Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Protected Area
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • GiannisPapadopoulos
    Kavala, Greece189 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice experience-Recomended!
    Wadi Rum is a protected desert area. You can go for 4-5 hours or to spend a night there. The food was good. The jeep new and comfortable. The driver excellent. Must visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • T.J. Suresh
    Salmiya, Kuwait16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Desert Wonderland
    Wadi Rum or the Valley of the Moon is a desert area in the south of Jordan. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors to Jordan for its natural beauty. Several tourist camps in the valley provide comfortable accommodations in tents and cabins, equipped with decent amenities. Visitors may undertake jeep of camel safaris to explore the vast protected area of the valley which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sunrise and sunset in the desert are breathtaking!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Rob O
    Winter Garden, Florida593 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Different Planet
    Stunning mountains surround this arid desert landscape. Highly recommend going on a jeep tour, I think half day is enough, Our driver took us to other spots off the normal stops. The red sand next to the white stand is quite a dramatic site. The usual tour stops do offer some hiking if interested. Very dramatic landscape, do not miss.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Andreja O
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views
    Spectacular stone desert, friendly beduin guides and drivers. Take a jeep rour around the desert, see the sunset. And in the morning ride a camel to see the sunrise. At night let the beduins tell you about stars. Enjoy a quiet evening around a camp fire with some tea. Localy prepared food in one of beduin camps is excelent. I recomend Rum planet camp.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Ratnam iyer
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wadi Rum
    We enjoyed the fabulous desert safari and delicious food. It was a wonderful experience to be in desert at night. The staff at the camp were amazing and helpful. Our guide Abdullah was very good and knowledgeable, he explained to us the importance of the place and even helped us climb up the rocks.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Al Alex Aloka
    Bengaluru, India140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feels like mars
    Absolutely loved the feel of this place. Since we can never go to mars this came to the closest being on Mars. The night sky is clear and beautiful. They have a very innovative dinner cooking concept. Awesome and pleasant evening. Can spend hours. You can even stay there if you want to but we we’re staying at Aqaba.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Donald S
    Poinciana, Florida877 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List Checked
    We did the Truck ride through Wadi Rum. The area is a beutiful desert area has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures. They left their markings in the surrounding stones. The tall stone mountains all carved by wind, sand and water carve a beutiful landscape. Lots of small Bedouin tents sites are set up, many large tourist camps offing all sorts of specialty visits. The nigh star sittings is supposed to be wonderful. Some of the tent sites were well equipped and if we had the time would have been nice to stay but we had further plans.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington2,562 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
    Sweden19,483 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, California186 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
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH712 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, Canada10,880 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, Canada89 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, Philippines1,563 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, UK208 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, UK553 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, Australia14,329 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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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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
Written 4 November 2023
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Maria0Magdalena
London, UK468 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
To enter you first need to go to the visitors centre and buy a ticket or get your Jordan Pass stamped. Then you drive to the 'village' if you are staying overnight. Someone from your camp will pick you up there. There are lots of these camps strewn everywhere, be careful what you choose. It gets pretty hot and without air-conditioning, you might be cooking in your little tent. The star gazing is amazing (dondownload one of the apps that help identify constalatuons). Martian tents are overrated. Best way to observe stars is sitting outside. Even the Martian tents obscure visibility. It was interesting to do the jeep drive around, but, no surprise, hot, sandy, dusty. Not really my thing that much. But a good experience for the kids to understand how harsh a desert is. And a good opportunity to do a camel ride. I know that is so so touristy, but it is an experience to try once.
Written 27 October 2023
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Flyer
WashingtonDC1,510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
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.
Written 23 October 2023
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