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Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum (Jordan)

Practical information on Wadi Rum

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • Art & Culture
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Two hours from Petra by road
When to go
From May to November
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Wadi Rum

Anne Vergnaud Seasoned Traveller
36 written opinions

An ochre-colored desert, the Wadi Rum

My suggestion:
Avoid any unauthorized camps that don't comply with the access requirements for this protected area.
My review
During your stay in Jordan at some point you are bound to cross the Wadi Rum. Of course, you can choose the mode of transport that suits you best: on foot, on the back of a camel, or by 4×4.
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Over a length of 70 kilometers, the superb red desert of the Wadi Rum is Jordan's second most visited tourist destination behind the peerless city of Petra.

My suggestion:
Rather than spending just a single day here, I recommend that you allocate several days to Wadi Rum. A night beneath the stars in the desert is an unforgettable experience.
My review
Cave paintings, Nabatean temples, strange stone carvings, sublime mountains, insane rocky formations, canyons... Wadi Rum is more than just the famous red color of its sand. It has become an essential part of the experience of tourism in Jordan.

Tours and travel ideas Wadi Rum

  • Highlights
Petra tours and the Dead Sea
Length 8 days Approx. $1,250
  • Adventure
Excursion to Jordan's desert castles with Petra and Wadi Rum
Length 9 days Approx. $1,480
Multi-destination tour
  • Highlights
Discover Israel and Jordan
Length 11 days Approx. $5,600
  • Highlights
Adventure honeymoon in Jordan
Length 8 days Approx. $1,970
  • Highlights
Explore Dana, Azrak and Wadi Rum
Length 8 days Approx. $1,200
  • Highlights
History and legends in the Kingdom of Jordan
Length 10 days Approx. $1,350
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