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.

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Wadi Rum Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Wadi Rum

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

Passage to Petra

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Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Totally Jordan

8 Days FROM $1,889
Starry night | Wadi Rum | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Perseids Meteor Shower

8 days FROM $2,159
Pink flowers in Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Xmas in Petra

8 Days FROM $2,249
On the road | JordanTailored To Suit You

Self Drive Jordan

8 days FROM $1,829
A Byzantine basilica | Amman | JordanTailored To Suit You

Lawrences Arabia

9 Days FROM $3,219
Tala Bay in Aqaba | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Deserts Ruins Reefs

11 Days FROM $2,789
Dome on the Rock | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jerusalem

11 days FROM $3,599
Visit the Monastery in Petra on our Jordan toursExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days FROM $2,339
Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,529
The Monastery | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,969
View over the Old City | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

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Wadi Rum Hotels

If you are planning a Wadi Rum holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Rainbow Camp Wadi Rum

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly everyday. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. This accommocation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Sun City Camp Wadi Rum

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

The Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum is made up of 30 permanent tents each with their own private terrace for relaxing after an afternoon driving through the desert. Simply furnished with comfortable beds, a closet and a luggage rack with the added luxury of robes and slippers. The tents also boast a private bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. Traditional food is served in the dining area within the camp. One popular meal, which features as a staple here, is Zarb, a whole lamb, served alongside mezza.

Wadi Rum Night Camp Wadi Rum

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Surrounded by the rugged elements of Wadi Rum, this luxury desert camp delivers the feel of a hotel in the wilds of Jordan. The 25 comfortable private tents are spacious and fully furnished with large beds, a Bedouin sofa, modern bathroom amenities (shared) and cozy sit-out area for panoramic views of the surroundings. Solar power provides guest tents with electricity in the evening. The camp also features a restaurant tent and sitting tent where guests can enjoy Bedouin-style BBQ dinners and freshly prepared breakfasts.

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