Sunset painting the sand of Wadi Rum a vivd pink

Trips and Tours to Wadi Rum

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.

Signature4x4 driving | Wadi Rum | Jordan

Passage to Petra

6 days FROM R19,900
EssentialsThe Dead Sea | Jordan

Essential Jordan

7 days FROM R10,900
SignatureTreasury | Petra | Jordan

Totally Jordan

8 Days FROM R24,900
SignatureStarry night | Wadi Rum | Jordan

Perseids Meteor Shower

8 days FROM R26,900
SignaturePink flowers in Petra | Jordan

Xmas in Petra

8 Days FROM R29,900
SignatureWadi Rum | Jordan

New Years in Wadi Rum

8 Days FROM R29,900
Tailor-madeOn the road | Jordan

Self Drive Jordan

8 days FROM R22,900
Tailor-madeA Byzantine basilica | Amman | Jordan

Lawrences Arabia

9 Days FROM R44,900
SignatureDome on the Rock | Jerusalem | Israel

Road to Jerusalem

11 days FROM R42,900
Tailor-madeWild oryx | Jordan

Jordan Wildlife & Nature

12 days FROM R66,900
SignatureWadi Rum At Sunset | Jordan | On The Go Tours

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

13 days FROM R28,900
EssentialsAn On The Go Tours group at the Pyramids of Giza | Egypt | On The Go Tours

Essential Jordan & Egypt

14 days FROM R27,900
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Pyramids to Petra

14 days FROM R29,900
SignatureTour group at the Treasury | Petra | Jordan

Pyramids to Petra 2020

15 days FROM R31,900
EssentialsThe Roman Ruins of Jerash | Jordan

Jordan & Felucca Explorer

15 days FROM R29,900
SignatureTreasury | Petra | Jordan

Road To Jordan

16 days FROM R29,900
SignatureTreasury | Petra | Jordan

Road to Jordan with Cruise

16 days FROM R34,900
SignatureThe Monastery | Petra | Jordan

Festive Road to Jordan

16 days FROM R35,900
EssentialsCamel trekking | Wadi Rum | Jordan

Jordan & Egypt Discovered

19 days FROM R34,900
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