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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. 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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  • A wonderful ride. I had the experience of taking tea in the middle of the desert. It certainly was memorable. Take photos of some famous movies. A stroll worth
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  • The desert is amazing. It is practically a typical desert from holywood movies. I liked it very much and would recommend going there to get a feeling like you are on Mars. 
  • An amazing desert to visit. We started our tour at the Visitors Centre and viewed the Seven Pillars of Wisdom from the centre, a beautiful rock formation. We were then driven through the desert region...  more »