Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Protected Area
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington3,746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of sand but always similar sights...
    Bouncing around in a canopied jeep while riding through a desert would not be my choice of experiences, but for some, such an outing could be exciting. It was interesting seeing lots of sand but always similar sights. There were indeed several photo stops just for visitors which of course would be the highlights. However, although I will not downgrade this to impact the score for others who might enjoy, I would definitely not spend the time or money on another trip to the area.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Khamlia
    Sweden19,674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love Wadi Rum
    Beautiful desert, worth to see and to protect. There is a group of Bedouin who take really care of the desert and started Eco tours and camp and I appreciate it very much. They are trying to teach us to take good care of the environment there and not harm it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Richard8016
    Sacramento, California185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected Enjoyment
    As huge as Wadi Rum is, the thought of spending 4 hours here sounded like overkill. I was wrong. It didn't seem like too much. Finding out some of the movies that were filmed there was nice. Also finding out you can book a tent there was very helpful. Also nice is it's so huge you don't realize how many people are there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • newflyer
    Bridgeport, Connecticut1,223 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure to see the drawings in the canyon and natural arches
    I saw Wadi Rum on my ride to and from the desert camp. The natural arches are unbelievable but the most amazing part was the drawings on the canyon walls of an area you walk to. There were many and they were all different. To see them you have to walk on a narrow cliff with one side having rocks on it and the other side a drop of varying degrees. The drawings were across from the walking area. The views of the desert and surrounding mountains was very impressive.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Anna P
    Tiverton, United Kingdom281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast and beautiful
    Oh my what fun! You start at the visitor centre and take a pick up truck around the desert, stopping at key points. You see the seven pillars of wisdom. The Martian (and Lawrence of Arabia) were filmed here. Our pick up was hot wired which was a lot of fun. We stopped for a cup of traditional herbal tea. Some took a camel ride.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Lily Hu
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,772 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area
    Gorgeous and surreal views peppered by a gorge of people trying to scam you unfortunately. Before you even reach the visitor center, the tour guides start pestering you at the main gate. You can't fully tell who's official park staff and who's not. Make sure to review the chart outlining costs and view points because people will try to scam you. The drive itself around the desert was easy and the sights were lovely. Our driver didn't come with us into any of the sights (stayed with the car) but looks like some people's guides did. Recommend hiking boots due to the sand.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unreal Experience
    We had a fantastic time seeing Wadi Rum and its spectacular landscape. We booked a 2 day tour that included Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea and this was easily one of our favourite parts of the trip! Our tour included a "jeep ride through the desert which stopped at a couple of springs and a few formations. We also stayed over night in a Bedouin Style camp and thought everything was worth it. My wife loved it so much that she would consider staying a second night just to enjoy the scenery more. The weather in October was perfect and absolutely worth a visit. We also had a fantastic view of the stars at night and enjoyed a great dinner and breakfast. You can drive here pretty easily but we went with a tour to get in some naps while we drove between sites. The cost of entry is 35 JOD so you may as well get a Jordan Pass that waives visa fee and allows entrance to here and Petra.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Flyer
    1,361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    an amazing experience
    My family and I did a full day tour of Wadi Rum and it is just an incredible place to visit. We opted for the full day tour with a private guide through an online booking agency. There are just so many sites to see here in this gorgeous landscape! While there are options to stay the night within Wadi Rum, when we passed the various camps, we were glad we stayed in Aqaba because the camps seemed quite bare-bones. All the local guides are Bedouin, and know the area very well. It all depends on what kind of tour you book, but a half day tour would not give you the flexibility to go deeper into the landscape. Even after a day driving around, there are just different pockets of rock formations that look completely different than what was in the previous canyon. That was the surprising aspect to the tour here — the variation in topography. The closer you are to the visitor center, the more people on tours there are. Overall, a magnificent place and well worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Annie S
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we went
    We did a 4x4 tour sand surfing. Camel trek to see the sunrise (the handler were really kind to the camels annd they looked well cared for unlike in some places) and star gazing saw 3 shooting stars😁was worth the overnight stay but is quite a trek from Petra. Wish we had organised the early am hot air balloon trip too
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • KMLondon22
    London, United Kingdom199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    The scenery here is absolutely incredible. Stayed 2 nights in one of the many camps Bedouins have built for tourists (not genuine Bedouin camps as such). Trekked up the highest mountain in Jordan, Jabal Umm ad Dami, with views to Saudi Arabia; star gazed at night in perfect conditions; took a jeep tour; & an early morning camel ride to see the sunrise (the ride was one of my highlights of visiting Jordan). Only downside was the flies on food, but it is the desert! Also would not want to visit in the heat of summer. Fully deserves being protected by UNESCO. Can't wait to watch the film Lawrence of Arabia again (Wadi Rum has also been used to represent other planets in Star Wars, the Martian, Dune, etc)!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 November 2023
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK1,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This vast red desert is a must see destination. You can go through it by 4X4, horse or even camel. Whichever way you do it you'll get off and walk up some amazing structures, vast red sand dunes and see space like rock formations. I stayed to watch the sunset which was a popular thing to do and very scenic.
Written 26 April 2024
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babykong
London, UK1,224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
If you get the opportunity to visit Wadi Rum and stay overnight in one of the Bedouin tent camps - don’t even think about it, just do it!

