Wadi Rum

Is also called the Valley of the Moon because for similarity of the topography of the valley with the topography of the moon, it is a scenic valley situated in the south of Jordan , at 70 kilometers north of the coastal town Aqaba . Wadi Rum is the most visited tourist site in Jordan , and the tourists comes from all the world to see this natural site which is made by nature, which is considered one of the most beautiful and amazing deserts in the world. Wadi Rum is a paradise for the nature lovers .. with the presence of high mountains with an altitude of over 1800 meters. and because the hotels are not allowed to build in this nature reserve , it abounds in tourist camps can provide meals and other services, where visitors can also spend the night and make a Bedouin evenings.

The desert of Wadi Rum is an obsession for adventure lovers , riding it there , ride the camels, safari jeeps 4 x 4 , climbing , ballooning, and hiking. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."

A maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750m creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.Also known as ‘The Valley of the Moon’, this is the place where Prince Faisal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence based their headquarters during the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War I, their exploits intrinsically woven into the history of this amazing area.There are several options for exploring Wadi Rum. Visitors should head for the Visitors' Centre where, apart from visitors’ facilities, they can hire a 4x4 vehicle, together with driver/guide, and then drive for two or three hours into the Wadi system to explore some of the best known sites. Alternatively they can hire a camel and guide. The duration of the trip can be arranged beforehand through the Visitors' Centre, as can a stay under the stars in a Bedouin tent, where they can enjoy a traditional campfire meal accompanied by Arabic music.Once transport has been arranged, there are various excursions available - for example, a trip to Burdah Rock Bridge, the highest in Wadi Rum, via the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and many other interesting sights, is a full day by car or an overnight trip by camel.

There are many alternative routes and information on these is available from your tour operator or from the Visitors' Centre on-site. The Bedouin people that inhabit the area still maintain their semi-nomadic lifestyle. They are hospitable and offer a friendly welcome to visitors, often inviting them to sit and enjoy a coffee or even a meal.

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