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Stretched over nearly 300 square miles, Wadi Rum (‘elevated dry riverbed’) is one of the most beautiful deserts in the world. Rugged-shaped sandstone mountains rise high among vast sandy plains, forming dramatic lunar-like landscapes. Some of its captivating summits are almost 5000 feet high. The wadi is also home to the Zalabia Bedouin tribe; some still preserve their nomadic lifestyle. In the past, the Hejazi railway crossed Wadi Rum, and an Ottoman-era steam locomotive remains. Wadi Rum offers a fantastic wilderness tour experience and astounding beauty.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Popular activities in Wadi Rum include an off-road or ATV tour across the dunes and dry salt lakes; a Camel Ride or a hike to Lawrence’s spring; a hike through Khazali canyon, known for its petroglyphs and inscriptions; or an enchanting Hot Air Balloon Flight at sunrise. The tour can also combine the Bedouin ‘Zarb’ Lunch experience, the night in a Bedouin-style campsite, or the trending ‘Martian tents’ campsites.

When to Tour Wadi Rum

The best to time to tour Wadi Rum are the spring or fall seasons. The summer months are very hot, and in the winter the nights can be very cold.

A tour of Wadi Rum can be combined with a tour to Petra, or a multi-day tour of Jordan.

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