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About Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon) is a stunning desert landscape in southern Jordan. It is located on a high plateau near the western edge of the Arabian desert. Massive rock formations, undulating sand dunes, and beautiful night skies create an almost fairy-tale atmosphere across an uninhabited expanse the size of New York City.


In addition to the breathtaking desert environment, Wadi Rum has an incredible cultural landscape. 25,000 petroglyphs (rock carvings), 20,000 inscriptions, and 154 archaeological sites have been uncovered in this location, documenting the progression of human cognition and the early formation of the alphabet.


It is a famous tourist destination for individuals who want to discover nature's amazing splendour. Wadi Rum's position, approximately 30 kilometres off the major Desert Highway between Aqaba and Amman, making it a genuinely 'off-the-beaten track' destination. This distance lends Wadi Rum its distinct character as a lonely and tranquil location. However, since its popularity has increased over the last 20 years, there are now several Bedouin-style camps that provide guests with an authentic desert experience, including the ability to sleep beneath a starry sky.

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