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“So grateful to Desert Adventures Aqaba who do Wadi Rum tours”
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Wadi Araba Desert
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US$218.75*
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Overnight at Dana Lodge Nature Reserve from Amman
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Because of some administrative mix up with our chosen tour operator we had been mistakenly given the telephone number of a totally different company (Desert Adventures) on our confirmation sheet. When we phoned them to say we had arrived at the port in Aqaba these people, whose co-ordinates we had on our form, had never heard of us and did not have us on their client list of pick-ups obviously.

And yet they went out of their way to be hospitable and helpful to us - found a substitute driver at the last minute to take us. But then they also went on to phone around for the pre-selected/pre-paid tour operator .... they successfully located the driver by cell phone and so we were swapped over on the highway to the right tour operator... a bit of an experience really that we had not sought! But I have not got enough words for the sheer kindness of Desert Adventures who spent ages to resolve our problem which was not their problem at all..... I would recommend them to visitors looking for service commitment.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

After spending the previous day in Petra, I thought I had experienced the highlight of our Jordan Tours and, then, came our tour of Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. The expanse of Wadi Rum (720 square kilometers) - both in terms of the seemingly endless kilometers of desert floor and sand dunes, as well as the towering wind and water carved, multi-hued mountain ranges, is almost incomprehensible. We spent 11 hours on a private tour of Wadi Rum during a weekday in April 2014 (including the 2-hour round-trip drive from Aqaba), commencing with a buffet lunch at the Rum Village restaurant. During our tour, we visited: The impressive Wadi Rum Visitor Center against the backdrop of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Mountain, the site of Lawrence of Arabia’s Spring (you can scramble up to same), Red Sand Dunes (worth a walk up and run down), Khaz’ali Canyon (for a view of ancient inscriptions), Little Rock Bridge (for a photo opportunity), Um Frouth Rock Bridge (a large natural rock bridge with access to the bridge for rock climbers), Burdah Rock Bridge (high hanging rock bridge viewed in the distance), Mushroom Rock, Zelgue (4-wheel drive over a sandstone rock face), Lawrence’s House, Burrah Canyon, Alameleh Inscriptions, Rock Carvings of the Faces of Lawrence and a Former Jordanian King (located at the site of Lawrence’s Prison) and, finally, Al Ghuroub (the Sunset Site). We hired Via Jordan (a Jordanian Tour Operator) to pick us up at the Port, drive us to and from Wadi Rum and guide us through the Valley of the Moon on a private tour. Via Jordan’s Chief Guide Ashraf Alnawafleh was both passionate and exceedingly knowledgeable on all facets of Wadi Rum and our Bedouin driver was extremely skilled at navigating all of the challenges of off-road driving. We would highly recommend the Company and our Guide Ashraf to any travelers wishing to have a complete and first class experience in Wadi Rum. My husband’s only regret was that we did not have the time to experience a traditional Bedouin dinner in a tent under the stars of the clear desert night. However, there is always next time. (See our detailed review of Via Jordan.)

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

My family went to visit the Wadi Desert, and what a beautiful place. We had a sleepover with the beduins who also cooked dinner and breakfast for us. They are they most kind and lovely people. We went for a tour around the desert ind a open jeep, camelback riding and much more. And our guide, Amjad, (email jordangoldj@yahoo.com phonenumber+962-772-310-799) had some friends and family among the beduins. So we were ind good hands all day and had a guide who had practilly lived in the desert, and his love and passion were clear.
We had the most amasing day at Wadi Desert, and would defently return some day.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Amazing experience riding a camel in the Wadi Rum.....definitely a highlight of the trip. A cup of tea in a Bedouin tent....could have stayed there for days. A must see.

Thank Maggie T
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We did a 4 hour jeep drive around the desert, stopping at various bedouin tents for the requisite sweet tea. Our bedouin guide was delightful and really added to the experience with a trip in what is probably the oldest jeep left in existence.

Thank Chris W
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