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Wadi Rum Desert I.

Driving between the mesas

Petr Liška
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Wadi Rum Desert I.
Inserted: 20.09.2013
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Driving through the desert Wadi Rum belongs probably to one of the most amazing experiences in the world at all. Steep walls of huge mesas and other bizarre rock formations rise incredibly high, among it there are dunes full of orange sand and camels wandering like in the old days. The ideal means of transport around the local attractions is a jeep with a hull and safari adjustment. The tourists sometimes go here on foot, but it is basically possible only at the beginning of the season early in the morning and in the evening. Local heat is deadly and walking distances great. In this photoreport is described the route from the village of Wadi Rum to the mesa Anfashieh.  

Mesas

After a few hundred meters disappears the village far in the distance and bustle of civilization is gone. Right at the beginning you will be amazed by gigantic walls in comparison with small Bedouin tents beneath them.

Mesas
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Jeeps cruising the countryside

It is rare to see so many jeeps together, because every driver has a slightly different route and tourists pay for different long tours. This place is just a short walk from the village of Wadi Rum.

Jeeps cruising the countryside
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Mesa Khazali

Less than three kilometers south from the village is a vast plain of Khor al Ajram , which works as a great crossroad. South is dominated by amazing mesa Khazali famous for its canyon that leads deep into the mountain.

Mesa Khazali
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Safari jeep

Local vehicles have a perfect safari finish, so you can have wonderful views during the entire drive. You just need to take into account that the benches are against each other, so after a day's ride you may have problems with your neck.

Safari jeep
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Petroglif Map

Another local attractions are petroglifs carved into the local mountains – camel is a frequent scene. This is called a map.

Petroglif Map
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Mesa Um Ishrin

The road turns to the north and leads through Wadi Um Ishrin named according to beautiful mesas bearing the same name.

Mesa Um Ishrin
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Wadi Um Ishrin

The path turns after a while from Wadi Um Ishrin to the east into the areas of orange dunes. In the distance you can still see a herd of camels hunted in a modern way by jeep.

Wadi Um Ishrin
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Desert versus life

You will be surprised by any sign of life in such an arid landscape…

Desert versus life
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Orange dunes

There are blown huge tens of meters high sand dunes on the walls of mesas. Ascent to them diversifies the trip and provides of course a great outlook around the area.

Orange dunes
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View from the dune

View from the dune of Wadi Um Ishrin is very panoramic and underscores the monumentality of local mountains – not with its absolute height, but with the elevation above the surrounding landscape and perpendicularity of its walls.

View from the dune
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View to the east from the dune

The jeep seems to be ridiculously small from the top of the dune. You can also clearly see the continuation of the path leading along the desert pista between rocks to the next mesa Anfashieh.

View to the east from the dune
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Engravings Anfashieh

Just behind the dunes turns the walking trail to the south and slowly turns back to Wadi Rum. Jeeps continue further eastward to perhaps the most famous engravings here – Anfashieh.

Engravings Anfashieh
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