Hot Springs, to explore the remains of Byzantine churches with awe-inspiring ancient mosaics and other artifacts unearthed in the region.
Drive for 45 minutes from Ma’in Hot Springs and reach Mount Nebo, an elevated ridge of the Abarim in Jordan, approximately 710 meters above sea level. It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.
After your desert drives, scuba dives, and exhilarating Jordan activities, go to Ma’in hot springs and experience bathing under the mineral-laden water flowing from these thermal waterfalls.