Wadi Rum
Jordan

This protected desert reserve in the southern part of Jordan, often called the Valley of the Moon, is known for its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings.

Wadi Rum is a very spectacular desert resort, situated in south of Jordan, about 70 km. north of Aqaba.
It is very famous for its high mountains and pink sand. Actually, it is as famous as Petra, once of the world’s seven new wonders. Its a popular tourist attraction for those whose nature provokes them to explore it and its desert dry beauty.

As a desert area, Wadi Rum is sometimes difficult to reach, because it is about 30 Km. far from the main highway between Aqaba and Amman. However, this fact has given Wadi Rum its unique characteristic as a remote, peaceful and unique area. Because it’s located in the desert, don’t expect to find luxurious hotels or spas in Wadi Rum.

However, you may find numerous tourists camps, which offer tourists the special Bedouin experience in the desert and give them the chance to sleep under millions of stars or even in single tents. In addition, tourists may not use ATMS or banks but they can go to local shops to buy what they need. They can also use the buses that run between Rum and Aqaba, one at 1:00 PM and the other at 3:00 PM, which also comes from Petra and leaves to Petra at 8:30 AM.

One you arrive at the visitor’s center, you will find the necessary information. You can also book a guide, who can take you on special trips to Wadi Rum and can speak English as well. If you want to have a guide, you are advised to call two days prior to your arrival. Visiting Wadi Rum gives you the chance to get in touch with some Bedouins traditions and customs.

If you are lucky enough, you may get the chance to visit some local Bedouin tribes by using the four wheel vehicles, riding on camels or maybe just walking, plus other tourist’s activities.

Wadi Rum
Jordan

This protected desert reserve in the southern part of Jordan, often called the Valley of the Moon, is known for its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings.

Wadi Rum is a very spectacular desert resort, situated in south of Jordan, about 70 km. north of Aqaba.
It is very famous for its high mountains and pink sand. Actually, it is as famous as Petra, one of the world’s seven new wonders. Its a popular tourist attraction for those whose nature provokes them to explore it and its desert dry beauty.

As a desert area, Wadi Rum is sometimes difficult to reach, because it is about 30 Km. far from the main highway between Aqaba and Amman. However, this fact has given Wadi Rum its unique characteristic as a remote, peaceful and unique area. Because it’s located in the desert, don’t expect to find luxurious hotels or spas in Wadi Rum.

However, you may find numerous tourists camps, which offer tourists the special Bedouin experience in the desert and give them the chance to sleep under millions of stars or even in single tents. In addition, tourists may not use ATMS or banks but they can go to local shops to buy what they need. They can also use the buses that run between Rum and Aqaba, one at 1:00 PM and the other at 3:00 PM, which also comes from Petra and leaves to Petra at 8:30 AM.

One you arrive at the visitor’s center, you will find the necessary information. You can also book a guide, who can take you on special trips to Wadi Rum and can speak English as well. If you want to have a guide, you are advised to call two days prior to your arrival. Visiting Wadi Rum gives you the chance to get in touch with some Bedouins traditions and customs.

If you are lucky enough, you may get the chance to visit some local Bedouin tribes by using the four wheel vehicles, riding on camels or maybe just walking, plus other tourist’s activities.