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Wadi Araba Desert, Aqaba

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Desert
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. Put Wadi Araba Desert into our Aqaba vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Special atmosphere of desert, beauty of wild nature. VIP service, amazing views and very special people of desert... Driving on the sands, photography, meeting with Beduins - all this made our day in ...  more »
  • Just get used to saying, "Wow." The landscape is surreal, views from the ground or from hiking up on the rocks were fantastic. Definitely worth an overnight to experience the stars and the quiet of th...  more »
  • Petra may be the most press but our favorite day of the trip was Wadi Rum. The jeep ride into the desert, tea, hiking, and watching the sunset were all a precursor to the fantastic evening we had in t...  more »