Wadi Rum Jordan 20/06/2019

Wadi Rum is a dramatic desert landscape with beautiful rock formations in Jordan's south. Visitors can enjoy a Jeep tour to astonishing rock bridges or enjoy silence and pure nature during a hike or on back of a camel. A wonderful experience is to spend a night under the starry sky in the wadi. 

Wadi Rum is the largest wadi in Jordan, and has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, including the Nabateans leaving their mark in the form of rock inscriptions and temples. Still several Bedouin tribes with a semi-nomadic lifestyle inhabit Rum. The village of Wadi Rum is the headquarter of the Desert Patrol.

Wadi Rum is popular abroad due to the British officer T. E. Lawrence, who based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1917-18. The movie "Lawrence of Arabia" was partly filmed here. In the 1980s one of the impressive rock formations in Wadi Rum was named "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" in memory of Lawrence's book. Famous landmarks are also the rock bridges Burdah and Um Frouth, the Khazali Canyon with its rock inscriptions and a large sand dune area.


There are many ways you can make your desert experience unforgettable, whether you plan to stay for just a few hours or for several days. Below is just a short list of some of the many activities you can try on your next visit to Wadi Rum.

1. Jeep Tour

The easiest way to discover the area is by a 4x4 Jeep tour, lasting from two to eight hours. There are 19 of these sites of interest and it is possible to visit any combination in a single tour. Tours start from the visitor center, where you can choose one of 9 tour packages, lasting from 2 hours to full day. Longer trips can be arranged. Most vehicles are pick-up trucks operated by local Bedouin cooperatives. They are characterful and fun but only have modest levels of comfort. Private 4 x 4 vehicles and tour company fleet-vehicles can enter Rum, provided they follow all regulations.


2. Camel or Horse Riding 


Ride a Camel or Horse exploring the desert following the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. You can also ride Camel at the end of a Jeep tour for as short as half an hour and as long as a full day, while for the experienced riders there are several day horse treks through the whole of the reserve area.


3.Hiking and Trekking

Exploring the desert by foot is the perfect way to take in all the sights sounds and often over looked flora and fauna of this magnificent ecosystem. Bedouin Guide will take you on some of the old routes and goat roads used by the traditional nomadic families in search of grazing areas for their livestock and trading between tribes. The route taken will depend on the group’s level of fitness and experience, from a gentle mountain walk to Steep Mountain scrambling and climbing through canyons. An easy hike would be a walk up to the Al-Shallaleh Spring above the Rum Village, for those looking for more adventure take a 5 day trek in to the desert with climbs and canyoning and sleeping out under the stars.


4. Hot Air Ballooning

Be awe-struck at the beauty of Wadi Rum from 2,000ft above the earth’s surface. Located in the Disi area of Wadi Rum, accompanied by our representatives you can take a journey off the beaten path as you get a breathtaking aerial view of “The Valley of the Moon”. Balloon flights typically take place during the early morning hours and last for around one hour, but guests should allow 2 to 3 hours for the whole experience. Balloon Ride and tour in Wadi Rum for 01 hour is available from the early morning (06:00 am – 07:00 am).

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