Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum

4.8
#1 of 22 in Parks in Jordan
A vast natural valley dotted with sandstone and granite cliffs, Wadi Rum Protected Area presents a dramatic picture of desert beauty, accessible to visitors for tours and activities. The area is inhabited by Bedouin tribes, some of which still sleep in traditional goat-hair tents. The natives also run much of the local eco-tourism economy--research ahead to book a hiking, camelback, or jeep tour with them. Experienced climbers may also be interested in checking out rock-climbing options in the wadi. Work out when and for how long to visit Wadi Rum Protected Area and other Wadi Rum attractions using our handy Wadi Rum tour planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A wonderful place, with beautiful colors and a peace and silence so much enjoyed. Picturesque sunsets, starry sky ... not to be missed!
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  • August 17, 2017
    what nature has given here is breathtaking.it takes 3 to 4 hours jeep safari. once it was a sea bed. you can see mountains along side the dessert making it unique. the view is fascinating huge area wh...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We took a 4 hour jeep tour of wadi rum, and it was simply amazing, a mixture of the historic location ( Lawrence of Arabia ) and the more modern film sets of the Martian Simply wonderful scenery and a...  more »

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Oriented towards sightseeing in the desert, Wadi Rum has no hotels, instead offering a range of campsites with Bedouin-style tents. These options range from sleeping under a thin blanket by a cave, to spending the night in a comfortable cabin. You can also put up your own tent in designated areas, although you'll miss out on the traditional meals and tea provided by many campsites. These accommodations follow a line from northeast to southwest along the dry river bed, while a number of agents organize wilder trips where you can go bivouac camping or sleep under the stars. Visitors who prefer more luxurious conditions can always opt to stay in the more touristy Aqaba area.
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