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Full-Day Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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    What to Expect
    After Aqaba hotel or port pickup, travel eastward by air-conditioned vehicle toward Wadi Rum.
    This UNESCO-protected region consists of deserts littered with craggy mountains and valleys that have been home to Bedouins for centuries. It’s where TE Lawrence, nicknamed ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ fought alongside the Bedouins during World War I. Scenes from the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia were filmed here, and some of its beauty spots bear his name.
    After about an hour, arrive at Wadi Rum’s visitor center and after using the facilities, board a a 4x4 with a Bedouin driver to begin your tour. Pass Rum village, whose houses are flanked by towering granite mountains, and view a ruined Nabataean temple, thought to date to the 14th century BC.
    Drive between two of Jordan’s highest mountains, Mount Rum and Um Ashreen, and pause at the base of Lawrence’s Spring. This natural mountain spring is so named for reputedly being where Lawrence stopped to wash during the 1917-1918 Arab Revolt.
    View some rock inscriptions thought to be 5,000 to 10,000 years old, and after a break for tea at a Bedouin camp, visit the Al Khazali canyon, a narrow ravine framed by high, red-walled cliffs.
    Take an optional trek up to a natural rock bridge, and continue to the Burdah Rock Bridge, the wadi’s highest rock arch. If you wish, make an optional guided climb to the top to experience the awe-inspiring views over the surrounding mountains.
    Stop for lunch, and see the remnants of Lawrence’s House — where he is thought to have stayed — before visiting one of the wadi’s famous sunset-watching sites.
    Admire the incredible sunset views before returning to the wadi entrance and swapping vehicles for your return to Aqaba. Your tour then finishes at your hotel or Aqaba port.
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    Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

    Eslam was very friendly and helpful. She organized a shared day trip for me. Very good and special experience on the Jeep tour. The only thing that could be better, is a newer Jeep. But no matter, I would recommend to this trip. Thank you...More

    Thank U3821OLalexanderb
    Reviewed 25 January 2019

    We were three of us and had a wonderful day in Wadi Rum culminating into watching beautiful sunset atop one of the sand dunes. Our driver was courteous and cooked us a nice lunch in the desert. Would highly recommend.

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank NarendraRPatel
    Reviewed 13 December 2018

    An unforgettable day in the Arabian desert on the back of a 4 wheel drive travelling the red sand of Wadi rum desert also known as the valley of the moon. Could have gone on a camel ride. Also the stunning backdrop used in 1962...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank woebetide
    Reviewed 24 November 2018

    We loved our day at Wadi Rum, complete with its fantastic views, desert lunch experience with our local Bedouin guide and tremendous sunset. The region is so vast that you get that 'out there' feeling, despite meeting plenty of other tourists at the key vantage...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Angela M
    Reviewed 15 November 2018

    Couldn't say more good things about our day in Wadi Rum. The scenery is spectacular, the history interesting, and the guide personable and knowledgeable about the area. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore this area. There are a lot of...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Joe C
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