Full day (7+ hours)
Meet your driver at your Dead Sea hotel, and travel south through Jordan’s rugged landscapes to WadiRum. This UNESCO-listed desert valley is known for the beautiful red, pink and orange hues of its cliffsand gulleys, and sometimes called the ‘Valley of the Moon,’ for its incredible, otherworldly rockformations. It’s also famous for its Bedouin peoples, who have made homes here through the centuries,and for its connections with T.E. Lawrence, the World War I British military officer, otherwise known as‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ On arrival, leave your driver, and hop inside a 4×4 driven by a local Bedouin for a2-hour tour of the valley. Rumble through the gorges and ravines, navigate dunes and river beds, andsoak up the stunning scenery as you hear about thehistory and geography of this remote anduntouched wilderness. Stop to see beauty spots and landmarks such as canyons, pinnacles, and rockformations, and pull up to view pre-Christian etchings carved into some of the rock walls. Plus, if you’veupgraded,enjoy a 30-minute camel ride, taking in the timeless beauty of your surroundings in time-honored Bedouin fashion. When it’s time, meet back up with your driver, and return to the Dead Sea,where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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You will meet our driver at the hotel lobby between 7 a.m.–8 a.m (your exact timing will be provided by
the support team, one day before the tour) after the entail greetings, you start your journey toward
Wadi Rum about 4:00hrs drive.
Your excursion will take you into the majestic Wadi Rum. From Dead Sea, it is around a 4:00 hours drive
to Wadi Rum along the desert highway.
Once we reach Wadi Rum, our Bedouin friend Abu-Yosef will greet us at his home with traditional
Bedouin tea (tea made with fresh sage and sugar). After your short rest, you will be set to explore the immense area of Wadi Rum while in the back of an old 4×4 truck. To discover a landscape that was once described by the British officer T. E. Lawrence as, ‘vast, echoing and Godlike.’ This description wonderfully summarizes the Wadi Rum experience.
You will notice how the mountains of rock just seem to melt under the sun’s energy, and the tracks of
camels, foxes, and wild dogs sprinkled on the wind-swept sand. The incredible silence will engulf you,
making you feel like part of the landscape around you.
Later, you will be taken to one of the highest points in all of Wadi Rum to witness a spectacular sunset.
Abu-Yosef will prepare us some more Bedouin tea, right in the desert sand, and leave us to watch the
descending sun. As we welcome the moon, a whole new view of the landscape around you emerges and as the darkness creeps in, the sky lights up with millions of stars to cast a silvery light upon the entire world.
After a full day exploring Wadi Rum, time to return back to Dead Sea, the drive once again will be around 4:00hrs.