About Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon) is a spectacular desert environment situated in southern Jordan, lies in the far south of Jordan, set on a high plateau at the western edge of the Arabian desert. Gargantuan rock formations, rippled sand dunes, and clear night skies create an almost fairy-tale setting across an unpopulated area the size of New York City.
Besides stunning desert landscape, Wadi Rum also boasts astounding cultural landscape. 25,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings), 20,000 inscriptions, and 154 archaeological sites have been discovered within this place, tracing the evolution of human thought and the early development of the alphabet.
It is a popular tourist attraction for those whom nature entices to explore its magical beauty. Wadi Rum's location, about 30 Km from the main Desert Highway between Aqaba and Amman, makes it a truly 'off-the-beaten track' location. This distance gives Wadi Rum its unique characteristic as a remote and peaceful area. However, as its popularity has grown over the past 20 years, you will find numerous Bedouin-style camps which offer tourists a special experience of desert life - including the opportunity to sleep under a sky full of stars.