"Wadi Rum: the fantastic Jordan desert" Top 5 Page for this destination Wadi Rum by Cristian_Uluru

Wadi Rum Travel Guide: 252 reviews and 606 photos

The wonderful desert of Wadi Rum is a MUST. It's famous thanks T.E.Lawrence and his book (The Seven Pillars of Wisdom) but also for its magnificent landscape . To make a journey at Wadi Rum, I think, it's a great experience. You can see a desert that is very different from the United Arab Emiratas or Arabian one. Infact here you can find mountains (and some of them are very high (Gebel Rum (1754 m) and Gebel Ishrin (1753 m)) and all around them the desert with the sand with different kind of yellow and red.
The best way to explore this fantastic place is to rent a car with a beduin driver. It's a great experiece because you can see many hidden place and strange rocky formations that you can't imagine.

Wadi Rum is a great experience!!!

If you want to visit this great place you need at least one day so you can see all the best of this desert (first of all the wonderful landscape, Lowrence Spring, Al-Qsair, Rakahbt al-Wadak and more).
From this point of view I was very unlucky during my journey because the weather was bad and I had only half a day :(.
You must notice that if you want to go to Wadi Rum during the winter season you can find bad weter and it's very cold (when I was there I need to wear a windcheater due the heavy cold wind that blew that day). If you go, instead, during the summer season you must have, first of all, a lot of water because it's too hot (40°C), and also a hat and a pair of sunglasses!!!!
By the way, I think that Wadi Rum is fantastic also with bad weather becuse there is a different light and something of special.
The journey in the beduins' car is make with very very old car but it's a very great experience and you must try it.
My tourist guide said me that is possible to sleep in a beduin tend under the star...I think that it's a great experience that I hope I'll can do the next time I'll go there!!!

Some of history

Wadi Rum was create by a geological fracture on the earthly crust and some high block of rocks fell down from the Afro-Arabic clod. The blocks gave origin to the fantastic mountains of Wadi Rum. This area was inhabited from Neolitic when it was call Wadi Iram. There are many inscriptions that show that Wadi Rum was very close by Nabataeans and by people that came from the Arabic Peninsula. Probably many caravans passed through the desert thank the many springs.

Today the village of Rum is the home of all the Beduins drivers and it's the gate to start your journey in the desert.

Enjoy yourself in this marvel place!!!!

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  • Last visit to Wadi Rum: Mar 2005
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Fine desert photos in your travelogues and tips. Years ago I read the Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence and was fascinated.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    What a scenic place and page with wonderful photos! Thanks Cristian for sharing!

  • mfas2000's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2008 at 3:24 AM

    Well done pages on Jordan.. Recommended Pages By ( a Local) for travellers to Jordan

  • rebibi's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Did you take a camel ride? Thanks for your tips and pics. Will be there in a few months.

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Very nice tips and photos. T.E. Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident not far from where I was born.

  • caribe_utopico's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 10:14 AM

    Cristian, I'm going to Jordan in April and this place sounds great! How far from Amman? Close to Petra? Do u have a contact? price? Thanks a lot dude!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 1:42 AM

    Nice page! That's a rather bizarre portrait of T.E. Lawrence on that rock face!


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