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“A truly wonderful experience”
Review of Wadi Araba Desert

Wadi Araba Desert
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$218.75*
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Overnight at Dana Lodge Nature Reserve from Amman
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Aqaba
Certificate of Excellence
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United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A truly wonderful experience”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Having been to Petra the previous day we didn't think that anything could compare, how wrong. A very different experience but something we would not have missed for the world. Our guide/driver was informative and friendly. He left us to have a walk on our own to ' experience the desert ' - a cup of herbal tea in a Bedouin tent has left us wanting to experience more of the lifestyle - and this from someone who does like her home comforts !!! If you are going to Jordan do NOT pass up on the opportunity to visit Wadi Rum

Visited May 2014
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“Wadi Araba desert is extraordinary”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Full of life. In the midst of nowhere and nothing, there is a person watching, ready to bring you tea and a world of color and life. This is a worthwhile visit.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful Nature”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Wadi Araba is unique place for the outdoor adventurers. Not spoiled with modern life values it's clean natural and breath taking. Has many nice spots for overnight camping. Morning is amazing. Must be well prepared and equipped with 4X4 to really enjoy.

Visited May 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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“This was our first visit”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was our first visit, we chose this hotel because of the Trip Advisor reviews and they were correct. We found the room very clean and homey. We were right , literally. Our room on the 4 floor was the closest to see the beach. and i like thanks abdullah andThe water is really pretty at aqaba Beach.be aware of this. Overall the place was exactly as advertised, well kept and on the beach. I think that this would be ideal for a family as

Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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“So grateful to Desert Adventures Aqaba who do Wadi Rum tours”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Because of some administrative mix up with our chosen tour operator we had been mistakenly given the telephone number of a totally different company (Desert Adventures) on our confirmation sheet. When we phoned them to say we had arrived at the port in Aqaba these people, whose co-ordinates we had on our form, had never heard of us and did not have us on their client list of pick-ups obviously.

And yet they went out of their way to be hospitable and helpful to us - found a substitute driver at the last minute to take us. But then they also went on to phone around for the pre-selected/pre-paid tour operator .... they successfully located the driver by cell phone and so we were swapped over on the highway to the right tour operator... a bit of an experience really that we had not sought! But I have not got enough words for the sheer kindness of Desert Adventures who spent ages to resolve our problem which was not their problem at all..... I would recommend them to visitors looking for service commitment.

Visited April 2014
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