Seeing the sun setting over the desert, running down sand dunes, riding a camel at sunrise, drinking tea with Bedouins, really seeing the sky at night, and witnessing the natural beauty of the desert - these are all memories that will stay with me forever.
Written 22 April 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I took a two-hour jeep tour through the desert at Wadi Rum. The formations are amazing. Among the highlights were the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, named by Lawrence of Arabia. The inscriptions at Anfashieh include a camel caravan near the top that was carved ca. 850 BC. The tour ended at a Bedouin camp, where I stayed overnight
Written 21 April 2024
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was very hot as we first stepped into the Arabian desert, but I think that was mostly the transition from being in the air conditioned bus. We ate lunch at the very crowded Visitors Center where we shared a simple falafel "sandwich". All of our sandwiches in Jordan were really just wraps.

Wadi Rum is also known as the Valley of the Moon. It is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan near the border with Saudi Arabia. Wadi means river valley, and this is the largest river valley in Jordan.

We were doing 4x4 Jeep tours of the desert, and our guide had explained that they were really pickup trucks.

It was interesting and beautiful scenery.
Written 28 February 2024
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada11,661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
If this area seems other worldly it may be because Matt Damon’s movie The Martian was filmed here to look like he was on Mars. It truly is spectacular looking and a unique place on the planet.
Written 25 December 2023
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Buggedeyed
British Columbia, Canada87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wow! I thought Petra was a definite must in Jordan but I have to add Wadi Rum to this list. It was amazing! We did a 6 hour jeep tour and then stayed within the protected area in a local Bedouin camp and it was so spectacular. A must see on your list if you are visiting Jordan, you won't be disappointed. However, I would encourage anyone going to book with a local Bedouin operator and support the locals. Sounds like a no brainer but there are foreign companies operating with in and outside of the protected area. Go with the Bedouin who know this land like no other.
Written 4 December 2023
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Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines1,531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Had a jeep tour around the area. Looked at an arch, the non-stick sand on a particularly steep dune and the well hidden passage to water source in the hills.
Written 20 November 2023
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KMLondon22
London, UK199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The scenery here is absolutely incredible. Stayed 2 nights in one of the many camps Bedouins have built for tourists (not genuine Bedouin camps as such). Trekked up the highest mountain in Jordan, Jabal Umm ad Dami, with views to Saudi Arabia; star gazed at night in perfect conditions; took a jeep tour; & an early morning camel ride to see the sunrise (the ride was one of my highlights of visiting Jordan). Only downside was the flies on food, but it is the desert! Also would not want to visit in the heat of summer. Fully deserves being protected by UNESCO. Can't wait to watch the film Lawrence of Arabia again (Wadi Rum has also been used to represent other planets in Star Wars, the Martian, Dune, etc)!
Written 20 November 2023
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Francis C
Hawkhurst, UK684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Amazing experience but a mini version of Petra. Glad to be able to get in a car as a bit of walking. Saw some petroglyphs but very interesting
Written 16 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The vivid colors and weird shapes have resulted in Wadi Rum being called the Valley of the Moon. Wadi Rum has been Heritage Listed since 2011. A "wadi" is a dry watercourse; a "jebel"is a hill. You can hike, or climb , or take a guided tour. The Wadi Rum Protected Area is a great place for a walk in the Jordan's wild desert."
Written 6 November 2023
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