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Trip to the desert of Wadi Rum

Dolomiti in orange desert

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Trip to the desert of Wadi Rum
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Amazing orange desert Wadi Rum is somewhat unjustly in the shadow of Jordan's largest tourist magnet – rock town Petra. For travelers with a romantic soul and admirers of fabulous rock formations, bridges and massive dolomitic peaks, however, it is even more attractive place than crowded Petra. Some people come here only for a few hours, but if you want to enjoy this place sufficiently, you need at least an additional day and night, but much better are two days.
 

1st day in Wadi Rum

Start of the Wadi Rum tour

The tour around Wadi Rum starts at the visitor center (where the entrance fee is paid and you can obtain here quite nice map of the area). It's only about an hour away from Aqaba. From there you can get to the village either by jeep or you can walk.

After that usually awaits you tea with the family you bought your tour from. The tour begins with the attractions around the village and so it is accessible also by foot, making it suitable even for those who have not ordered any organized tour. These attractions include the ruins of Nabatean temple and pleasant walk to Lawrence's sprin­g.

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Walk to the village of Wadi Rum

Unexpectedly lonely walk

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| Altitude: 950 m / 3 117 ft

More than 7.5 km from the village of Wadi Rum modern visitors' center has been built, where admission fee to… continue reading

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Walk around the town of Wadi Rum

Center of desert tourism

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| Altitude: 1 080 m / 3 543 ft

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An amazing ride through the deserts of many faces

After visiting the surroundings of the village of Wadi Rum, what you were most looking forward to finally begins – a several-hour jeep ride through this incredible desert. After leaving the village, the traffic drops significantly and you can enjoy this interesting landscape. Along the way, you will find views of the local monumental table mountains, orange sand dunes, ancient petroglyphs, rock bridges similar to those in Utah, and interesting gorges. It's just that Wadi Rum is more than just a desert.

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Wadi Rum Desert I.

Driving between the mesas

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| Altitude: 1 060 m / 3 478 ft

Driving through the desert Wadi Rum belongs probably to one of the most amazing experiences in the world at… continue reading

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Wadi Rum Desert II.

The way to natural bridges

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| Altitude: 1 190 m / 3 904 ft

The jeep journey continues further to the southeast around huge solitary eroded boulders to the natural rock… continue reading

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Wadi Rum III.

Around rock bridges

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| Altitude: 1 030 m / 3 379 ft

The trip continues through interesting landscape with another two rock bridges reminiscent of more than 12… continue reading

Sunset and sunrise in Wadi Rum

You will hardly find anyone who would not confirm to you that the most beautiful on Wadi Rum is sunset and sunrise. therefore, for that reason alone, it pays to be here overnight.

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Overnight stay in Wadi Rum

Amazing sunsets and sunrises

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| Altitude: 1 060 m / 3 478 ft

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2nd day in Wadi Rum

The second day is usually already short. After breakfast and enjoying the views of the sunrise awaits you move back to the village of Wadi Rum. From there you can continue on to Aqaba, Petra or Amman.
 

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