4X4 ADVENTURE IN THE WADI RUM DESERT
A thrilling Jeep adventure in one of the most evocative and spectacular places in Jordan - the Wadi Rum desert. Its rocks shaped by the wind and wealth of colours just keep on surprising us. We let ourselves be charmed by the silence and timeless atmosphere of this ancient scenery as well as by its inhabitants and their traditions.
What we will see
- Wadi Rum desert
- Sand and rocks sculpted by the wind, wealth of colours
- Spectacular creations by nature
- Stop in a Bedouin tent to savour teas and eastern sweets
What we will do
- The Wadi Rum desert is an evocative lunar landscape, a vast silent stretch of land made up of sand and rocks sculpted by the wind that time turned into formations of an incomparable beauty with a wealth of colours ranging from yellow and red to brown.
- It is a large valley that was already inhabited in Prehistoric times, as testified by the stone tools found here dating back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, i.e. to almost 7000 BC. For millennia, the desert was roamed by hunters and nomads who left interesting traces of their passage.
- Nowadays, Wadi Rum is inhabited by Bedouins living in tents made of goat wool and taking care of their flocks maintaining the same lifestyle of thousands of years ago. The desert is also famous for having been the set of various films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Red Planet (2000) and The Martian (2015) directed by Ridley Scott.
- A 4x4 Jeep awaits us at the Visitor Centre to start our excursion: we get ready to enjoy a thrilling experience in this unique setting surrounded by the mysterious silence that characterises the desert. Along the way, we are fascinated by nature’s spectacular creations.
- Before returning to the ship, we stop in a typical Bedouin tent where we can sip some local tea and savour eastern sweets.
- We then get back on our coach to make our way back to Aqaba.
What you need to know
- Cover your nose and mouth with a mask to protect them from the sand.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.