Wadi Araba Desert, Aqaba

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#2 of 9 in Parks in Al Aqabah Governorate
The vast expanse of Wadi Araba Desert--a part of the Great Rift Valley that stretches from Aqaba to the Dead Sea--features a pristine semi-arid and sandy landscape. A number of tourist agencies in Aqaba offer tours of the desert, which you can brave on foot, in a jeep, or even on the back of a horse or camel. Enjoy the tranquility of the remote uninhabited desert while you roam among sand dunes and interesting rock formations. Most of the guided tours offer a chance to camp out in the desert overnight and visit a Bedouin camp. See Wadi Araba Desert and all Aqaba has to offer by arranging your trip with our Aqaba trip planner.
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  • Bedouin-habit camp in wadi rum the city of Aqaba is one of the best tours destinations in worlds,beautiful desert view camel&jeep tours free breakfast.bedouin traditionally known as the hospitality  more »
  • Super fun on the Jeep tour around und Wadi Rum. The event was organised fantastically well, awesome place.  more »
  • ...that was supposed to be a "luxury" one, but is far away from the category they put it in. But nevertheless, I cherish that experience and I had really enjoyed the time spent there. Friendly...  more »
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  • Lovely for camping, off road trips, amazing desert scenery
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