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Wadi Rum Protected Area

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jordan is struck by goldfever, and make the most of extracting as much as possible from their visitors. They now have a visitorscentre, where you can buy all the extras to see the martian sands. 5JOD entrance fee is manageable. Top it off with transportation,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable atmosphere with sky full of stars (this is at night) at day time you feel you are on the moon with the sand color and high mountains all in all was great experience and sure will do it again and again

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The way the 2 colours of sand, red and yellow, blow over each other creates a colourful base to the weathered massive cliffs and stone structures that abide here. Get on a jeep tour but ask them questions cos they just stop for unknown times...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JustSwanning
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Words can't do justice to this scenery. The desert is spectacular. Rock formations, small sand dunes, a canyon, sandy expanses. A 4WD trip through the desert is stunning. There are tented camps scattered around where you can get tea. The tents at Quiet Camp were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 5 days ago

Forty years he walked through this landscape? I can imagine. The vastness, and the beauty of it is truly unique; one of its kind in this world. We stayed here for 2-3 days, but i could easily stay here longer. Not too much to do,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger_NL_1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a two-hour jeep ride into the desert and absolutely loved the views of the orange sandy desert. Visited the locations where movies like Martian has been shot, and Lawrence's Spring (named after Lawrence of Arabia). Passed by a location where ancient drawings were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wadi Rum is an amazingly beautiful place. It's a desert - desolate and (supposedly) featureless - and yet, it's wonderful. There's nothing big or spectacular to see here; rather, it's all about the experience. Right from staying in a tented desert camp overnight to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 6 hour jeep tour in the area. That was enough for me. Got my phone filled with great pictures. Be aware that there can be quite cold in the desert. But so much to see!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tautio
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the "must see" areas in Jordan, in particular if you wish to take photos that will impress anyone back home.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WiP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling in December it started getting quite cool, at night even cold - make sure you bring warm cloths and shoes (was happy having my winter-snow shoes along) - so you get to enjoy it without feeling cold. Staying in a Bedouin camp is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jeni S
December 30, 2018|
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Response from JDSoui | Reviewed this property |
If going with a guide they will be able to ensure ideal areas to stop. Would recommend though vetting the guide. Our contact was able to coordinate ideal stops and in most cases where there were no other tourists... More
October 8, 2018|
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Response from LuxeTourista | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend a night if Wadi Rum if time permits. You will get to enjoy the protected desert land but also will get a chance to experience Bedouin-style camping in the middle of the desert. If not, you can... More
Ann C
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
I think all the local guides know where this very film was shot. And definitely Wadi Rum is one of the greatest deserts to see and experiance. Much better than the one in Marocco.
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hiking (6 Replies)
what's the best short hike(total of 4 hours max!)in the Protected Area? We have arranged for a guide but would like to hear other people's opinions. Any suggestions?
May 26, 2009|
Response fromaqaba99|
For a short hike, try the Wadi Siq Makhras, its a 8km easy walk which takes 3-4 hours. The start is 1km from the Visitors Centre, you loop around Jebel Makhras and back to the Centre. Guides are recommended for many of the routes.
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Arasbaran Protected Area (8 Replies)
Hi, does anyone know if it is easy making a trip to Arasbaran Protected area using public transport? Is it worth spending a couple of days there? Any recommendations for a good place to stay, homestay, hotel, a good guesthouse? I will be travelling on my own, happy to join a package tour if there is a good one. I will be visiting Tabriz in May.
December 22, 2017|
Response frombnshf|
it is definitely worth. Arasbaran Protected area is unique area specialy in may the weather is awesome, I think it is worth to stay there a couple of days , you can go to Kaleibar by public transportation from Tabriz, then from there you can hire a cheap car to makidi, there is some cheap guest house inside the jungle there. keep in touch
Temperature in second half of August in Wadi Rum (8 Replies)
Dear all, How cold will it get at night in the Bedouin tents in the Protected Area?? Do you have to wear leggings, fleece and socks in bed? Thanks!
August 14, 2017|
Response fromHenk B|
Can be a bit chilly, but most camps have blankets.