Discover the haunting Wadi Rum, as Lawrence of Arabia did, by starlight from a camp on the Jordanian desert
Archaeologist T.E. Lawrence described Wadi Rum as ‘vast, echoing and god-like’. Here, the weather and winds have carved into the Jordanian desert imposing, skyscraper-like towers out of its sandstone. The result is an eerie, Martian-like landscape, whose spiritual force cannot be denied.
Like many geological and archaeological treasures in Jordan, Wadi Rum should not be rushed. The slower your pace, the more impressive you’ll find the sights. While Wadi Rum is close to the cities of Amman and Aqaba and even closer to Petra, to truly immerse you in this spectacular region, we can arrange a camp at the heart of the desert. Sleeping under the stars in Wadi Rum gives you a unique opportunity to discover the haunting desert in an utterly unique setting.
While the desert’s harsh terrain may seem inhospitable, it is home to the Bedouin people. The Bedouin know the region better than anyone, which is why we’ll arrange for one of them to drive you into the Wadi Rum in a 4x4.
Prefer to see the desert from the air? We can also arrange a hot-air balloon ride.
To experience Wadi Rum on your own terms on your bespoke holiday to Jordan, please speak to our Jordan travel experts to book your desert adventure.