Wadi Araba Desert, Aqaba

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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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  • Were in Wadi Rum 01.01.2018. Although it was windy and cold, but incredibly beautiful. Recommend to visit this place.
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  • an absolute must-see amazing spaces and rock formations. worth to choose even for a few hours
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  • The Wadi Araba desert will indeed leave you spellbound; it's a wilderness with ochre sands stretching as far as the eye can see and hills of all shapes and sizes rising to the sky. You can go for a hi...  more »

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Aqaba has a smattering of luxury hotels and a few classy chains, while a range of budget accommodations suitable for diving-oriented vacations cluster along the northern side of the city. Family-oriented mid-range hotels are grouped close to the marina. The resort makes a popular spot for Jordanians and Gulf tourists from October through March. During summer season (June-September), especially on weekends and public holidays, it is advisable to book in advance.
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