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Wadi Rum: Things to Do in Jordan

“The Valley of the Moon”, depicted as Mars in several Hollywood feature films Wadi Rum is an Arabian fairy-tale waiting to be discovered. Home to nomadic Bedouin tribes, Wadi Rum is a quiet getaway of stars, sand, and sun; a perfect complement from Amman’s epicenter. Once inhabited by the Nabataeans of prehistoric times, Wadi Rum allows you to get lost in large landscapes and horizon lines. The calmness of the desert is sure to calm your spirit and de-clutter your thoughts. Wadi Rum is waiting for you. 

This site is one of Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, For more information click here 

Wadi Rum Nature Reserve

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Marvel at the boundless energy of Wadi Rum’s amazing landscapes. With its towering rock formations, slender valleys, and infinite skies Wadi Rum is an exclusive getaway inclusive of all. Explore the prehistoric inscriptions carved on even older mountains, forming an ancient combination of man and nature.

Rumsky stargazing

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Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Jordan, RumSky allows visitors to enjoy the starry nights of Wadi Rum.

Their guided tour program allows you to learn more about the universe we live in. Living in lively cities makes it more difficult to witness the magnificence of the skies and heavens and through the innovation of science, we are able to get a little closer to the hidden wonders of the universe. Stars, planets, nebulae, all are within your reach with RumSky.

Camel Race Track

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Get your competitive juices flowing in Wadi Rum as you witness the high octane speed of camels jetting across the desert sands. Camel Racing is a rather popular sport across the Middle East and is becoming a main attraction to tourists visiting Wadi Rum.

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Be awe-struck at the beauty of Wadi Rum from 2,000ft above the the earth’s surface. Located in the Disi area of Wadi Rum, accompanied by our representatives you can take a journey off the beaten path as you get a breathtaking aerial view of “The Valley of the Moon”.

Microlight

Return to the roots of aviation with this small and versatile aircraft. Fly above the beautiful rock formations of Wadi Rum in an open aircraft with our experienced pilot.

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Bedouin life experience

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Hospitality is an essential quality of Bedouin culture. In Wadi Rum you can experience the authenticity of a “low cost” Bedouin lifestyle, miles away from “ordinary” life. Get lost in Bedouin tradition that is sure to leave your belly and your soul properly nourished.

Arab kohl making (traditional eyeliner)

Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite similar to charcoal for mascara. It is widely used in the Middle East, the Caucasus, North Africa, South Asia, West Africa, and the Horn of Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids, and as a mascara. It is worn mostly by women, but also by some men and children. This Kohl-making experience is aimed at educating visitors about the old Bedouin women’s kohl making techniques.

Arab kohl making

Horseback riding

Horseback riding

The Bedouin people are very friendly to their camels and horses, many even consider them to be extended family. Similar to the likes of Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, you can glide between the mountain valleys on an equestrian excursion from Wadi Rum to Aqaba; this is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience. Schedule your horseback-riding tour online today.

4×4 tours

Prepare for a lively 4×4 jeep tour that will have you traversing sand dunes and breathing in the desert winds at high speeds, as you gasp at Wadi Rums amazing rock formations. Schedule a tour with your camp or through the visitor’s center.

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Train of jordan heritage revival company

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Transport yourself to a time of colonial expansion. Sit in a refurbished locomotive from the early 20th century that connected the Ottoman Empire with the sands of the Middle East. Relive the spirit of a century old conflict as you take a historic 14km ride on the Hijazi train tracks.

Hidden Gems of the nabataean kingdom

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The Nabataeans, an ancient Arab Nomadic tribe responsible for the architectural marvels in Petra left their mark in the desert of Wadi Rum as well. You can find remains of temples and water systems in key areas in the Rum Desert in addition to carvings and locations markers used by the ancient traders.  

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