Embarking on one of our Wadi Rum tour packages is your passport to an unforgettable journey into a timeless world of astounding natural beauty. With its sandstone mountains reaching towards the sky and expansive red sand deserts, Wadi Rum, often referred to as the Valley of the Moon, provides the perfect setting for an adventure that feels like stepping into another world.
Our Wadi Rum tour packages are thoughtfully designed to offer a truly immersive experience. From thrilling 4×4 rides across the desert landscape to peaceful nights under the starlit sky at a traditional Bedouin camp, each moment is curated to ensure you get the most authentic experience of this awe-inspiring place.
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Wadi Rum isn’t just a marvel of nature but also a place rich in history. Its sandstone cliffs and mountains have been the canvas for ancient civilizations, their inscriptions and petroglyphs telling tales of a time long past. A key highlight in our Wadi Rum tour packages, these historic sites add a touch of intrigue and depth to your adventure.
Part of the magic that makes our Wadi Rum tour packages unique is the seamless blend of thrill and tranquility. The excitement of navigating the undulating sand dunes during the day transitions into peaceful evenings, where the desert silence is only broken by the crackling of the campfire. As night falls, prepare to be enchanted by a celestial extravaganza as the clear skies of Wadi Rum present an unobstructed view of the stars.
In conclusion, our Wadi Rum tour packages are not just trips, they are experiences, crafted to give you an authentic taste of the Bedouin lifestyle, connect you with nature on a profound level, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re an adventurer, a history enthusiast, or someone in search of tranquility, Wadi Rum is the perfect destination for you. Don’t just visit Wadi Rum, experience it with us!
Prehistoric Era: Evidence of human habitation in Wadi Rum dates back to the prehistoric era. Archaeologists have found many rock drawings and inscriptions, some dating back to 10,000 BC, revealing the presence of hunter-gatherer communities in this region.
Nabatean Period (312 BC – 106 AD): The Nabateans, an ancient Arab people, established their presence in Wadi Rum during this time. They left their mark in the form of numerous rock carvings and inscriptions which can still be seen today. The city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was their capital.
Roman Period (106 AD – 5th Century AD): The Nabatean kingdom was annexed by the Roman Empire in 106 AD. There were significant changes during this time, including the introduction of new architectural styles.
Islamic Period (7th Century AD – present): With the advent of Islam, Wadi Rum became a center of the Islamic culture and religion. The region saw many changes during this period, including the construction of new settlements and mosques.
Modern Era (20th Century – Present): Wadi Rum came into the global spotlight during World War I, when British officer T.E. Lawrence, famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, used it as a base for operations. His experiences in Wadi Rum were later immortalized in his book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”. In 1967, the area was declared as a protected area. In the 21st Century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, acknowledging its cultural and historical significance.
Explore Wadi Rum’s breathtaking landscapes in an adventurous Jeep tour. Cover large distances and reach remote sites, witnessing sand dunes, rock bridges, and ancient inscriptions.
Experience the traditional Bedouin mode of transport. A camel ride lets you traverse Wadi Rum’s sandy terrain at a leisurely pace, offering unique views and photo opportunities.
Hot Air Balloon Flights
Soar high above the desert landscape of Wadi Rum in a hot air balloon for an unforgettable panoramic view. Ideal for special occasions and for those seeking a luxurious experience.
Hiking and Trekking Tours
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Wadi Rum. These tours are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those wanting to experience the desert up-close, involving walks to valleys, canyons, and rock formations.
Spend a night under the stars in traditional Bedouin camps or luxury glamping tents. Experience the Bedouin lifestyle, enjoy local food, music, and storytelling around a fire.
For adrenaline junkies, Wadi Rum’s sandstone cliffs offer climbing experiences for all levels. Professional guides ensure safety while you tackle some of the best climbing routes in the Middle East.
The spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally considered the best times to visit Wadi Rum due to milder temperatures and less crowded tourist spots.
Is it safe to visit Wadi Rum?
Yes, Wadi Rum is generally safe for tourists. However, as with any travel, it's important to stay aware of your surroundings, especially while participating in adventure activities like rock climbing or jeep tours.
Can I stay overnight in Wadi Rum?
Absolutely. Overnight camping in Wadi Rum is a popular choice for many tourists, with options ranging from traditional Bedouin camps to luxury glamping experiences.
What should I wear to Wadi Rum?
Due to the desert climate, it's best to wear breathable, light-colored clothing. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection from the sun. Also, remember to pack warm clothing as desert temperatures can drop significantly at night.
What wildlife can I see in Wadi Rum?
Wadi Rum is home to several species of desert-adapted wildlife, including the Arabian oryx, desert fox, and various species of birds. Always remember to observe wildlife from a distance and avoid disturbing their natural behaviors.
Can I go to Wadi Rum with guide ?
While it is possible to go to Wadi Rum independently, it's recommended to go with a guide due to the vast, potentially disorienting desert landscape and the cultural value a local guide can provide.
What are the key sights to see in Wadi Rum?
Key sights include the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence's Spring, Khazali Canyon, and Umm Fruth Rock Bridge, among others.
How do I get to Wadi Rum?
Wadi Rum is located in southern Jordan, about a 4-hour drive from the capital, Amman. There are bus services available, or you can hire a taxi or drive yourself.