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Sand surfing and is 4WD important vs a truck

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Sand surfing and is 4WD important vs a truck

Would love to follow a mention in an older thread on sand surfing. Is there only a few guides that offer it.

And it it important to look/ ask for a 4WD for the tour in Wadi Rum. If there is a difference in what you are able to see and do I would like to know before hand.

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1. Re: Sand surfing and is 4WD important vs a truck

Hi,

Some guides have a sand board in the car when they go on the jeep tour so when you come to a high dune you can climb up and slide down again. All the cars in Wadi Rum are 4 WD, many strong old Toyota Landcruisers and some are in better shape than others. What you will be able to see and do depends on how long your jeep tour is. You can ask the people you want to book with what is possible but in my opinion a 3 hour jeep tour is the minimum if you want to see some of the places that are mentioned in the guide books (Rough Guide, Lonely Planet, ...) Have a great time !

Patricia (Petra B&B)

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2. Re: Sand surfing and is 4WD important vs a truck

In Wadi Rum itself, sand surfing is not all that popular with the guides or with the general population, because it harms the dunes which are trying to come back after a number of very dry years.

I don't know which guides Patricia means - but are they perhaps the ones in Dissieh? There are a number of dunes in that area, north of the village which are used for dune bashing and presumably for sand boarding.

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