Jordan, Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum Desert

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Wadi Rum Desert is an otherworldly landscape that captivates visitors with its vast expanse of towering sandstone cliffs, deep red dunes, and rugged rock formations. Often referred to as the "Valley of the Moon," Wadi Rum has been a source of inspiration for explorers, poets, and filmmakers alike.

This desert paradise offers a unique experience for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. You can embark on exhilarating desert safaris, taking jeeps to explore the sprawling sand dunes, hidden canyons, and ancient rock carvings that dot the landscape. The majestic silence of the desert, interrupted only by the gentle breeze, adds to the sense of tranquility and awe.

Beyond its breathtaking beauty, Wadi Rum has a rich cultural heritage. It is home to the Bedouin people, who have inhabited the region for centuries and offer warm hospitality to visitors. Immersing yourself in the Bedouin way of life provides a deeper connection to the desert and its nomadic traditions.

There are no paved roads in the desert, so you will park your car at the visitor center where your host will pick you up. We strongly recommend staying in the desert overnight. Not only it's a totally different experience from your daylight adventures, it is also much more convenient to get your host to organize your tour through the desert.

The tours are usually provided by your accommodation and include various points of interest. We personally love the sunset tours more since it's more beautiful and mesmerizing. Check out our curated stays section for incredible accommodation options right in the desert, from boutique stargazing hotels to traditional Bedouin tents.

Camping under the starry desert sky is a highlight of a visit to Wadi Rum. Spending a night in a traditional Bedouin tent or opting for a unique glamping experience allows you to witness the magical display of stars in the unpolluted desert sky.

Wadi Rum Desert offers a truly immersive and unforgettable experience, transporting you to a world of natural wonders and ancient traditions. Its awe-inspiring landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and the peacefulness of the desert make it a must-visit destination for those seeking adventure, solitude, and a deeper appreciation of the Earth's remarkable beauty.