Sunset painting the sand of Wadi Rum a vivd pink

Wadi Rum Tours and Travels

About Wadi Rum

With a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels, the desertscape of Wadi Rum encompasses some of the most stunning scenery in all of Jordan. Wadi Rum possesses unspoiled natural beauty forged by millions of years of geological formation, erosion and evolution. Split by networks of canyons and ravines, spanned by naturally formed rock bridges and watered by hidden springs, the jebels (essentially mountains) offer awesome opportunities for scrambling, rock climbing and trekking. Optional excursions aboard 4x4 vehicles allow visitors to view the surrounding scenery up-close.

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Although arid and essentially a desert, the Rum is far from depopulated. Indeed, the region is home to the semi-nomadic Bedouin who live in great goat hair tents, tending their herds of sheep and goat and preserving an ancient lifestyle. British soldier T.E. Lawrence, renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18 and whose vivid personality and writings made him the object of fascination throughout the world, waxed lyrical about the Rum area, describing it as ‘vast, echoing and godlike’.

Much of the epic ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ starring Peter O’Toole was filmed here in the early 1960s, prompting afterwards the arrival of tourism to Jordan which has continued with the recent release of 'The Martian' starring Matt Damon. The otherworldly vistas of Wadi Rum and the burnt red sands lends itself perfectly to the role of Mars without the unfathomable distances involved.

Wadi Rum Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Wadi Rum. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Wadi Rum on a bespoke touring itinerary to Jordan, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

4x4 driving | Wadi Rum | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Passage to Petra

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Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Totally Jordan

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Perseids Meteor Shower

8 days FROM $2,245
Pink flowers in Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Xmas in Petra

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Self Drive Jordan

8 days FROM $1,885
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Road to Jerusalem

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days FROM $2,425
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Pyramids to Petra

14 days FROM $2,475
Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,525
The Monastery | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,095
View over the Old City | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days FROM $4,225
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