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Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

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The Basics

There is a small fee to enter the Wadi Rum protected area. Most visitors arrive either on a tour or to stay in one of the desert camps, which range from basic to luxurious. It is also possible to hire a Bedouin 4WD driver directly on arrival.

Wadi Rum is an essential stop on most multi-day Jordan tours, some of which include a night under the desert stars. At around four hours from Amman, it’s a challenging day trip, and better approached from Aqaba—although many would argue that without a night in the desert you’re missing out. Most Wadi Rum tours explore by 4WD, although some include a short camel ride, and longer camel safaris are also possible. Adventure activities include rock climbing and sandboarding.

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2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

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2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman
$249.00 per adult
Excellent Tour
This tour was outstanding. You will not be disappointed. This was a trip of a lifetime and the memory will be everlasting.
Craig_B, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amman

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Very good
Anna_A, Dec 2020
2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman
That was a great trip in December of 2019, a specially because we didn’t have much time. We paid 230euros for a person and in two days visited petra, wadi rum and dead sea. It was a group of 7people. Guide was very friendly, had a lot of stories to tell, provided us with free wifi, took pictures with his camera and sent it to us after the trip. Highly recommended!
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Amazing Experience
Haley_H, Feb 2020
2-Day Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea Tour from Amman
I chose this experience as a solo traveler to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint. There was no place I would’ve rather spent my night than in a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum. Our guide, Murad Dasan, was exceptional. He was incredibly kind, informative, and patient and it was a treat to share conversation with him. The people I was group with were fun and added to the experience. If you have any second doubts about booking this trip, don’t! It was worth every penny! :)
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One day tour to Wadi Rum
karinaloktionova, Feb 2020
One Day Private Tour: Wadi Rum From Amman
I had a day tour from Amman to Wadi Rum. I had a full VIP service. I didn’t stay in the desert overnight but if you can, definitely do it! The tour was fun, and I got to see the amazing scenery, drink Bedouin tea made on a bonfire and take millions of pictures with the help of my tour guide. It’s one of those things you can’t miss if you are in Jordan! Everyone was very professional, punctual and accommodating. Highly recommend!
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Not to miss!
alexgiacon, Feb 2020
2 Day Tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Tel Aviv
Abdullah was an excellent guide. The whole tour was well paced with a nice balance of info (not overloading you with facts as on some tours I have been on). Wadi Rum was just a beautiful place and the Bedouin / Jordanian people were great!
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Amazing trip
mariashorter, Nov 2019
One Day Petra & Wadi Rum from Aqaba
We had the most amazing trip. Our lovely driver picked us up at the hotel to drive us to Petra. We had a great guide who told us loads of interesting information about the historic city. The lunch was very good with lots of choice. Our driver then drove us to Wadi Rum for the jeep safari. Our driver was again great we took us all around the most beautiful sites and we watched the spectacular sunset. Best day and would recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you again.
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Trip to wadi rum
123Vivabc, Oct 2019
Private Full Day Trip to Wadi Rum Valley of Moon Martian Desert from Amman
Good driver very helpful, informative and eager to make our trip enjoyable. Wadi rum is fascinating with lots of history and culture
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Enjoyed Wadi Rum!
Tour293777, Oct 2019
Wadi Rum Day Tour from Amman (One Full Day)
My tour started at 7 am pickup from my hotel. Muhammad was my driver and he was awesome! He made me feel comfortable from start to end, felt like we were friends. The driver/guide in Wadi Rum was very nice too.
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Jordan hospitality at it’s best
Paskalchik, Oct 2019
Full-Day Jeep Tour: ''Wadi Rum Highlights''
Besides the professional and interesting tour in the Wadi Rum desert I would like to highlight the hospitality of our guide Feras. My wife had high fever and was invited to sleep in his house. When we had a problem with our rental car, Feras called his relatives who jointly helped to fix the car. Amazing hospitality! I can highly recommend this tour and the guide Feras!
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Jordan discovery
NathalieG1000, Jul 2019
3-Day Petra Wadi Rum and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem
I was mostly interested by Petra, but I was so impressed by Jerash and Wadi Rum. Ali was a great guide, the bedouin camp was lovely and we ate really well. I would love to go back and see more of Jordan. We were there late June and it was warm, but it also meant the sites were not too busy, so I do not regret that choice.
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Amazing Tour
dposada, Feb 2020
3-Day Private Tour from Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, Dana, Aqaba, and Dead Sea
This trip was amazing! I could not recommend it enough. The desert is probably the most beautiful place I have seen in my life and the company was even better. Murad was an amazing guide. He was so accommodating and attentive. He was always willing to stop or to go places that were interesting to us, even if it was not in the schedule. Both the hotel and the camp were really enjoyable and clean. This three days trip was the highlight of my trip and that was in great part to our tour guide.
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Good Driver
Franz_K, Mar 2020
2-Day Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea Tour from Amman
My driver was Ahmat. He was Vers friendly and helpful. When I had a problem or a wish, he helped me. He drove carefully. The trip was very good.
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Absolutely recommend it!
IOANNA_T, Mar 2020
Full-Day Trip To Petra And Wadi Rum
It’s definitely a long tour but totally worth it! The scenery is so impressive I’m sure it’s going to be memorable!! Our driver/guide was excellent! He made us feel comfortable and relaxed during the whole day, made all the necessary arrangements for everything we needed and was very pleasant and funny!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wadi Rum is a must-do for adventurous travelers, as well as anyone who loves photography.

  • Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

  • A scarf is a great desert accessory to protect against wind-blown sand.

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How to Get There

Deep in the south of Jordan, Wadi Rum is about 45 minutes’ drive from Aqaba; guides and camps can generally arrange seats on the minibuses that run the route most of the year. Given that self-driving inside the protected area is only possible in a 4WD with a professional driver to supervise, many will find it easier simply to arrange a Wadi Rum tour that includes round-trip door-to-door transport.

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When to Get There

Like other deserts, Wadi Rum can be surprisingly cold on a winter’s night and searingly hot at the height of summer. The tourist peak seasons of spring and fall (mid-March to mid-May and mid-September to mid-November) are also the most convenient times to visit. It’s worth spending the night to appreciate the stillness of the desert and the brilliance of the stars.

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Wadi Rum on Film

FromLawrence of Arabia toThe Martian, Wadi Rum’s startling colors have long made it a popular film location. The area regularly stands in for Mars, and indeed for other planets: It serves as a setting forRogue One: A Star Wars Story. One desert camp, inspired byThe Martian, features domes in the style of the one Matt Damon’s character lived in during the movie.

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