Aqaba - Wadi-Rum – Aqaba
Tour Overview :
Pick up point: from Aqaba/2 and half hours’ drive from Aqaba to Wadi Rum
Arriving to Wadi Rum:
- meet with the guide.
- have 3 hours guided tour inside Wadi Rum.
Today we will journey approximately 1 hour (68KM) from Aqaba to Wadi Rum.
Jordan’s Wadi Rum protected area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also known as the Valley of the Moon. With its monolithic outcrops of granite rock and sandstone which rise out of the desert with a drifting blanket of sand between them, it really is like no other place on Earth.
You will spend the day touring this unforgettable landscape, which includes petroglyphs and archaeological remains. You will marvel at the gorges, natural arches, cliffs, and caverns covering a lot of ground in the day by travelling in a 4x4 Jeep to ensure you get to see as much of this truly magnificent place.
A traditional Bedouin lunch will prepare you for the adventure and you’ll even have a chance to try sandboarding on the tour.
You will stop for Bedouin tea breaks along the way, nestled against rocks which break out from the red sand. (At the end of the day, you will be able to witness the beauty of a sunset over the desert (If your time fits) before returning to our transfer back to Aqaba.
Meeting and assist
Transport will pick you up at 8:00am from your hotel, city center, airport and cruise ships(Port).
120$ per Pax
The price varies according to participant's number
Maximum 10 people in one group
-Private tours are available on request .
Tips for sustainable travel on this trip
- Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no litters behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
- Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.
- Cultural respect:
- Some Jordanians especially women and the elderly object to being photographed so please ask first.
- Jordanians are very proud of their country and can be offended if you take pictures of anything ‘negative’ or suggestive of poverty. Photography in military zones and strategic areas like public buildings is prohibited.
- Handshaking is only between members of the same sex.
- It's polite to use only your right hand when eating something without cutlery and when handing money and small objects to someone else.
- It is common practice to remove one’s shoes before entering a mosque or someone’s home and you should tuck them under if sitting on the floor. It is respectful for women to cover their heads with a scarf when entering a mosque. Please note many mosques are not open for tourist visits.
- Generally men’s and women’s clothing should cover shoulders and be on or below the knee.
- During the holy month of Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking during daylight hours. Even chewing gum is considered haram. (forbidden). Although foreigners are not expected to follow these practices it is respectful to be discrete and not eat, drink, or smoke in general public.
- Making the effort to fit in is invariably appreciated so being aware of these aspects of cultural respect will assist you during your travels in Jordan.