WHAT TO SEE & DO IN WADI RUM!

You are here because;

  • you heard Wadi Rum was listed by UNESCO indepedently for both its natural beauty a historical and cultural significance, or
  • you had seen photos of Wadi Rum’s rock formations carved into the sandstone rising high above the soft sand valleys, or
  • you have seen one of the many award winning films that have used the landscapes of Wadi Rum to tell their tales, or
  • you have been captivated by the legend of Lawrence of Arabia and want to explore the lands where those stories emerged from, or
  •  you were drawn to the nation of Jordan that has maintained calmness and safety despite all the chaos that surrounds it and want to visit one of its greatest attractions only 2 hours from one of the Wonders of the World.

Regardless for your reasons for interest in coming to visit Wadi Rum we will help you understand what to see, what to do and how to get the most out of your time in the desert of southern Jordan.

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5 THINGS TO DO IN WADI RUM!

  1. Stay in a Bedouin Camp

You have not experienced Wadi Rum until you have stayed overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent village and experienced the culture of the semi-nomadic inhabitants of Wadi Rum first hand

  2. Gaze into the stars

With no light pollution, year round clear skies and altitude, Wadi Rum is one of the best locations in the world to enjoy the stars

  3. Ride a camel

Not only for the great photo opportunities but to experience the mode of transport the dominated these lands for millenia

  4. Balloon over the martian landscape

Although it is an expensive way to see the landscapes of Wadi Rum, the aerial view that shows the natural formations on a scale that can not be understood from the ground is an unforgettable experience

  5. Explore the rock formations on the back of a 4×4 excursion

The best way to get around and see the most of the Wadi Rum Protected Area is on a 4×4 excursion to all of the major attractions

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5 THINGS TO SEE IN WADI RUM!

  1. Desert Views

Above all else Wadi Rum is famous for the photogenic scenery and diversity of stunning desert landscapes (best experienced from the back of an open top 4×4 excursion).

  2. Sandstone Cliffs

The formations that have been carved out of the rock through natural weathering creates stunning arrays of colours and textures as the sun passes overhead throughout the day.

  3. Traditional Zarb

The Zarb technique of cooking is trully unique, it is interesting to watch the preparation as the large banquet meals are prepared and then cooked underground.

  4. Ancient Petroglyphs

Wadi Rum has engravings spanning various civilizations and languages as well as animal forms, these include works by the people who built Petra and are amoung the best preserved ancient rock art from around the world.

  5. Soft Sand 4×4 Driving

Whether you are an off-road enthusiast of this is your first time driving through sand you are sure to appreciate the skill of local drivers to avoid issues as they transport you throughout Wadi Rum. Dont be fooled by how easy they make it look, you are certain to get stuck if you are not familiar with soft sand driving.

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BEST OF WADI RUM!

BEST NATURAL FORMATION: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

BEST CANYON OR GORGE: Rakhabat Canyon

BEST MOUNTAIN ASCENT: Jebel Rum

BEST ROCK ART: Anfashieh Inscriptions

BEST BEDOUIN CAMP: Arabian Nights

BEST FILM SHOT IN WADI RUM: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)